Tatyana Zambrano, 1982, Medellin-Colombia. Publicist and visual artist.
Master in Movement digital art and information technologies from UNAM Mexico.
She currently lives in Rio de Janeiro-Brazil doing the one-year program in Capacete.
She was part of the SOMA 2016 educational program CDMX. She works on projects that deal
with the transition of ideologies and the institutionalization of rebellion. Her work has
been recognized in Les Rencontres Internationales New Cinema and Contemporary art in Berlin,
Official Selection of Latin American video art by the Getty Research Institute and the
National Artists Salon of Colombia.
My search is about Black tourism (tourism of mourning or thanatos-tourism), is a form of tourism in which the main attraction are the places where deaths, tragedies or catastrophes have occurred; it is also called morbid tourism. There is a tourist market niche in which people seek to experience these strong emotions first-hand. An example of this type of tour, which are almost reality shows, is in Hidalgo Mexico where people pay to have the experience of being “mojado” in an artificial scenario on the dessert, these people experience the passage from Mexico to the United States, going hungry and psychological abuse.
The project aims to exceed this imaginary of Latin America through the creation of an amusement workshops in order to show a cynical and ironic, but paradigmatic situation where black tourism immorally represents what morality wants to communicate.
Finally, I am moved to be part of the program because I feel arts as a affair state, where we are accomplice in this thing called contemporary arts, shared guilt, sometimes hard, sometimes fun, but is the capacity of exploring into yourself, taking risks, affections, and probably the challenge of deal with more human beings doing the best thing #arts.