Abstract

In 2005, Guatemalan artist Regina José Galindo carved the letters P-E-R-R-A (bitch) into her thigh, the same word carved onto the many victims of her country's feminicide crisis. PERRA urgently asks spectators to defect in the wake of grotesque violence, to refuse easy understanding and instead occupy a position of shared vulnerability. A practice of defecting privileges an ethics of responsibility despite and because of the impossibility for accurate representation.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1531-4715
Print ISSN
1054-2043
Pages
pp. 140-157
Launched on MUSE
2017-06-08
Open Access
No
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