The May 12 2022

Sangre caliente (Sang chaud, Hot blood)

Ileana Hernandez Camacho

Performance on May, 12 from 2:00 to 7:00 pm, 2022, artist talk on Friday May 13, 2022 at 6:00 pm*

La Centrale galerie Powerhouse is proud to present the performance Sangre caliente (Hot blood, Sangre chaud) by Ileana Hernandez Camacho, on Thursday May 12th, 2022 from 2pm to 7pm in the Parc du Portugal, across the street of La Centrale, at the intersection of St-Laurent Boulevard and Marie-Anne Street. To accompany the performance, Ileana Hernandez Camacho will do an artist talk on Friday May 13th at 6pm at La Centrale*.

Designed for public spaces, Sangre caliente (Sang chaud, Hot blood) is a performance nourished by several moments in history, where unexpected dances took place for hours and even days, without being part of a party. The piece presented is inspired mainly by the dancing epidemic of 1518 in Strasbourg, when a woman, Frau Troffea, began to dance fervently in the street for days on end. Gradually, several people began to dance with her until their deaths ensued. In this performance, Ileana Hernandez Camacho uses dance as a language to create relationships and create a space where everyone can release their energies and feel their bodies. The performance will take place in a striped environment created by the artist to delimit a space of participation and contamination by dance. This environment is inspired by the research of Michel Pastoureau in his book entitled “L’étoffe du diable”. Pastoureau mentions “Stripes and striped fabrics have long remained in the West as marks of exclusion or infamy. In particular, by all those who were on the margins of Christian society or outside were dressed in stripes: jugglers, musicians, jesters, executioners, prostitutes, convicts, heretics, Jews, Muslims as well as, in images, the Devil and all his creatures...

Ileana Hernandez Camacho is a multidisciplinary artist who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University. In her artistic practice, she explores the themes of nature, femininity, and the vulnerable and fragile nature of living things. With an emphasis on the notions of feedback and collaboration, her creations highlight the importance of the reciprocal links between the living and the artificial to underline the evocative potential of each. She is a founding member of the duo ¡A MANO! Her work has been presented in Cuba, Argentina, Finland, Mexico and Canada. At her death, she wishes to feed an avocado tree with her body. More information

* Depending on the sanitary measures in place

Image : Ileana Hernandez Camacho, Sangre caliente (Sang chaud, Hot blood)