Casagrande is a Chilean collective whose members are Santiago Barcaza, Cristóbal Bianchi, Julio Carrasco y Joaquín Prieto. Their actions cross boundaries between literature, video and performance. Since 1996 they have presented projects such as Chile to the Cosmos, The Legend of a Chilean Cowboy, Bombing of Poems, HH and King Kong, among others.
Bombing of Poems
Location: FEN, Hall Central
This performance consists of launching 100,000 poems from a helicopter over cities that have suffered past air bombings. This action has been performed in Milan, Berlin, and Santiago, Chile among other cities. The poems are translated and published in both Spanish and the local language, with a total of 80 authors participating in each of the iterations of the action. Casagrande defines Bombardeo as an act of memory, an operation of resignification of destroyed urban spaces through words.