Feminicide, Latinidad, and State Violence from the lens of Regina José Galindo
Valentina Cano Arcay
There are no survivors of feminicide. All we have are the voices of witness– survivors (families) who speak for them. As the most extreme expression of crimes against women’s life and liberty, feminicide names the absolute degradation and dehumanization of female bodies.
Fregoso and Bejarano
In her performance piece Presencia, the Guatemalan artist Regina José Galindo stands in protest for the victims of feminicide (1) in Guatemala (2) stating that "she doesn't want to put herself in people's shoes; she wants to put herself in people's dresses." Thirteen dresses, thirteen women.
Presencia. Regina José Galindo, 2017