Este performance reflexiona sobre el avance de la minería de oro, que arrasa a su paso no solo con los bosques, fuentes hídricas y otras riquezas naturales, sino que también arranca las vidas de quienes se interponen en su camino. Cesar Garcia fue un activista y líder comunal que se oponía a la extracción de oro en la mina "La colosa" en el territorio de Cajamarca, Colombia. le apodaban "el loco" y en su gesta movilizó a los campesinos de la region entorno a la seguridad alimentaria y la importancia del agua para la supervivencia de el entorno en el que vivía. Cesar Garcia no es el único activista asesinado por la mano oscura de la minería.
"Gold Kills" is a performance that denunciates the development of Gold mining which destroys trees, water sources and other natural riches, as well as the lives of people who stand in the way of its progress.
Cesar García was an activist and community leader who opposed to the extraction of gold in the mine, The Giant, in the region of Cajamarca in Colombia. He was called "el loco" (the Crazy one) and with his discourses about the necessity of food security and water for survival, he managed to unite and mobilize the majority of the peasants living and working in Cajamarca. He was always found in the front row of the demonstration, shouting "Yes to Life, No to the Mine".
On Saturday, the 2nd of November 2013, when Cesar Garcia was out walking with his wife and 9 year old daughter, he was shot in the head and died immediately. He is yet another activist who has been assassinated by the dark hand of mining.
The performance, made by David Sebastian Lopez Restrepo, took place outside Props Café on Blågårdsgade in Copenhagen. I documented the performance and in the attached video you can see a visual summary of the action.