Tuesday, 07 May 2019 14:43

Cosmocoka: Barrebiesco Primitivism

Barrebiesco Primitivism

This naked body walks through the streets, wearing a primitive mask and carrying a mirror as it approaches the audience. It laughs and walks seductively towards men, revealing the vulnerability and nervousness of the body, the spectrality of this beautiful image, and the monstrosity of vulnerability.

Biography

Cosmocoka is a visual artist, graduate of the Universidad de Nariño School of Arts, and specialist in painting and new media. She is currently pursuing an MA in Latin American Arts at the Universidad Nacional de Avellaneda. Born in Pasto, Colombia, she is part of the indigenous Quillasinga community and has been a performer for over 9 years.

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 14:05

Carmen Ixchel Maya: Precision Dance

Precision Dance

The body is manipulated as if it were a regular and stable object. As a result, our own rhythms, activities, and even physical needs end up revolving around a neoliberal system. Precision Dance is a dance about uncertainty, precarious employment, and the artist’s own economic condition.

Biography

Carmen Ixchel Maya (Mexico City, 1994) works in the field of performance and moving images. She researches how images circulating on the internet influence the way we move. She is interested in experimenting with the notions of the archive and reappropriation through the use of body language.

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 13:58

soJin Chun: Tamales Aturquesados

Tamales Aturquesados. Photo provided by the artist.

Tamales Aturquesados

Tamales Aturquesados is part of Aturquesada, a performance-based project in which I sell and/or barter various objects in turquoise in public spaces where informal economic activities are present. While “performing” this art intervention, I engage the public in conversation to negotiate the value of the tamales aturquesados.

Biography

soJin Chun is a visual artist based in Toronto. Her work explores narratives that emerge in-between cultures, informed by her experiences living in the Korean diaspora in Bolivia and in Canada. Through international artist residencies, screenings, and exhibitions, Chun has shared her whimsical work in video, installation, and performance.

Day for Night: The Mexican Nite. Photo provided by the artist.

Day for Night: The Mexican Nite

“Day for night” is a traditional cinematic technique that makes it possible to film night scenes during the day. It inspired the Truffaut movie of the same name. In this app-performance, the artist will share pre-recorded sounds that characterize the LGBT nightlife of CDMX. The action will be done using WhatsApp.

Biography

Rodrigo Arenas-Carter is a migrant artist and writer with an MA in Literature. He has received grants from Fondart-Chile, Residency for the ‘Migrant Experience’ (Canada), and Experimenta/Sur. In 2018, his book La Vital Precariedad. Poesía y Performance en América Latina y Chile (Vital Precarity: Poetry and performance art in Latin America and Chile) was published in Europe by the EAE.

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 13:58

Mitchell Oliver: Dead Air

Dead Air. Photo provided by the artist.

Dead Air

Dead Air constructs performances from the distribution of local radio waves. Walking along the borders for specific frequencies, I broadcast the sounds of the immediate live environment. Receivers in the area, such as a car radios and home stereos, pick up the transmission and create a brief concert of field recording, noise, and feedback.

Biography

Mitchell Oliver is an artist who uses moving image, sound, installation, and performance to assert the value of durational and embodied experience as methods for critical existence. Raised in the Southeast US, Mitchell is currently showing work in refrigerators, film festivals, books, forests, dumpsters, museums, and deserts across North America.

Crack Cartographies

This project intends to modify social understandings of “bazulco” or crack, using street vending as a starting point. During a tour, a sound piece is played. Flyers which feature the experiences of homeless crack users, as well as a critical set of instructions, are distributed.

Biography

Miguel Angel González Merchán is a Colombian artist who uses art as an excuse to reflect on identity and power. He aims to use satire as a mode of disruption. His line of work looks at the deconstruction of identity from a sociopolitical perspective. Merchán currently works as a production assistant at PerfoArtNet.

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 13:56

Marton Robinson: Organegreros

Organegreros. Photo provided by the artist.

Organegreros

The performance explores variants of the mask and their possible uses in tandem with postcolonial projects. Masks and/or the act of masking of the body perpetuates problematic histories that include, but are not limited to, social rituals of mockery as public shame, ethnological practices, and assimilation.

Biography

Marton Robinson (Costa Rica/US) investigates modes of communication and translation, history, and culture that challenge the representations and assumptions of popular culture. Robinson’s work exposes the nuances present in the Afro-Latino experience, enriching critical discourse surrounding contemporary works of the African Diaspora.

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 13:56

Colectivo SURCO: Occupied Frequency

Occupied Frequency. Photo provided by the artist.

Occupied Frequency


Occupied Frequency intervenes in the soundscape of everyday life, using radio to explore the relationship between communication, community, and the commons.

Biography

Colectivo Surco is a transnational group of researchers, radio journalists, and artists affiliated with the organization Servicios Universitarios y Redes de Conocimientos de Oaxaca, S.A. (SURCO), and involved in a wide range of collaborative research activities with indigenous peoples, social movements, and experiments with alternative education.

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 13:56

Lab.Ei: StereoMono

StereoMono. Photo provided by the artist.

StereoMono

Something is at work. We call this action impromptu—techniques that install the unforeseen alternatives to repetitions of predictable gestures and responsiveness. We meet pedestrians wearing headphones and ask to listen to a minute of their music. From this instantaneous act of sharing, the dance of this encounter is born.

Biography

Lab.Ei (Laboratory for Essays and Unpredictability), based in Florianopolis, Brazil, investigates the intersections between dance and philosophy through the production of events and interdisciplinary processes that unite theory and action. We are interested in the unseen, shared (intangible-sensitive) choreographies that bring emotions together in synch.

SILENT MIGRANTS: car, speaker –information center

Mexico has a large concentration of poor migrants, many of whom are Afro-descendants from Central America and the Caribbean. They ask for help to continue their journey North, where they are not welcome. By broadcasting the testimonies of these migrants, which were collected through interviews, we call on people to support them.

Biography

Álvaro Villalobos is an artist and member of the SNI-CONACYT, Mexico. His work consists of research, performances, and installations that tackle social and political issues. He works with the artists Yuri Aguilar and Luis Serrano of the Grupo de Investigación Acción Interdisciplinaria sobre Arte y Entorno (GIAE) in the postgraduate program at the UNAM School of Arts and Design.

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