Yolanda Dominguez is a visual artist and activist whose practice focuses on collective actions carried out in public spaces, most of which have had wide international circulation.
During her visit, besides presenting her personal work, she will give some key ideas in order to develop ideas and projects in public urban spaces aiming at empowering citizens and awakening the critical awareness over the mainstream discourses. She will analyze the use of social networks as platforms for carrying out collaborative work and will raise different subversive techniques that we can apply to our own projects.
We will discover that the scope of our work can be greatly enhanced through the creativity and energy of others, how to generate movements and communities that challenge the limits of the institutional field and how to promote new forms of dialogue between artist and viewers.
Elena Rossini is an Italian filmmaker, DP, photographer, multimedia producer and writer.
Her latest film project is The Illusionists, a feature-length documentary about the marketing of unattainable beauty ideals around the world. Filming locations included the U.S., U.K., the Netherlands, France, Italy, Lebanon, India and Japan. The Illusionists was selected by Indiewire as its “Project of the Day” and won the title of “Project of the Week” by popular vote. Dozens of blogs and print publications – including Vogue, New York Magazine and Jezebel – have written about the film. Educational distribution for The Illusionists has just launched; Elena is currently finalizing plans for television broadcast and taking the film on tour at universities and non-profits in Europe and North America.