ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bolloisla (from spanish: "bollo"- dyke + "isla"- island) is a proposal for a counter urbanized queer utopia that takes the shape of a videogame. This millennial cyberfantasy generates a space for escape that raises questions about the vulnerability of bodies, the collective management of pain, the hacking of gaze commands, and about collective organization outside of cis-heteropatriarchal and colonial politics.
The videogame invites the participant to wander around a sci-fi island and to interact with the “bolleras”(dykes): cyborgs who separate themselves from any lesbian concept tied to genitalia and who, by overthrowing binary organizations, do multiple symbiosis with other species that inhabit the same ecosystem. While in dialogue with the imagined participant, the “bolleras” reflect on the key points and questions that this virtual non-normative space launches. This is an attempt to rethink the matrix of dissident affective networks during a time in which body politics are being materially and legally disabled.
Bolloisla is a portable museum that collects memory encapsulated in its trees and stars, a celebration of the lives of those who have slept and burned under its branches and stelae: of lige caught in the bonfire and of the lives to come and resist. With the desire to contribute to the expansion of a collective lesbian-queer somatheque, the "bolleras" bring back multiple representations and gestures linked to the imaginary of the late medieval and renaissance witch that connect with the coven dreamed of in Bolloisla.
This project was possible thanks to:
Luis Arias (technical director)
edu rubix (music and sound design)
Marc Luguera (director assistant on set)
Inca Zapater (styling assistant)
Anna Giner, María, Cota de Miguel-Rossi (makeup assistants)
All of the beautiful dykes: Al Cobos, Alexa barrios, Anibrishos, Anna Giner, Annabel Huijberts, Aparecida Arguello, carol da silva, Clara Alexandra Caldwell Ortiz, Coco Sin Género, Cota de Miguel-Rossi, Crisis clara, Cristina Vilà, Doro Taurel, edu rubix, Elena Tous Gutiérrez, Elo Blitzer, Erika Michi, Eva Luna Aristizabal, Fatou Cabo, Gina Baldé, Heidi Ramírez, Huitzillin, Inca Zapater, Jiaqi Guo, Joan Fuentes, Juno Álvarez, Kelly Peralta Tabucol, Ken Pollet, Lou Marti, Lucía G. Romero, Mabel, Marina Fernández, Mariona Ribas, Martina / urtikarie, Merce F., Nirvana Amaya, Radina Ganeva, Rosana Ehizele Ozgul, Sheila Rodríguez, Smerlin G., Sofía Kret, Tamaya Arunategui, Victoria Martín, Virginia Hielo, Yasmin Fröjd Amoura
Special thanks to: fairies thrift, lafrancesssa