Earth: a space to inhabit
Date of residence: August - September 2020
About Earth: a space to inhabit
It is a platform of art and social practice that promotes spaces for meeting, reflection and experimentation around the action of living, understood as something plastic and malleable that can be configured in various ways. From the body and the sensitive, the objective of Tierra is to expand the repertoire on possible, impossible and / or improbable forms (social, political, economic and cultural) of inhabiting this planet.
The Nomadic Residence is one of the projects that are part of TIERRA and consists of summoning artists to think, for a time and in a specific place, about a central question or theme related to ways of living. The reflection exercise is proposed based on sensitive actions that involve the body as a means of generating knowledge, for example: walking, observing, touching and / or listening.
What is sought with this Nomadic Residence is to think from three places and three different perspectives close relationships (mutualism) and antagonistic symbiotic relationships (parasitism) between species, present in our immediate surroundings (the house, the farm, the reserve, etc.) . To make a parallel with the social and economic forms under which we live on a daily basis. The objective, based on the contrast of experiences, is to be able to state elements that determine the forms in which we inhabit, as well as to venture to speculate (taking advantage of the possibilities of art) about other ways (social, environmental, political, economic and cultural) in which we could relate between species.
Cocuyo Project: arises from the life experience of the artists Ana Tomimori and Carlos Guzmán who reside permanently in the rural area of the Municipality of Cachipay, Cundinamarca. Since 2016, the project has generated various actions that include the production of specialty coffees, a volunteer space, guided visits to cultural organizations, development of artistic projects and a program of national artistic residencies . The latter works in the search for the possible links between art, history and agriculture based on the geographical, historical, biological and material recognition of the Tequendama region.
Eduardo Merino: Master in Visual Arts with an emphasis in plastic expression from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, and current candidate for a master's degree in the Master in Conservation and Use of Biodiversity at the same institution. Much of his work focuses on the relationship between humans and non-humans, especially botany. His search focuses on ways to narrate new perceptions and sensibilities in the relationships that we establish with nature in everyday life.
Alix Camacho: Visual artist and specialist in art education, creator of Proyecto Tierra (2018). In 2014 she obtained the Fulbright-Ministry of Culture Scholarship to complete the Masters in Fine Arts with a concentration in Social Practice at Queens College - CUNY in New York, United States. His artistic practice is focused on thinking of the social as a plastic material that can be deformed and formed in many ways, based on individual and collective actions. She is interested in the game, the body, the instructions and the exaggeration of specific situations, to show elements that are part of the social, political and economic dynamics within which she is inscribed.