“¿Y tú qué parte eres de este cruel sistema que está acabando con todo?”: Los Yes Men en San Cristóbal

El 23 de agosto de 2012 los Yes Men, en colaboración con el Centro Hemisférico, EDELO y el Paliacate, realizaron una acción pública en las calles, plazas y negocios de San Cristóbal (incluyendo en OXXO y en Burger King) titulada “¿Y tú, que parte eres de este cruel sistema que está acabando con todo?” Un actor local caminó por la ciudad llevando un cartelón por su frente y su espalda con dicha frase y con una máscara puesta en su cara. Al mismo tiempo, otro activista/actor caminó en un traje paródico creado por los Yes Men llamado “Survivalball” (“Supervíbola”) diseñado para, supuestamente, sobrevivir el cambio climático y otras catástrofes.

On August 23, 2012, the Yes Men, in collaboration with Centro Hemisférico, EDELO, and Paliacate, presented a public action in the streets, plazas, and businesses of San Cristóbal (including in the city’s OXXO and Burger King outlets) entitled “And what role do you play in this cruel system that is destroying everything?” A local actor walked through the city wearing a sandwich board that bore the titular phrase and with a mask on his face. At the same time, another local activist/actor walked in a parodic suit created by the Yes Men known as the “Survivalball” that was designed to survive climate change and other natural disasters.

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Arte Acción is an interdisciplinary platform located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas that focuses on developing public performance programming and linking different social groups together in order to promote diverse forms of human development through diverse, continual activities geared towards increasing public awareness, personal reflection and the creation of artistic and political projects. It is a platform first developed with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in collaboration with Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), a theatre troupe of indigenous women. Arte Acción, encompasses public lectures, roundtables, performances, public actions and projections seeking to promote, present and archive performative practices as a social, cultural and political in it's collaboration and research with local, national, and international communities.