“Manifestations of Violence: On Regina José Galindo’s ¿Quién Puede Borrar las Huellas?”

In the magazine: Desipientia (December 2014).

This article focuses on Regina José Galindo’s iconic performance ¿Quién Puede Borrar las Huellas? (Who Can Erase the Traces? 2003) and explores the use of the body to represent the victims of past and present violence in Guatemala.

Regina José Galindo’s work challenges forgetting and indifference by making visible the thousands of victims of the civil war that afflicted Guatemala from 1960 until 1996. Drawing from Phelan, Galindo’s body will be defined as a marked body that functions within the field of representation and its inherent power relationships.

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