Just came back from the Mexican experience. I gave a lecture on Installation and Performance Art at the Latinamerican University in Q.Roo, it was full of students, teachers and a few artists, chairs weren't enough... after the first two nervous sentences I got into the atmosphere, I could feel the attention, for about an hour people stayed concentrated on my words and the images, the good thing is I have a loud voice and that helps bringing back attention.
Students were amazed by the installations, some were embarrased by performances like the one Vito Acconci made in the 70's called Seedbed (see ArtSEEN journal, issue 4, winter '07). After the conference, we had 20 minutes more of questions and then lot's of hugs!!! I realized how beautiful it is to have placed a seed of curiosity in people, it felt like opening a little window for them. I must say is one of the most beautiful sensations I've ever felt!!!
The exhibition had a lot of success too, articles were published, interviews on the radio, television etc... and I left an open door for a bigger project I might be doing there next year!!!
Now I'm back to daily life with a lot of enthusiasm, counscious that it is difficult to keep that joy alive all the time but thankfull to have experienced it.