Mochilero – A striking performance about identity, rebirth and ritual

With his intimate performance piece Mochilero, US-Colombian experimental artist Camilo Cárdenas reminds us that identity is fluid, widely auto-constructed and an ongoing process, rather than a completed state. Mochilero took place during the Colombian COVID-19 lockdown at the artist residency ArteSumapaz, (located a three hour drive from Bogotá) and is still available for viewing online in summary (length: 15 minutes).    

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Midnight

Outside at midnight
I suddenly notice,
not far from the terracotta porch,
a slender ladder.

Its silver quenched with days of harvest,
it waits forgotten under the mandarin tree.
Feet sunken, shallow anchors
in a lake of dark grass.
Its head bathing in moonlight.

Above it,
Mandarin lampions
dimmed by evening’s veil.
Faded orange chronographs
in a country
indifferent to seasons.
But gravity still pulls.
Fructose hourglass.
Oval clocks ripening
to tell us how much
time has passed.


by Christina Rupp, Artist in Residence

Christina Rupp is an artist and poet-in-residence, from Germany and South Africa. You can see more of her work at at www.christinarupp.com and https://www.instagram.com/christina.rupp/

Quira Medios, June 2020

https://www.quira-medios.com/artesumapaz

por Felipe Duran

En una hacienda incrustada en las faldas del Sumapaz, el día comienza oficialmente  para todos los artistas cuando se grita “a comer” para llamar a la mesa. Cada quien coge su plato y se sirve un desayuno vegetariano compuesto de productos locales como la guatila y el café que cultivan los vecinos y productos que vienen de afuera como la miel de maple que alguien trajo de Vermont o la mantequilla de maní que viene en tarro de vidrio y se consigue en los supermercados gringos.

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Crisis and Opportunity

It is no secret to anyone that humanity is in the middle of one of the most acute crises in its history. However, each crisis represents opportunity. And I want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

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International Women’s Day

We are in a point in history where the old structures inhibiting the full power of women are slowly eroding. Let us continue the journey, and celebrate all women, individually and collectively, who have helped ArteSumapaz become what it is: the women who’ve worked here; the women who’ve made art here, the women who’ve doctored; the women who have farmed; the women who have written, and painted, and sculpted, and photographed, and edited, and cooked, and fermented, the women who’ve inspired, who’ve played music; have sung; and informed, and led – the women who’ve helped us all live; in work and play and fully participate in the richness that is life.

AIR: Edwin Fabian Herrera

Name: Edwin Fabian Herrera
Place of residence: La Plata/ Argentina
Occupation: Cinematographer
Age: 31
Met in: Fondation ArteSumapaz, Colombia / October 2019
Contact: edwinf.herreraf@gmail.com/ @laherramientadenarancuchi

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AIR: Sol Esperanza

Portrait photo of Sol Esperanza Roja

Name: Sol Esperanza Roja
Place of residence: USA/ Colombia
Occupation: Performance Artist
Met in: Fondation ArteSumapaz, Colombia / October 2019

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