Thursday, September 18, 2014

Artist’s talk: Juan delGado in conversation with Sandra Tabares-Duque

The Artist's Talk at the +Southbank Centre was very successful, with tickets sold out days before the event.

Juan delGado met with
Sandra Tabares-Duque and a large audience in the Sunley Pavilion at the Southbank Centre to talk about the inspiration behind his Unlimited 2014 commission, +The Flickering Darkness (Revisited)

As the work explores the journey that produce takes from its arrival to its consumption at the Corabastos market in Bogotá, Colombia, the discussion revolved around food markets, politics food, displaced workers; inviting the audience to reflect on society’s strata. 

 Photos © from left to right @ShapeArt, @_caglark and @Dima_Sky7

Sandra Tabares-Duque is a producer who worked with Juan on Sailing Out of Grain in 2012 and is now developing documentary film projects 360º of Being Human (UK/Iceland) and Quipu Project (UK/Peru). 

Sandra is also part of Where there is Hope's group, a documentary film project aiming to follow and record the Mingueo project with the intention of producing a feature length film. Similar to Juan delGado, this group believes in the power of cinema to tell the stories of those without voices or visibility and calls for change and improvement among systems and communities throughout Latin America.

Sandra studied in Birkbeck College, University of London where she graduated in Spanish and Latin American studies. She has been researching Latin American cultural studies since 2003 and has been directly involved with the Latin American film activity in London gradually joining several teams such as the DLA Film Festival and Colombiage.

The talk was followed by a guided tour of the installation at the Southbank Centre, inviting visitors to debate and interact, filling the venue with activity.


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