Nathalie correspondance

Epistolar theater project

Nathalie correspondence by Itzel Aparicio consists of a letter exchange between the artist and spectators.
The second name of Itzel Aparicio is Nathalie and taking this second identity as a starting point, we created a character combining fictional and biographical material. The narrative inside the letters is guided by the following questions: Who is Nathalie? Who is the reader/spectator? Why our parents decided to give us our names?
All the letters are sent by mail service proposing a new relationship between spectator and the artist, bringing back to the present the Pen Pal system of the 60s, a way of communication almost lost nowadays.
During the development of this project two photo performance series were made Nathalie en Buenos Aires and Los amigos porteños de Nathalie.

Venues

2014-2018
Mexico City
Puebla, Mexico City
Paris, France
Buenos Aires, Argentina

CREDITS

Nathalie: Itzel Aparicio
Concept: Itzel Aparicio
Directors: Isabel Toledo e Itzel Aparicio
Mail art: Carlos López Tavera
Video: Horacio Romo
Artistic Collaborator: Misael Garrido
Photograph: Isabel Toledo.

Photo Performance Nathalie

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Photo Performance “los amigos porteños de Nathalie”

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Letter Exchange