Voces (Voices) is performative installation that addresses the mass femicide in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. The artist, Mandy Cano Villaobos, silently sits and embroiders the names of individual murder victims into white blouses. An ongoing act of protest, Voces commemorates every documented victim between 1993-2007. She sews each woman’s name into a white shirt with pink thread, referencing the pink crosses that have been erected throughout Chihuahua State by those who mourn the dead. As Cano Villaobos finishes a name, she lays the embroidered shirt upon the ground. Throughout the performance, shirts amass into a pile and point to the unending nature of femicides.
Can Vilalobos will perform Voces at ILGWU Saturday, Aug. 16 and Thursday Aug. 21, from 6-9 pm.