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Applications are accepted until July 13, 2021.
Curated by Mônica Hoff and Eva Posas under the title Ni apocalipsis ni paraíso: Meditaciones en el umbral, the program will take place online from August 17 to September 18, 2021 and be free of charge.
This year’s program will address the simultaneous insufficiency and abundance of versions of the future and how the idea of the future itself is intertwined with a linearity of time defined by epistemologies and colonial narratives of conquest, dispossession, and domination. The program proposes an exercise of inflection that focuses on less linear paths and forms of consciousness, thought, and creation. Just as memory-processing oracles that deregulate the normative notion of time, dreams, embodied knowledge, life that develops under the earth and its diverse biotechnological toxicity, poetry and political healing practices announce themselves as ways of constructing other presents and of existing beyond an Edenic simulacrum and the consecrated ways of life that guarantee a future from which it is necessary to escape.
The faculty will include Brigitte Baptiste, Dawn Chan, Verónica Gago, Juan López Intzín, Maximiliano Mamani, Luciana Parisi, JD Pluecker, Sidarta Ribeiro, The Sensing Salon (Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira da Silva), and Sayak Valencia.
Materia Abierta is developed with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in coordination with CulturaUNAM, Casa del Lago UNAM, Programa de Arte, Ciencia y Tecnologías (ACT), and Cátedra Max Aub en arte y tecnología. This edition is possible thanks to the additional support from KADIST, NORO, PEANA, Museo Tamayo, and the Arts Department of the Universidad de Monterrey – UDEM.