Ana Carolina Izquierdo (Peru) is genderqueer performance artist-activist and organizer born and raised in Lima, Peru. As an organizer, she is the founder of “Encuentro / Espacio abierto a libre performance”, an international performance art festival in Lima, Perú. She is the organizer and founder of “Dinámicas de Intercambio”, open debate and lectures about performance art and semantics and founder of “Rastro” a political memory and artivism collective of Perú.
Through a typical Peruvian dance called Marinera Norteña, this piece addresses issues of identity, gender dissidence, territorial belonging and bodily resistances. Izquierdo works with an autobiographical text from which they explain the origin of this folk dance and its relationship with their family.
THE TRASH TO THE TRASH
Through garbage bags used to collect waste and discarded items, this piece explores personal and collective problems such as hate crimes, homophobia, transphobia, racism and misogyny in Peru. Izquierdo invites audience members to join them and claim those bodies close to them who have also been marginalized.