Maria Naidich

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    The 43 Rietveld students drew on their t-shirts the portraits of the missing students in Mexico.

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    Eight Cubic Meters gallery, Amsterdam.

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In Mexico 5,000 people are kidnapped every year.
On the 26 of September, police kidnapped and murdered 43 students from the “Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers' College” in Guerrero, Mexico.
We are living an alarming devaluation of life with big amounts of deaths and violence, result of a corrupted government.
As a student, as a Mexican, as a human being, I feel responsible to protest and spread the information, which is controlled by media, about what is really happening in my country and give support to the people who are living in this situation back in Mexico.

I made a video performance at the Art academy im currently studying at, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, with international students from Iceland, Turkey, Sweden, Russia, Bosnia, Japan, Tunisia, China, the Netherlands and 15 other countries. Each person named out loud the country they are from and the word “present” in their own language.

We are aware, and we are present .
In the performance, we wore a t-shirt with the faces of the 43 missing students, all drawn by each student. In this process, students created a connection with an other student they never met and they never will. 

 

 

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