The word ANALCO comes from the náhuatl atl 'water', nalli 'the other side' and co 'place', in English it would mean "on the other side of the river". Based on its meaning, ANALCO PROJECT: Nomadic screenings of video/performance emerges in 2017 as a platform mainly focused in Latin America, that seeks to gather through open calls a series of screenings of video/performance available to be exhibited in diverse spaces such as festivals, galleries, conferences, seminars and public space, especially in the Nordic and Baltic Countries; by sharing and expanding visions between Latin America and Europe.
ANALCO PROJECT explores the limits between art, artivism and activism, it is a platform of transmission for local histories and experiences where violence has been central; not based on hard facts or shocking images as in mass media, but rather through its capacity of drawing people together into spaces where one’s own voice can be claimed, dismantling the silence hegemonic discourses build as paralyzing structures and perpetrators of ignorance. The main focus is the representation of violence, resisting the historical truths and mainly but not only, residues from the colonial pasts between Latin America and Europe.
In April 2016 New World: Violence Remains, video/performance from Latin America was launched, inviting to “expand notions of past and present (his)stories in speeches and hegemonic narratives, this call seeks to bring together a selection of videos that can confront the Finnish viewers with silence and privilege of official histories”. The selection of videos was presented in Helsinki on May 2016, inspiring the creation of ANALCO PROJECT: Nomadic screenings of video/performance and becoming part of it.
Diana Soria Hernández