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Las Muertes Chiquitas (book) - Mireia Sallarès
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The interdisciplinary project entitled "Las Muertes Chiquitas" is the result of four year’s work carried out by Mireia Sallarès. The project’s epicentre is a documentary featuring interviews or conversations with over 30 women in various parts of Mexico; women of several ages, from different social classes, and various professions and religions. These conversations conform a striking documentary in great depth, which the artist complements with a book written in the first person which continues to build the dialogues.

 

The book entitled 'Las Muertes Chiquitas' is an essential part of the project carried out by the artist over the last two years in Mexico. Just over three hundred long, with interviews, photographs, essays, songs and epigraphs narrated always in the first person. The interviews are true declarations of freedom, and the protagonists relate stories of violence and sex, orgasms (the muertes chiquitas) and death, and also struggle and revolution. A powerful, liberating rhetoric which is narrated with great effort so as not to be defeated: 'An orgasm does not show you what life is like, but rather the enthusiasm for life' (Maite Larrauri)."

 

Mireia Sallarès (1973)

The works by Mireia Sallarès result from her research into concepts and problematic experiences on how each individual becomes what he or she is. Life’s stories, claimed as world heritage, are the centre of her research on the structures of social and cultural contexts in which we are all immersed.

Based on sociology and cultural anthropology, she conducts research into the real-life stories of people and groups in certain geographical areas (France, United States, Mexico and Venezuela). The condition of being an immigrant is an indispensable register in her work. Based on audiovisual media, interviews, interventions in public areas and books, her art reflects on such concepts as the truth, violence, pleasure, love, memory or status, through documentaries and political commitment.

 

Some recent exhibitions:

Monuments, CA Tarragona (2013); Se escapó desnuda. Un proyecto sobre la verdad.Caracas 2011-2012, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2012); Las muertes chiquitas en Tiempos Violentos, Museo Carrillo Gil, México D.F (2011); Las muertes chiquitas, New York University & Clemente Soto Velez Center, New York (2010); Las muertes chiquitas, Centro Cultural Paso Norte de Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua (2010); Las 7 Cabronas e Invisibles de Tepito, en Obstinado Tepito, México D.F. (2009).

 

www.mireiasallares.com

http://lasmuerteschiquitas.blogspot.com.es/

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Title:

“Las Muertes Chiquitas”

 

Artist:

Mireia Sallarès

 

Year:

2009

 

Edition:

First edition

 

Dimensions:

16,5 x 23,5 cm

 

Graphic design:

Folch Studio

 

ISBN:

978-84-9801-396-2

 

Comments:

Trilingual edition: Spanish, Catalan, English.

324 pages.

 


“Las Muertes Chiquitas” (trailer) Mireia Sallarès

 

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