Lectures

Crowe, Difarnecio, Hajjar, Martinez and Vosters, Return Atacama, performance, 2016. Photo by Cassie Scott

First Fridays

First Friday: CONSTELACIONES Artist Collective

  • March 3, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

Free admission, everyone welcome!

The Caroline Dukes Memorial Artist Talk
CONSTELACIONES Artist Collective
with Roewan Crowe, Doris Difarnecio, Christina Hajjar, Monica Mercedes Martinez and Helene Vosters

Supported by the Arts Development Project Support Program at the Province of Manitoba

In this multi-media performance presentation, CONSTELACIONES artist collective will present reflections on their trans-hemispheric works, including Lake Winnipeg, Wrapping Atacama, Return Atacama, and Echoes: North… North, that have been performed from Winnipeg to Santiago, Chile. The five artists explore ever-shifting constellations of collectivity, as they grapple with distance and difference across geographies, engaging artistic process as a risk-taking labour of care. CONSTELACIONES embodies collective healing through kinship and vulnerability—rejecting isolation, silence and disconnection in the face of trauma.

  • CONSTELACIONES Artist Collective

    Drawing from interdisciplinary practices that include sculpture, performance, installation, sound and video, artists Roewan Crowe, Doris Difarnecio, Christina Hajjar, Monica Mercedes Martinez and Helene Vosters and engage in a process-based, trans-hemispheric collaboration. Among other projects, CONSTELACIONES travelled to Chile’s infamously storied Atacama Desert to install a large set of vibrant ceramic forms, created by Martinez, embodying stratified layers of Chilean history and diasporic and nomadic trajectories resulting from the 1973 coup. returnatacama.com