2022 Pividori, Cristina, and Andrea Bellot. “Crossing Representational Borders in Lola Arias’ Minefield/Campo Minado” Text and Performance Quarterly. 42.3: 1-26.
This paper analyses how borders are negotiated in Lola Arias’ Minefield/Campo Minado (2016). Arias’ representation of the war experiences and traumatic memories of six veterans, three from each side of the Malvinas/Falklands war, suggests an effort to reframe fixed categorizations around the conflict and cross temporal, spatial and aesthetic borders. We will study the articulation of these borders as devices for verbalizing the continuities and discontinuities between “fact” and “fiction” and “self” and “other” in an attempt to assess how the play constructively manages the anxiety arising from the urge to tell and the need to forget experienced by war veterans.