Sofía Dourron

MaytoDay: Myths of the Near Future

MaytoDay: Myths of the Near Future

Authors: Sofía Dourron y Javier Villa November 2020
Gwangju Biennale Foundation

Asia and Latin America have a common history of struggles to defend democracy against internal and external threats. Threats that still linger today and that move us to gather to share our stories, experiences of trauma, strategies for resistance, and multiple forms of memory. As many other neighboring countries, Argentina experienced its most recent dictatorial regime during the 70s and 80s. The so called Proceso de Reorganización Nacional [Process of National Reorganization] began with a military coup on March 24, 1976, that deposed the peronist democratic government, implemented Martial Law, and deployed the most violent systematic plan of state terrorism our country ever lived, leaving a void of 30,000 disappeared citizens. Backed by the U.S. National Security Doctrine, the dictatorship lasted more than seven years, ending in 1983 with the return of democracy.

In MaytoDay, Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Gwangju, Republic of Korea, 2020.