Monday, May 21, 2012
moving backward, forward. is there a way to know?
all congas move forward (to be more precise side-and-forward). this one, entitled "irreversible conga," choreographed and designed by los carpinteros for the havana biennial 2012, is a first to challenge the rule. "irreversible" can be seen as a global reference to time & social progress.
the message is clear: we are moving backward and there is no stopping it.
that much we know. but to understand what that means we have to be able to see the bigger picture. so, what's "forward"? the problem is that we've been moving backward for so long that we don't remember.
better yet, what if all this was, from the start, an irreversible march backward?
is there a way to know anymore?