SEEDS: Works and Thoughts
|Opening Reception, November 16, 2018: Revisión / Revision|
7 Women in Movement / 7 Mujeres en Movimiento
Curated by Taina Traverso
Re-envisioning Sustainability, Economic Freedom and Independence for Puerto Rico
On view through January 5, 2019, Taller Boricua
Artist Talk: December 1 @ 2:30pm
|"Cenizas", dedicated to my father, Freddie.|
|"Libro de recetas" and "Semillero", dedicated to my mother, Linda.|
"Las semillas de Ana"
Inspired by Foodscapes Caribe, an agro-ecological project
directed by Anabellie Rivera and Carlos González
|"Las semillas de Ana"|
Both accordion books include verses written by Anabellie Rivera
|"Enredadera y colmillo"|
Needless to say, my relationship with the amazing realm of seeds (in the literal and metaphorical sense) is not idyllic nor ideal.
- How do we unlearn, rethink and embrace a new relationship to nature, without falling into the trap of objectification?
- Who controls the production of seeds nowadays?
- What to does it mean to “own land” in a United States’ colony/toxic experimental ground?
- What does it really take to honor our relationship to seeds, water, land, air…?
I am not a farmer…but I use my hands to work, write and create. And
I hope that my artwork serves to honor the family and friends in Puerto Rico, who continue to struggle against countless and profound political, social and economic odds.it contributes to the ongoing conversations about the sustainability of decolonized agro-ecological movements.
*Photos by Reynaldo García Pantaleón