NEWSLETTER 1 2012: venerative artefacts and narrative objects

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2012. We had a marvellous 2011 and an even more intense, challenging and interesting year lies ahead of us.

Performing Pictures has spent the last three years working with devotional practice and new forms of venerative artefacts in the village of Santa Ana Zegache, Oaxaca, Mexico. Through two projects funded by the EU Cultural Programme and thanks to the support of Konstnärsnämden, Kulturrådet and Stockholms Stads Kulturförvaltning, we continue our examination of historical continuity and the transformation of sacred places, the changing configurations of the sacred and social order in the structures of villages and cities and their histories as sites of contestation over cultural and national identity.

In this newsletter we will present some of the ideas underpinning this work, and also give some glimpses of upcoming events.

Performing Pictures Newsletter 1 2012