Cierra la Boca means ‘shut your mouth’ and it’s the title of a series of performances on the 27th, 28th and 29th of December 2013 at politically charged sites in Madrid.
On the 27th I performed in front of the Congress of Deputies, standing in the same position for 1 hour and 45 minutes, kneeling, hands behind my back, eyes and mouth closed shut, alluding to the vulnerable state the Spanish people were threatened to be in if the new ‘mordaza’ law passed.
On the 28th at the Ministry of Justice I performed a piece about the new abortion law that the government wanted to put through that denied women fundamental reproductive rights.
On the 29th in the central Plaza del Sol I performed a piece that echoed Jorge Arzuaga’s hunger strike which was in protest for the political situation in Spain and to ask the government to resign.
A more detailed account of these performances can be found in my blog.