IN COLLABORATION WITH EMILIO CHAPELA and IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
Calle 13 #25, Col. San Pedro de los Pinos, 03800 Ciudad de México
Altamirano 20, Colonia San Rafael, Mexico D.F. 06470
Seminario 12, Centro. Mexico City
Calle Isabel la Catolica 144, Centro, 06000 Ejido del Centro, CDMX, Mexiko
Av. 1, 37, San Pedro de los Pinos, 03800. Ciudad de México
Friday, JANUARY 5:
Riviera del Sur
Chiapas 174, Roma Norte
Saturday, JANUARY 6:
Studio visits and artist presentations
10AM - 6PM
Meet at Seminario12 at 10am (CENTRO, Right hand of the cathedral)
OR at Torschlusspanik (EMILIO'S STUDIO) AT 4PM
if you can't make the 10:00 Meeting time.
Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos
Laboratorio Arte Alameda
Sunday, JANUARY 7: Obrera Centro
10-8: 120 MIN. WORKSHOP EXCHANGE TRANSART + OBRERA
10AM - 11AM
Talk with Marcos Castro
11AM - 1PM
Workshop 1: The Porous Body with Louis Laberge-Cote
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Workshop 2: The Other Side of the Mirror: Working with the Dead
4:00 - 6:00 PM Cooking workshop
(Tortillas, Cochinita and Nopales)
WITH Maria alvarez (Art + cooking Publisher) AND Author Luisa Reyes Retana
6:00 - 8:00
Dinner and Drinks
11-1PM | The Porous Body with Louis Laberge-Cote
This workshop will be a movement-based class during which the participants will play and experiment with several physical ideas, spatial concepts, and guided mental imagery games. No previous dance or movement experience is required, but participants should be comfortable with basic movement ideas (such as walking, running, bouncing, and reaching), as well as breathing exercises and physical contact with classmates. Participants should wear comfortable clothing (no need for sports or dance attire) and bring a yoga mat/towel if they prefer not to lie down directly on the floor. Louis Laberge-Côté is a Canadian dancer, choreographer, teacher, and rehearsal director. An acclaimed performer, he has danced internationally with over twenty companies and has been a full-time member of Toronto Dance Theatre (1999-2007) and the Kevin O’Day Ballett Nationaltheater Mannheim (2009-2011). He has created over 80 choreographic works, which have been presented and commissioned in Canada and abroad. An award-winning performer and choreographer, he has received several creation, research, production and professional development grants. A sought-after pedagogue, he has taught classes and workshops around the globe and is on the part-time faculty at Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada). He currently is the Chair of the Dance Committee at the Toronto Arts Council.
1:30 - 3:30PM | The Other Side of the Mirror: Working with the Dead
This workshop is designed to give you some preliminary tools for accessing ancestral voices, sharpening inner vision, and approaching your work with a sense of humor and mystery. There will be guided meditations, simple ritual exercises, discussion, and time to create something based on what you find when you are not quite yourself. Dress in loose clothing, bring something with which to write or draw, and bring 4 small objects that represent the 4 elements. Christopher Danowski is a media/performance artist based in Phoenix, Arizona. He has written over eighty texts for performance works, and has presented work in living rooms, galleries, and unusual spaces (sometimes in theaters) in Phoenix, Brooklyn, Mérida, Dublin, Berlin and Kraków. He was artistic director of Theater in My Basement from 1999-2013, and now serves as a founding member of Howl Theatre Project. His book of writings, ‘Dog’s Ear’ is forthcoming this spring from Four Chambers Press. He has been teaching performance, theatre, and art in university settings since 2003. In June, 2017, he completed his doctorate from here, linking together Afro-Cuban ritual techniques for spirit possession and method acting as transcultural performance methodology.
Event hosted by artists/co-founders Marcos Castro and Mauro Giaconi
Monday - WEDnESDAY, JANUARY 8-10: SOMA
Presentations by students and reviewers (bring memory stick)
STUDENTS Open format critique sessions of 50 MINUTES (including set up time.)
UNLESS YOU ARE EXPERIMENTING, its StronGLY recommended you speak no more than 10-15 MInutes to allow time for discussion. Make a meaningful edit of your work and presentation of it. ONLY show work you specifically want discussed this session and a bare minimum of related work for context, It's not necessary to show all the work you did this year, this is what your process blog is about. BEST FOR YOUR SESSION!
Tuesday AM 10-2:15
“The Ghost in the Mirror” a meta-performance by Dr. Chris Danowski
This 40-minute performance presentation is, on the surface, an informative discussion of my PhD thesis, “The Medium and the Message: Afro-Cuban Spirit Possession in Western Theatrical Performance.” As I walk through the various RDC stages, it becomes increasingly a meditation on the process of documentation for an ephemeral art-lead practice, and a narrative on the complexity of narration.
Wednesday AM 10-2:15
Miércoles de SOMA lecture series:
PROJECT: Pulsu(m) PLantae
Thursday, JANUARY 11: Tlatelolco
Centro Cultural Tlatelolco at 10:00M
Ricardo Flores Magón 1. Col. Nonoalco-Tlatelolco C.P. 06995.
10-2: "WALK TALK" WITH CURATOR LESLIE MOODY CASTRO
5PM: OPTIONAL SUMMER RESIDENCY PLANNING MEETING (EMILIO'S STUDIO)
6:00: Closing meeting (EMILIO'S STUDIO)
7PM: ARTIST TALK BY PLINIO AVILA (EMILIO'S STUDIO)
Av. 1, 37, San Pedro de los Pinos, 03800. Ciudad de México
Tlatelolco and Plaza de Tres Culturas
The megalopolis of Mexico City is ripe with layers of history and cultural expression which has shaped the formation of the city itself. The foundation of the city lies in its complicated pre-Columbian past that occupies the same space as its post-conquest colonial history with roots so deeply embedded we still see the effects of the past even into the present day. We will walk with independent curator, Leslie Moody Castro and invited expert, George Flaherty through one of the most emblematic spaces in the City. In his book, Hotel Mexico, Flaherty
“...explores how urban spaces—material but also literary, photographic, and cinematic—became an archive of 1968, providing a framework for de facto modes of justice for years to come in his book.
In 1968, Mexico prepared to host the Olympic games amid growing civil unrest. The spectacular sports facilities and urban redevelopment projects built by the government in Mexico City mirrored the country’s rapid but uneven modernization. In the same year, a street-savvy democratization movement led by students emerged in the city. Throughout the summer, the ‘68 Movement staged protests underscoring a widespread sense of political disenfranchisement. Just ten days before the Olympics began, nearly three hundred student protesters were massacred by the military in a plaza at the core of a new public housing complex.
In spite of institutional denial and censorship, the 1968 massacre remains a touchstone in contemporary Mexican culture thanks to the public memory work of survivors and Mexico’s leftist intelligentsia.”
Moody Castro and Flaherty walk and talk with us as we visit this impactful space that represents both a distant and recent past to understand its impact on today's generation of contemporary artists. We will visit with the archeological site with ancient ruins of the Mexica civilization, the colonial church representing the Spanish conquest and the plaza site of the ‘68 massacre, all surrounded by the modern and affected buildings of the 1985 earthquake. We next visit the Memorial 68 Museum at the Centro Cultural de Tlatelolco a symbolic space for reflection, designed to build the country’s collective memory around a recent history that was previously denied.
ELSE FOUNDATION PRESENTS:
On limits, borders, edges, and boundaries
Friday, Jan 12: Casa Maauad
7-10PM Opening remarks, performances, screenings, vernissage
Saturday, Jan 13: Seminario 12
12-5 Presentations (20 min.)
5.30-6.30 Panel discussion
TBC Seminario 12
NEST + GEOCENTRO
photo credit: Emilio Chapela Pérez: Es una catástrofe no encontrar terreno en común.