Category Archives: Ecuador

Guacho-Intraterrestre

GuachoJeruselemPromo

En Diciembre fui a visitar la gente de La Karakola cuando estuve pasando por Quito. Fui con la idea de conocer el espacio y como manejan el gestion generalmente alla. Mi otra razón fue de incluir el centro en mi obra ‘The Map Exchange’.

In December I went to visit La Karakola cultural centre in Quito. I wanted to see how they ran the space and was hoping to include them in the work ‘The Map Exchange’.

Durante la site hablábamos de nuestros trabajos y intereses y descubrí que estaban planeando un evento en la segunda semana de enero en el parque Jerusalem a una hora de Quito. El evento sera el segundo reunion de artistas de performance en la seria y decidi de irme con el grupo.

During the meeting we were discussing our personal works as artists and I learnt that they were organising a performance event in the second week of January in a national park close to Quito, called Jerusalem. I decided to stay on in Ecuador so that I could join the group of artists for the event.

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Por tres dias y dos noches vivimos juntos hablando sobre nuestros motivos de hacer arte y desarrollando las ideas con que hemos llegado.

For three days and two nights we lived together discussing our work and developing the ideas with which we had arrived.

Relacioné lo que hice mucho con las obras iniciales de ‘Take Spaces and Make Them New’ que hice en Londres antes que viajar. Empiece trabajando en vivo de nuevo, mezclando la definiciones de Performance e Intervención. Trabajando con materiales de la naturaleza en su propio lugar también fue un extensión de trabajar con materiales de mano hecho en los lugares urbanos.

The work I made was in theory close to the work I had been making just before leaving London as part of the ‘Take Spaces and Make Them New’ series. During the weekend I began to install work live again, blurring the boundaries between installation and performance. I also found that I was continuing my concept by working with natural materials from the park just as in urban areas I work with wast materials from the urbanity.

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Gracias a Rodrigo Viera Cruz y Juan Montelpare y a todas las artistas por sus energia y creatividad durante el evento.
Thanks to Rodrigo Viera Cruz and Juan Montelpare and to all the artists for their energy and creativity during the event.

Faculty of Art Cuenca 12-Dec-2013

I was fortunate enough to be  invited to give a lecture on the history of performance art and how I am using performance, with the work GMT-, as part of 34South|61north. The lecture took place on Thursday the 12th of December and was given to a mixed group of students from visual and aesthetic arts degrees based in the faculty of Art at the University of Cuenca.

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The initial talk was based on the history of Performance Art, a series of videos by Gerald Curtis my partner in the work GMT- and an artist who has introduced me to the world of performance and encouraged my exploration of how our bodies can be incorporated into an art work.

I then went onto explain the work GMT- and how it is part of the larger project 34South61North. We concluded the lecture with a debate on the importance of different mediums and ways of making contemporary art. The discussion was fuelled by examining the differences and similarities between Ecuadorian and British establishments and customs that exist in the field of contemporary art.

Thanks to everyone who put this together and enabled a lecture that was filled with discussion and varying points of view.  Next opportunity: Medellin, Colombia.