Daniela Ortiz and Linda Porn
Rotten Milk. Judicialization of motherhood and child custody removal in the colonial order – TALK

On the occasion of the talk at the Real Academia de España en Roma, the artist Daniela Ortiz, in dialogue with audio-visual artist Linda Porn, will introduce the themes and methodologies of her artistic practice, through her most recent works. In particular, her research concerns Europe’s immigration control system, its link with colonialism, and the legal mechanisms created by European institutions in order to exercise violence through motherhood control and child custody removal against marginalized migrant populations.

The discussion will then focus on the new performative intervention conceived by the artist specifically for the Hidden Histories 2021 program and inspired by the complex yet little-known equestrian statue of Anita Garibaldi, one of the few public sculptures of women in the city, located in the Gianicolo area.

Beginning with this monument, Ortiz aims to generate a visual narrative in which the concepts of nationality, racialization, social class, and gender are explored so as to critically understand the colonial and patriarchal power structures that still persist in the public space.

Info | Free admission, reservation recommended: hiddenhistories.rome@gmail.com