This article focuses on the assassination of Guatemalan lawyer, Rodrigo Rosenberg, on 10 May 2009 and his videotaped accusation of the Colom administration, broadcast after his death. Rosenberg's self-produced video testimony, and the 'staging' of his own death, opens up questions about the role of testimonio and theatricality as modes of political address. I argue that the spectacular politics of the Rosenberg video, while drawing from the testimonio genre and incorporating electronic media, mark a return to a baroque conception of politics.
- Rodrigo Rosenberg
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)