• Walescka Pino-Ojeda deposited Gay Proletarian Memory: the Chronicles of Pedro Lemebel in the group Group logo of LGBTQ StudiesLGBTQ Studies on Humanities Commons 1 year, 10 months ago

    This is an interview conducted to Pedro Lemebel, a Chilean visual artist and writer, who in the 1990s established himself as one of the most provocative and wrenching voices in the contemporary literary culture of Chile and Latin America in general. His chronicles direct their most confrontational barbs towards practices that regulate the traffic of memories, linguistic purism, political reconciliation and sexual ‘decency’. In the 1980s he began his artistic work with the group Las yeguas del Apocalipsis (The Mares of the Apocalypse) where, together with Francisco Casas, he exploded onto the scene of the expiring dictatorial regime through photography, video and performances which unapologetically exposed the political nature of sexual-erotic conduct, bringing to the public forum the gay subject through the installation of its subjectivity in the socio-political arena.