I write to output ideas from my research process but I also write as a basis of creation for other artistic practices. For me, writing is both an end and a mean. This is part of my miscellany.
The Art of Survivors
Interview to Noé Martínez for the exhibition How to Read a Vessel, Art Gallery of Burlington, Toronto, 2021
How to Read a Vessel is an experimental exhibition and communal site of learning that openly discusses the challenges and excitement of holding, caring for, and exhibiting this object-based, craft-forward permanent collection, while continuing to develop a vision that incorporates critical social practice at its core. I interviewed artist Noe Martínez to discuss topics such as colonization in contemporary art and language as an entity.
A Temporary Home
A short essay I wrote to accompany the talk and cooking session I gave at the Art Gallery of Burlington, Toronto, 2020.
The Memory Cycles
Performance written in German, Spanish, and English and performed by Janina Totzauer and Beatriz Paz. Who are we when we remember and who when we forget? What is memory? While Beatriz is live on a screen, Janina draws in acetates projected on the back wall. With the help of their voices, a daylight projector, and the written word, the two work their way through the different layers of human memory.
The performance was curated by Maria Justus and took place as part of a performance series and in a temporary hub at which the participating artists in four performances dealt with the topics of networking, exchange, and collaboration. Hosted and organized by Empfangshalle – Künstler Corbinian Böhm + Michael Gruber.
Du musst dich erinnern. Du musst dich an diese eine Sache erinnern. Auch wenn du alles um dich herum vergisst, musst du dich an diese eine Sache erinnern.
El reloj va a girar, te vaciará de recuerdos. Hay una sustancia en mí que te ayudará a recordar, tuyo será el silencio y mío el ser. Esto no es una simulación, te transformas en la memoria cada que recuerdas. Como la melodía atrapada en una cajita musical.
There is a substance inside of me that helps me remember you. This is not a simulation… This is not a simulation.