#7: Cohabitar Fronteras
Visual artist and poet from Buenos Aires. Her work integrates art, literature and astronomy. She practices astrophotography with various techniques for printing the skies and cosmovisions and runs Ruta Astral, a cultural astronomy project. She is graduated in Literature from the University of Buenos Aires, a professor at the School of Art and Heritage of the University of San Martín and a collaborator of the Center for Artistic and Heritage Research (UNSAM-Conicet). She obtained the scholarship from the National Fund for the Arts in 2019, from the Malba Museum’s literature program in 2020 and from the Metropolitan Fund for the Arts in 2021.
In 2018 she published Revuelta, a book of photos and epic poetry printed in Risografía and in 2021 Lunario, a 7-moon calendar produced in the workshops of Proyecto ‘ace. She held individual exhibitions in Argentina and Spain. She participated in various international festivals, congresses, seminars and workshops. She currently works as editor of the Valparaíso International Photography Festival and is part of the management team of TURMA, an NGO with a Latin American library of photography and visual arts books, which produces the FELIFA Festival, a meeting of artists, photographers, designers, students, authors and book lovers.
My practice focuses on the star gazing, their cycles, their movements and their writings, notations and calculations. I gaze the time in the sky and space. I am fascinated by the ability of living beings to create languages, symbolism, rituals, myths and human traditions, especially Latin American, anti-colonial and feminist traditions, and the power of art and literature to reconstruct, imagine and make the invisible visible.
ABOUT COHABITAR FRONTERAS
The exercise of ¨the unknown¨- addressing risk and exchanging practices and methodologies with fellow artists from Latin America. It was an experience of exploration and sensitive opening. A choir of voices from the same living organism was assembled, with a diversity of functions, behaviors, interests and disciplines.
1986 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2022 | ¨Tecnopoéticas de espacio¨, Laboratory of Electronic Arts, Tecnópolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2021 | ¨ Lotería de Performance¨, Club Galería Performance Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2021 | Open Studio, Palmira, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 | ¨Multiverso¨, Museo Arquidiocesano, Festival de Fotografía de Barbastro, Huesca, España
2017 | ¨Yeguas¨ Festival Internacional de Fotografía de Valparaíso, Chile
2022 | Stone House, Catamarca, Argentina
2021 | Proyecto ´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2021 | Granate Studio, Delta del Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2018 | Photobook editing clinic, Photography Center, Uruguay
2018 | Festival BPHOTO, Spain
2018 | Revuelta, visual poetry publication selected by the Festival SCANphotobooks (Spain) and Zum magazine (Brazil)
2018–present | professor of Vision and Photographic Analysis (Documentary Filmmaking career) and History of Photography I (Photography career), Escuela de Arte y Patrimonio, Universidad Nacional de San Martín
Fellowships, Together Apart
#7 | COHABITING BORDERS: results
Artists in dialogue
From cohabiting to collapsing, and vice versa, those were the movements and actions that we proposed from ‘ace for the seventh edition of Together Apart. We chose the title Cohabiting Borders with the intention of exploring the complexities that occur in the exchange of living together, and because we understand the meeting format of this program as an exercise in itself of cohabitation of a frontier: the border between our online and offline existence.
For this collective research, we also defined three axes that helped us review some possible strategies for cohabiting borders, these were: pointing frontiers, deprogramming frontiers, and metabolizing frontiers.
In this way, we were also able to observe different types of borders that contemporary artistic practices explore, from geopolitical, climatic, and technological borders, as well as the borders between forms of knowledge and methods of linking with the world.
The participating artists designed collaborative dynamics based on their areas and disciplines of knowledge but above all, opening themselves to the encounter with the experience of the other(s). In this way, great relevance was given to the exchange and the works generated from the reflection on the possible points of articulation between artists from very varied contexts.
In tune with the online environment of the program, many artists used that condition of “being connected” as an object and means of research, development and presentation of their works. They used streaming platforms such as Twitch and social media visual resources (Instagram filters) or video games. Also, several of Google's tools were used. In some cases these were useful to observe photographic records of artificially generated borders between countries (Google Street View) and in others, the artists resorted to them to point out the limiting or creative interactions that are possible between human knowledge and artificial intelligences. (Google translate). In turn, there were many proposals that involved leaving the online world towards an exploration of the environments where each artist was and the records of it through
photographs, videos and the creation of video-essays.
Moved from the beginning by the desire to understand borders as membranes rather than walls, during the month of work, the artists began collaborative creative searches that have led to visual exercises that will be presented at the ´ace Foundation on Wednesday March 23 and that in many cases, they will be ongoing investigations.
Daniela Ruiz Moreno (curator), Alicia Candiani (Director at ´ace) and Andrés Knob (Executive Coordinator at ´ace).
Assistant: Florencia Alborcen.