En la otra cuadra. Collaborative art project, Conversaciones de Campo (Rosario Carmona, Catalina Matthey, Rosario Montero y Paula Salas). Gabriela Mistral Gallery, Santiago, Chile, 2012

This work in progress is an artistic research about the life within the neighbourhood of Barrio Cívico in Santiago. It is being developed in three stages: first, we talk to passers, workers and residents of the area, who voluntarily make images representing their ideas, feelings and memories of specific points in the neighborhood. Secondly, those images are joined together in the gallery’ wall forming a large subjective map of the area. Also, while the show is running, this subjective map would be printed in handheld versions which the participants and visitors took for free. Finally, there would be a public event consisting on a conversation with neighbours, collaborators and general public. This talk will follow the the subjective map, therefore it would take place in points of the city chosen by the participants, where we would discuss how people in the area relates to the city and to each other, and what are the cultural consequences of those relationships.

“En la otra cuadra” aims to offer a kaleidoscopic vision of the neighborhood mediated by the artists and based on intimate and concrete experiences of several individuals. In this project the map of the city gets increasingly loaded with subjectivity till a point where the cartographic vision is overcame by a wave of uncontainable and unclassifiable life. This project seeks to put in center of the representation what the cartographer omits: that is people.

En la otra cuadra”, Conversaciones de Campo (Rosario Carmona, Catalina Matthey, Rosario Montero y Paula Salas) junto a colaboradores, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, 2012

Este proyecto es una investigación artística sobre la vida de los habitantes del barrio cívico de Santiago. La primera parte del proyecto consiste en la realización de un mapa colaborativo del vecindario en la galería. Las imágenes expuestas son dibujos realizados voluntariamente por transeúntes, trabajadores, estudiantes y residentes de la zona quienes que representan en ellos sus ideas, sentimientos y recuerdos del barrio. El proyecto continua con la impresión de una versión portátil del mapa colaborativo, que será distribuido en la misma galería. La investigación concluye con una conversación pública en que se recorrerá el barrio cívico de acuerdo a las indicaciones de los participantes.

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