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Our residency follows migrant philosophy, everything we have is borrowed and temporary. Our work goes beyond social practice, beyond the gallery, beyond academia, beyond tourism: we are interested in the philosophy of trueque. We are interested in balanced exchanges. Our practice is centered around our grandmothers, deeply connected to ancestral knowledge and to dismantling the devaluation of our people and our traditions.
This exchange takes place in the span of two weeks in the month of July through sharing spaces and resources with our networks, often times our friends and families. Most years we work in urban and rural Guanajuato but we are interested in migrating to other suitable locations. Our model is unique due to the fact that we do not provide a traditional studio; in the past our invited artists have worked in the forest, in people's textile studios, in cafes and in our family's backyard and living spaces. We encourage creative thinkers to produce work and experiences outside of conventional parameters of Western art.
How do we help each other in the era of egocentrism? How do we heal our communities' distinct traumas through our creative practices?
WHAT WE OFFER ARTISTS
We offer two walking seminars: a storytelling walk through Guanajuato city and a medicinal walk through the countryside in La Loma. We offer a variety of workshops ranging from performance, to creative writing to red medicine. We visit a family-run Temazcal, textile studio and corn mill. We go to independent art spaces (like Corazón Parlante and El Lechón Ilustrado), nearby archeological sites and the International Guanajuato Film Festival. We pay tribute to our grandmothers and the Casa Migrante in Irapuato. We provide a space for a culminating exhibition.
WHAT WE HOPE IN EXCHANGE
We ask for artists to create work in response to the year's theme and to give one free workshop to our community. We ask for vulnerability, respect, flexibility and humility.