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danie valencia sepúlveda joins Terremoto as new editor-in-chief

We are very excited to announce the arrival of danie valencia sepúlveda as Terremoto’s new editor-in-chief. For the next two years (2023-2025), danie will be in charge of defining the editorial line of our online platform to continue our anti-patriarchal, anti-colonial and anti-racist approach, and foster critical thinking across the continent.

Terremoto talks with danie to discuss her new role in the platform and welcome them ♡

What has Terremoto meant to you throughout these ten years?

danie valencia sepúlveda: I like to think that Terremoto has been a turning point in the editorial work on critical thinking and contemporary art; a kind of intentional break with the traditional ways of conceiving artistic practices, their relationship with aesthetics and the political context of each territory that has had resonance in the contents of the magazine.

In 2017, when the issue entitled Fayuquerxs came out, I remember thinking that the physical format of the magazine was huge, haha, but the content captivated me, after all, I come from a tireless disavowal of anthropology and the crossroads of cultural studies. I had not found something like that and even less written in Spanish, a language that I also deny, but that I most cross everyday without even a glimpse a way out. In that same year, the discussions and pedagogical proposals that we mobilized in the Círculo Permanente de Estudios Independientes [Permanent Circle of Independent Studies] (CIPEI) were based on a similar curiosity. So I see it as an inflection that could be understood from the cartography created during the years that Diego del Valle was editor, where we can find the importance that the ethical, the political and the aesthetic have when approaching the different forms of creation and perception of art in ouramerica. A kind of spider’s web that hangs and tightens not only because of the plasticity of the threads but also because of the porosity of the bases. A way of making and fostering the living archive that we are interested in sustaining.

How do you think you can contribute to Terremoto in this new stage? The online platform is being transformed and the printed magazine transformed to make way for a new residency program.

dvs: To begin with, I find the transition Terremoto is going through challenging, not only because of what to stop printing the magazine implies and what it takes to rethink the ways in which it continues to draw possibilities even without its physical form, but also because I recognize and praise the work done by founder Dorothée Dupuis, Natalia Valencia, Diego del Valle and Duen Sacchi during these years. In that sense, I believe there is a well-defined editorial line that can be strengthened. I am captivated by the idea of proposing contents, suggesting new lines and taking up others, I am very interested in the idea of testing as a creative power and proposing collaborative networks with other agents: curators, researchers, writers, educators, artists who are mobilizing critical, sensitive and committed listening, even beyond contemporary art. To stress that which allows us to escape from words that become souvenirs. Anti/counter-colonial, anti-patriarchal and anti-racism are not metaphors, much less tags to convey cognitive capitalism.

I believe that my integration as editor-in-chief allows me to summon this exploration, to test the end and to sustain the tension in which not only my experience will be implied but also that of the platform itself at the moment of allowing itself to reinforce links with the people who already read us, while rethinking new forms of reading and infection.

What are your plans for Terremoto? What possibilities do you see in the digital format and how will your work as editor be interwoven with the residency program?

dvs: I think the transformation of the printed magazine into a residency program suggests another kind of attention to the digital world, so that we continue to function as a platform to make artistic practices and emerging curatorial research proposals visible. The digital environment can offer us opportunities to strengthen dialogue and outreach with and to our audiences. The platform is transforming, that is, the printed version will cease to be a vehicle for dissemination. However, our opinion, marginalia, reports, reviews, projector and the podcast sections we are planning will be more targeted, allowing our commitment to critical thinking and contemporary art to be sustained in these formats. Especially at this time when a supposed disinterest in critical editorial content is being proclaimed, while logics that promote fake news, depoliticization and the reterritorialization of fascism are being reinforced. In addition, we will not leave aside the printed format, the residencies will allow us to continue publishing, now thought from another place and with different strategies.

So I think it’s a great opportunity to broaden and radicalize the dialogue between the residency program and our editorial content. It is as if it were a direct pedagogy on the contents, of the most sharp and attentive texts. Counterpedagogy: we must unlearn in order to stop reproducing those forms that limit and condition our existence. We must bet on other forms of perception and therefore of negotiation and dialogue. I believe that we can take advantage of the different possibilities that the online world offers us, but distorting everything. We have to strengthen the muscles that allow us to sustain the chain of movements that we need to go through this challenge… I am very happy to be part of this platform. Thank you very much for inviting me to join the team.

Welcome to Terremoto Danie!

Among Danie’s most outstanding projects is the realization of the Círculo Permanente de Estudios Independientes (CIPEI), a counter-pedagogical research platform, which, among other projects, supports the continuing education course Menos Foucault, Más Shakira [Less Foucault, More Shakira]. They have also coordinated the Workshop La Raza Cósmica, a space dedicated to the study of the technologies of whiteness and racial archives within the context of coloniality, together with 16 other artists and researchers from the region.

Errorist, educator, translator, cultural programmer and independent researcher, they has carried out artistic research and translation residencies in institutions such as the Centro de Arte Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, CAPACETE in Rio de Janeiro, Translation House Looren in Hinwill, Switzerland, Materia Abierta in México and Salzburg Summer Academy under the direction of Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero. From 2020 to 2022, they was part of the studies and research group on subjectivity PUC-SP under the coordination of Suely Rolnik.

Learn more about Danie’s work:

Círculo Permanente de Estudios Independientes (CIPEI)
Counterpedagogical platform for research, creation and cultural provocation whose articulation is sustained, since 2016, on the bridges drawn between different agents in Mexico and Brazil


Contrapedagogía-Racista [Counter-racist pedagogy]
Pedagogical device around the misunderstanding and rewriting of the logics of racialization in Mexico


Salud Mental: neoliberalismo, subjetividad y sufrimiento psíquico [Mental Health: neoliberalism, subjectivity and psychic suffering]
Collaborative space for study, research and exploration around mental health and speculation as escape


A muerte não es o fim; é cantoria na aldeia de los vivos [Death is not the end; it is singing in the village of the living]
Audiovisual exhibition of counter-narratives and aesthetics beyond the end, co-curated with Karkará Tunga


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