MUCH’TAL JEDZ [ AGREEMENTS ]. Video multi-projection, five channel sound, and historic objects (Yucatán, México 2009).

Much’tal Jedz [ Agreements ] focuses on the movement for Mayan autonomy in the 1930s, an era when the “rebel” Mayans spiritually, politically, diplomatically, and militarily resisted the low intensity war waged against them by the Mexican Army and rural schools. This is a counter-hegemonic story that questions the nation-state’s relationship to indigenous cultures within the national territory and its pre-Colombian past.” (source: catalog of the exhibition, “Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas”)

Presented in Bogotá, Colombia at the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, “Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas”, 21-30 August 2009.