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Social cohesion and political conscience through artistic strategies. ‘El Plantón’ in Mexico City (2006).

Abstract in spanish

This research come up during my stay in Mexico DF after the elections of 2006, where I had the opportunity to realize that the people on the fringe of Mass Media developed a new citizen conscience through the art. The forty-seven days of the “Plantón” (an urban camping of nine kilometers from Zócalo to Reforma) was an ‘aleph’ of representations of a society dismembered by the neoliberalism and the political simulacra. There was, in “El Plantón”, in the preceding manifestations and the later National Democratic Convention, an emerging movement of creative and social activities and I took more than 4.500 photos and videodocuments of it.

Keywords: art,class struggle,communication,simulacra,simulation.
Author: Inmaculada Rodríguez Cunill. Profesora de la Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de Sevilla. Doctora en Bellas Artes. Doctora en Ciencias de la Información. . Directora de Giacec, Grupo Interdisciplinar en Artes Colectivas y Espacios Culturales.
E-mail: cunill@us.es
Received: November 19th, 2006, Accepted: February 27th, 2007
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 9 - Santiago, junio 2007 - 145/166 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.