The Javelin Project: the intension of Freedom

Maria Veronica San Martin and Jose vidal

Santiago, Chile, March 2021. Daniela Santibañez, Tomas Riveros, Benjamin Marchant, Imanol Ibarra and Maria Veronica San Martin

O P E N S   J U N E  1 4  at  Acción Performance. One Moment Art / Matucana100 / Santiago Cultura_ IGTV 

Description: This ritual-performance of 30 minutes with original music explores the concept of migration, resistance, and freedom through the history of the ancestral spear to the professional javelin. Inspired by sports, and more specifically on the javelin throw , the project seeks to reflect on issues of power and patriarchy through a choreography based on simple movements from the early aboriginal cultures to the capitalism system we inhabited.



The Javelin Project

the intension of freedom



M.Veronica San Martin


Jose Vidal



Andrés Abarzúa 


Daniela Santibañez

Benjamín Marchant

Tomas Riveros

Imanol Ibarra

M.Veronica San Martin


María Veronica San Martin 


Paula Leonvendagar

Martina Sivori

Video Edits: 

Victor Leyton



to my trainers: Alejandra Herrera, Victor Trujillo, Mauricio Catalán

Special thanks to:

Parque Metropolitano de Santiago

Ministerio de Urbanismo y Vivienda

Gobierno de Chile

The Javelin Project, performance, Santiago, Chile, 2021. Maria Veronica San Martin y Benjamin Marchant. ph. Martina Sibori

The Javelin Project, research, Chile, 2021. Athletic trainer Alejandra Herrera and Maria Veronica San Martin. ph. Salvador E.

The Javelin Project, Chile, 2021. Handcrafted javelins made of wood, copper, metal and wool. ph. Martina Sibori

María Verónica 

San Martín