Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"This man kills me"

Reconstructing the Empire's memory / Reconstruyendo la memoria del Imperio

Two evenings of art, words, and music commenting on the connections between the two 911s in the making of the Empire.Workspace San Francisco

“Este hombre me mata” es una mirada personal de un Chile irónico, farandulero, simplista, machista y sexista.
Donde las frases se mueven acomodándose a la necesidad de los medios de comunicación, contrapuesto con la realidad vivida tanto en aquella época (1973) como en la actualidad.
Este trabajo explora la fuerza de las palabras e imágenes combinadas con la cultura popular de un país que algunas veces pareciera que no tiene memoria.

La Cuarta: Diario popular de Chile que utiliza un lenguaje poblacional con mucha creatividad.
Sanguchito de palta: Dicho chileno que se utiliza para referirse a alguien quien sin mucha presión cuenta sus intimidades.

"This man kills me" is a personal look at an ironic, gossip-obsessed, simplistic, misogynist and sexist Chile.
A place where phrases move according to need of the media as opposed the reality of those years (1973) as well as the current times.
This work explores the strength of words and images combined with the popular culture of a country that sometimes seems to have no memory.

La Cuarta: popular Chilean newspaper that uses colloquial language in a creative way.
Sanguchito de palta: Chilean expression referring to people who talk openly and shamelessly about their intimacy.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Mending Hearts

In February Sunday 11, 2007, at 2pm we will have our first official presentation of the work in progress:
“Mending Hearts / Remendando Corazones
11 minutes piece of surreal and absurd, mixing poetry, body actions, flamenco and video
performers: tania-adrian-tania
1310 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94103

Friday, February 02, 2007

Chewing Gum

Exploring what one chew when you chew gum. Many times you create a rhythm when you're thinking, and thoughts are formed. Many times, the bubbles are flashes of ideas which burst. How many emotions are pressed together by your teeth some 500,00 times on a pieces of gum? How many dreams are savored until they're left in anonymity in a rejected sour piece of gum. You pick the flowers, the colors-you seek consistency. You chew with sensuality of the accumulation of emotions. they are recreated by you,with your fingers,warm and mobile.

You create ideas to the rhythm of the movement of your jaw. You mix thoughts along with saliva, anxiety, cholera, happiness. Illusions that you complete by chewing, over and over again that piece of gum, which once old and disposed, will be left behind, on the trail of your thoughts, under the table of your dreams, or simply will be tossed out the window of your emotions.

You dream, creating huge bubbles, sonorous, small.

You fill with happiness that small piece of gum and then...


Wednesday, January 17, 2007



This installation was done on 24 street and Mission. It is a conceptual and visual sample that seeks to explore, through various elements, what we leave behind when we cross borders, referring not only to geographical ones but also to our own borders, which get displaced when cultural, social and language changes invade our lives.

This installation was part of the 2004 “Borderland” project.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Illusion is a project that gathers together a great amount of artists from the Bay Area. It is a beautiful project which was initiated by Adrian Arias.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Remendando Corazones/ Mending Hearts at SomArts for Day of the Dead, 2006

Somarts is a space in San Francisco dedicated to art.
The "Day of the Dead" was celebrated with an impressive amount of artists.
This day never fails to amaze me, especially within the Mexican culture. The color, the happiness, and how each performance is conceptualized with great emotion.

With Adrian we had the opportunity of presenting a performance which was a celebration to our grandmothers. We made ceviche,and mended hearts while we shared stories, sorrows, and happiness.
In this process we mended our pains that which is borne from the loss of
individuals whose marvelous presence we were fortunate enough to have in our lives.

We all mend hearts. When we love honestly, and what we do; our lives, our friends, the earth, and the art of expressing our talents to the universe.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Frontera de Cuerpo/ Frontier of the Body

The benefit of our footprints; perhaps briefly pause, read them, and find them again, along with our past; ancestors and history. I believe that through this process we would be capable to deeply inhale our truth.

Project: Adrian Arias and Tania Figueroa, 2006

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

San Francisco, Castro "The Bar"

One of those nights, in which inevitably, you remember your motherland, the enjoyment of variety in your life, the people, the arts, your friends and yourself.