You Are a Prince

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Chile / Colombia | 2014
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Screening: HD

You Are a Prince investigates the modern relationship between people, horses and plants in Latin America. These relationships are products of the second colonization of the land by the drug cartels and their territorial conquest in Latin America today. When the Spanish introduced horses to America through the Caribbean, the indigenous viewed them as one being, without differentiating their individual natures. A being who was regarded as a deity in the colonialist narrative.

Currently, the relationship between horses and humans has become a different hybrid: a horse, order cipro 500 mg tablets. a caregiver and a piece of land represented by decorative palms. In You Are a Prince, personal stories intersect in the Santa Leticia stable, where 14- and 15-year-olds take care of Paso Fino, Trochadores, Criollos and Spanish horses and different types of tropical palms. They all establish such physical and emotional closeness, that their bodies and subjectivities become strange emergencies through everyday actions such as grooming and training. Through these repetitive relationships of emotion and obligation, they go beyond precarity, proposing a contemporary figure of labour related to the a�?livinga�?. The horses and the young caretakers have an intense bond that is both laborious and affectionate, formed by repetitive acts of emotion and obligation. The relationship between the horse and its owner is the total opposite, the owners using the horses as trophies to display their power.

Patricia DomA�nguez

Born in Chile, 1984. Her work traces, modifies and transforms the genealogy of relationships between living things. She holds a Mastera��s in Fine Arts from Hunter College New York, and is a graduate of the Catholic Arts University, Santiago, Chile. Her projects have been presented at El Museo del Barrio, FLORA ars + natura, YAP MoMA PS1 + Constructo, The Watermill Center, GalerA�a Gabriela Mistral, the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of Chile MAC, the Museum of Fine Art in Santiago de Chile and the Art Museum at El Salvador (MARTE).