Together Apart: #Nest
My production line from 1991 onwards, I always worked and developed a lot with themes related to biology, genetics, nature; that appear in a variety of techniques, formats and spaces according to the search that draws the viewer.
From 2013 onwards, I found myself with a deep need: that my production on the ground was contemplative, interactive bell. You can have it with each other, with each other. From this premise, I started to generate platforms for the spectator to be an actor, because he could leave his hello and there he felt part of the work.
CECILIA ON TOGETHER APART: NEST
When she was a child, children, “chocitas”, they were places of refuge, of production of meaning, transient, momentary. Ephemeres. In line with these “productions”, some actions such as pruning, joining branches, opening hojas, have been constant and sustained during my life. I was accompanied.
TO NEST/ I NEST: change my environment at a certain time, transform and feel my social relationships stripped and in need of so many embraces and encounters; and live my human experience but honda y profound, detached, barefoot, have been the motivations from where I explained my proposals to NEST. Generate Nests is a warp with others.
1966 | Cordoba, Argentina
1992 | Teacher of Dibujo y Grabado in the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Dr. Figueroa Alcorta, Provincial University of Córdoba, Argentina
2000 | Postgraduate in Visual Plastic Education, National University of Córdoba
2016 | Mares para contemplar, grabados, Museo Caraffa, Córdoba, Argentina
2017 | Náufragos, interactive graphic installation, NODO 940-Cordoba, Argentina
2018 | 2nd South American Biennial of Contemporary Art, Argentina-Brazil-Chile-Peru-Ecuador, Center for Contemporary Art Chateau Carreras, Córdoba, Argentina
2018 | IMPACT 10, Encuentro de Gráfica Contemporánea, Santander / España
2000 | Graphics workshop at the National University of New Paltz, USA, With the presence of the artist Rimer Cardillo
2009 | 2nd Prize for the acquisition of the discipline Grabado del XXXI Salón y Premio Ciudad de Córdoba, Museo Genaro Pérez, Córdoba, Argentina
2009 | Jury’s Mention Xº Salón Nacional de Dibujo y Grabado de Entre Ríos, Woodcut section, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Exhibitions, Together Apart
#2| NEST: results
Artists in dialogue
During 2020, we carried out the first two sessions of Together Apart. The first session took as a conceptual and practical framework the REFUGE and the second, the NEST. Through those starting points, both of which refer to caring atmospheres and structures for coexistence, we were able to think and create in a wide variety of directions and layers. We reflected on our pandemic context, a situation for which we had to find ourselves in the virtual non-space, but also a situation thanks to which people from many different countries were able to work simultaneously. Assuming this complex situation, more than 20 participants per session created new pieces –some in exercise format–, took up projects that they had already worked on in the past or collectively set out to create new projects that will continue to develop beyond the scope of our meetings. This exhibition, virtual as well, reflects what the artists produced during this program.
by Daniela Ruíz Moreno [Curator-in-residency]
Taking these refuge and nest issues also in their complexity, we asked ourselves questions that made each of the participants involve their personal experiences, memory, memories and experiences from each of their territories. We addressed questions that sought to keep us in constant movement; at times we went through very optimistic or pessimistic visions about the possibility or necessity of having a shelter or a nest, and at other times, we were able to articulate more complex visions, enduring in intermediate and liminal states. For both, we took as a theoretical structure of support and dialogue the thought of Félix Guattari presented in The Three Ecologies (1989). His ethical-political approach that highlights the molecular domains of sensitivity, intelligence and desire, as well as his articulation of the three ecological registers (environment, social relations and human subjectivity), helped us to expand our creations and thoughts in relation to shelter and nest.
During the second session –nest– the gaze towards natural structures was also very present. We watched and learned about different types of nests made by birds or protective structures for other animals. We thought of the house and the workshop as nests. The diversity in age and origin of the artists allowed a great richness of reflections on different states in relation to the nest. We spoke of nests from the past, nests that we are building in the present, nests that are no longer nests since they oppress or suffocate and of new nests that we imagine or wish to build in the future. Projects were presented that included the use of organic materials, creations with what was available in the workshop, project of shared files, new photographic views on everyday life, new views on the past and even reflections on language as a generator of identity as well as limiting structure. We went through different sensations in relation to the nests, some presented it as an impossible state to reach, others as a space full of melancholy and others, instead, as structures of freedom where we could explore the becoming of existence. Other works presented the feelings of paranoia that can arise when human nests or states of refuge are threatened and the feelings of discomfort when it feels like losing the intimate conditions of a nest.
Together Apart has functioned as a program that opened up possibilities for meeting and collaborative creation. It has made possible the creation of new rhythms and synchronies for a limited time but whose reverberations and echoes continue to affect in unexpected directions.
- Gabriela Agüero
- Pilar Aparicio Uribe
- Richard Aponte
- Alejandra Basañes
- Carla Beretta
- Marcela Casals
- Renny J. Castillo Umpierre
- Carmen Díaz
- Yessica Díaz
- Vanessa Freitag
- Camilo Gutiérrez
- Helena Kanaan
- Denise Koziura
- Jociele Lampert
- Cecilia Luque
- Carlos Marin
- Faustino Mercadal
- Maite Pinto
- Laura Romero
- Nerina Rosende
- Alejandro Scasso