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Ritualize the threshold: Post-photographs of the Venezuelan diaspora.

Abstract in spanish

In the context of the migratory crisis in Venezuela, I analyzed 32 photographs of Venezuelan emigrants, published on Instagram between 2014 and 2019: Cromointerferencia de color aditivo, the artwork of Carlos Cruz-Diez, and floor of the Maiquetía International Airport, has become the iconography of the Venezuelan diaspora given that, before leaving the country, the emigrants portray their feet on the work to spread the photographs on social networks accompanied by long farewell texts. I investigated this phenomenon as a ritual of passage that integrates the farewell at the airport and the taking of the photograph together with its subsequent display on the web. The farewell ritual forms a ritual practice larger than that of the airport, that of post-photography.


Keywords: Venezuelan migration,ritual of passage,post-photography,selfie,Carlos Cruz-Diez.
Author: Mariana Álvarez Castillo. Licenciada en Artes, mención Cine, por la Universidad Central de Venezuela y Magíster en Estudios de la Imagen por la Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Actualmente productora audiovisual en Ciudad de México.
Received: July 12th, 2022, Accepted: September 12th, 2022
Revista de Antropología Visual - número 30 - Santiago, 2022 -1/15 pp.- ISSN 2452-5189