Have You Seen Her…? (Spanish original: La has visto…?) is a participatory electronic art piece that seeks to generate a poetic gesture of search and collective demand to make present our missing women, victims of forced disappearance in Mexico. The project has three interlinked phases: first, a participation stage that seeks to bring together a polyphony of voices around the phrase “La has visto…?” through a series of textile strips with the identities of the disappeared and a sound recording interface in the form of a textile sculpture.
The second part is an interactive textile that carries these textile strips and sonically amplifies these voices. And finally, a series of actions in the public space where this electronic textile is activated, promoting interactions with the people around the carrier through the delivery of these textile strips until it is completely dismantled and silenced, restarting its cycle again for the compilation of voices that demand and ask: “La has visto…?”
Project by: Dora Ytzell Bartilotti (MX) [Original idea and conceptualization, textile design and production, performative actions, programming and electronics]
Collaborators: Christopher Galicia (MX) [electronics and programming], Valeria Valdez (MX) [mask], Ingrid Cota (MX) [sewing textile strips]. Special thanks to Leonardo Aranda for being emotional, conceptual and technical support.