Feminist embodiments of silence: Performing the intolerable speech in the work of Regina José Galindo

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The essay explores how silence represents a «feminine language» that communicates through a non-uttered voice. The analysis of silence is here conducted in performance art practice by focussing on the work of Guatemalan artist Regina José Galindo: by using her works, the essay shows how the artist bears witness to trauma and to gender-related violence. This investigation approaches silent performance as capable of articulating and triggering both ethical and political considerations.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)27-41
Journalex æquo
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • silence
  • body
  • trauma
  • performance
  • feminism

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