Quimera Rosa [Pink Chimera] is a lab that researches and experiments on body, technology and identities. Our aim is to develop practices able to produce non-natural cyborg identities from a transdisciplinary perspective. We assume Donna Haraway’s notion of cyborg, that defines it as: “chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism.” Our work is based on the deconstruction of sex and gender identities as well as in the interaction body/machine/environment. Our performances present hybrid beings, chimeras, where the production of the subjectivity is the result of a prosthetic incorporation.
Aware by transfeminist and postidentitary discourses, we make bodies a platform for public intervention, breaking up limits between public and private. We understand sexuality as a technological and artistic creation and seek to experiment hybrid, flexible and changing identities able to blur frontiers between natural / artificial, normal / abnormal, male / female, hetero / homo, human / animal, animal / plant, art / politics, art / science, reality / fiction…
Particularly interested in the articulation between art, science and technology and their functions in the production of subjectivities, our work is currently focused on the creation of transdisciplinary projects and performances, the elaboration of electronic devices that work with body practices, and bio-hacking experiments. We complement this artistic activity by giving numerous workshops, as well as a curatorial and production work based on the constitution and feeding of networks.
Most of our work is done in a collaborative manner and always free of patents and proprietary codes. It has been presented in streets, contemporary art centers, bars, galleries, universities, concert halls, colleges, discos, museums, squats, festivals and national scenes.
Principle of pink panter/chimeras
“Mimicry is a very bad concept, since it relies on binary logic to describe phenomena of an entirely different nature. The crocodile does not reproduce a tree trunk, any more than the chameleon reproduces the colors of its surroundings. The Pink Panther imitates nothing, it reproduces nothing, it paints the world its color, pink on pink; this is its becoming-world, carried out in such a way that it becomes imperceptible itself, asignifying, makes its rupture, its own line of flight, follows its “aparallel evolution” through to the end. The wisdom of the plants: even when they have roots, there is always an outside where they form a rhizome with something else-with the wind, an animal, human beings (and there is also an aspect under which animals themselves form rhizomes, as do people, etc.).”
Principle of asignifying rupture. A Thousand Plateaus, Deleuze & Guattari