Sesiones

Las Sesiones son una serie de seminarios experimentales anclados en la geografía, el conocimiento local,y las prácticas artísticas emergentes y condiciones políticas y sociales de Puerto Rico. La exuberante ecología tropical de laisla coexiste con devastación ambiental, mímesis institucional, deterioro, espacios post-industriales y post-militares—a la vez que con un creciente movimiento que busca entender y transformar estas condiciones. Nos interesn en especia llas manifestaciones materiales, físicas y visibles de procesos políticos abstractos, y la percepción sensorial de estas manifestaciones. A veces las Sesiones se pueden sentir como investigación de campo, otras veces como una discusión errante. Tenemos otra tarea implícita en ellos: encontrar la forma pedagógica que le corresponde.

Sessions are a series of experimental seminars anchored in the specific geography, local knowledge, emerging art practices, and social and political conditions of Puerto Rico. The island’s exuberant tropical ecology coexists with environmental devastation, institutional mimesis and decay, militarized and post-military spaces, as well as a growing movement to understand and transform these conditions. We are particularly interested in the ways in which abstract political concepts have real physical, material and social traces and in the sensorial apprehension of these manifestations. Sometimes sessions feel like field research, at other times like a wandering discussion. There is another implicit task to sessions, which is to find its own pedagogical form throughout the process.

 

CURRENT OPEN CALL >>> SEMINARIO ITINERANTE 2016

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PAST SESSIONS:

Las sesiones comenzaron en Enero del 2013. Todos los veranos organizamos una sesión a pie, itinerante…pero este aspecto es algo que incorporamos a casi todos los seminarios, sea este el enfoque o no.

Land, Place, Visuality [January 2013]

Walking Seminar [June 2013]
Many more images here

Esto es un mensaje explosivo / This is an explosive message [January 2014] (Esto es un mensaje explosivo expanded into a collaborative project which is now on its second stage at Konsthall C in Stockholm, you can see some of that here)

Seminario Itinerante [June 2014]

Venimos desde el Futuro [November 2014] This seminar took on a different shape altogether. It was a 4-day transmission from 100 years in the future, after the end of patriarchy. You can hear some of the transmissions here: elfuturo.fabricainutil.com

Sonido Vieques [August 2015, January 2016] This project expanded into a collaborative art and exhibition project as well as in a long term collaboration with Radio Vieques and the Vieques Historic Archive. More here soon.

 

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