Ways of Remembering Las Malvinas/ The Falklands: Lola Arias’ Veterans Minefield and Theatre of War

The School of Performance and Cultural Industries research seminar series welcomes Professor María M. Delgado from the University of London

All are welcome to attend this event, we will be joined by Professor Maria Delgado

Maria Delgado is Professor and Director of Research at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London and an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. She has published widely on Spanish-language theatre and film.

Reconstructing through the performative: Lola Arias Malvinas/Falklands trilogy - Professor María M. Delgado

Veterans (2014), Minefield (2016) and Theatre of War (2018) constitute a trilogy of works directed by the Argentine artist Lola Arias where Malvinas/Falklands veterans spectate their own pasts in ways that provide a critical reflection on the ideological construction of official histories.

Providing a critical analysis of these works that Arias realised across video art, theatre and film, this seminar demonstrates how Arias explores the relationship between experience and fiction, providing a shared site of encounter for those still dealing with the myriad consequences of a conflict with profound implications on the forging of a national consciousness for two nations still negotiating very different postcolonial identities.

Respondent: Dr Nicolas Salazar Sutil

Please book a place with Linda Watson l.m.watson@leeds.ac.uk