"I glorify hysterical actions. They are powerful gestures, a form of resistance when one is in a weak position.”
- Pipilotti Rist
27 de Noviembre or Cuerpo Triste (November 27th - also called Sad Body) analyzes how feelings of sadness (conceived as a prolonged states on time) can alter the relationship between subject, body and external surroundings, creating non-normative behaviors. Movement is seen not only as a cathartic action, but also as a basic form of stablishing a dialogue with one's body.
Today I felt very sad. I sometimes feel this is everything there is: this sadness that is so big and that dyes my entire world. I sometimes feel this is everything that there is left. In my life. In my world. In my body. The sadness I feel is horrible because it makes me feel a lot of fear. I shrink my body and feel my skin soaked with fear. I sometimes feel I no longer exist. Neither me nor my body, but the body of a sad person. Each time more distant. Less recognizable. Less mine and more belonging to that sad person. The sadness I feel is horrible because it makes me feel very lonely. Sad bodies don't interact with other bodies. Sad bodies are lonely bodies.