As part of the open call C5, at the Centro Cultural de España en México
From June, 29 until September, 11, 2022
CCEMx. Calle República de Guatemala 18, Mexico City
The word "cache" is a migrant concept: it comes from pressing, compressing, it is commonly used as a synonym for a presence or a distinction in relation to elegance, but it is also related to the generation of a set of stored transitory data, easily and quick access. The cache means the decentralization of information, but also a progressive saturation; It refers to a trace that also serves as an archive for the generation of a database in our exploration of the margins of the human.
Proyecto Caché is a program of artistic creation and thought. Its objective is to generate playful narratives through expanded video art within the exhibition hall to generate a physical representation of the cache found in a digital, abstract and immaterial space. From the collaborative construction of a cache, nodes of humanx-technology relationship are generated within the social space of mediated artistic practices.
Curator: Carolina Estrada
Film essay / Found footage
Sound editing: Eduardo VC
Poem: Colombina Zamponi
Archive material: Prelinger Archives
Tlalticpac is a film essay based on the legend of the five suns of some Mesoamerican cultures, where it is said that prior to our era, there were four others that were destroyed and that we currently live in the fifth sun, Nahui Ollin, which will also reach its end. In the Nahuatl cosmogony, Tlalticpac refers to the plane we inhabit, a cyclical space-time that is in constant transformation, where various lands, waters, mountains, plains, trees, flowers and animals are born, change and disappear.
1. Space for artistic and technological pedagogies: ¡Cacha esto!
Saturday July 16 / 12:00 to 14:00 / Space X (Children's activity)
Taught by: Terenu
¡Cacha esto! It is a playful exercise raised from a laboratory of the body where memory technologies such as cache will be approached. The dialogue between the digital and the analog will be emphasized to open new paths and understanding about digital technologies. The system crashed! How would your body represent it?
Objective: To facilitate the understanding of the concept of 'digital cache', its logic and operation through playful and bodily strategies.
Terenu (Mexico City)
Teresa Núñez Fortoul (because if you don't say it completely, her mother gets angry) that is, Terenu says that her only mole has been studying communication and she has two degrees that support that, one as a bachelor's degree and one as a teacher. Terenu has developed professionally at UNICEF, Fundación Telefónica, MUAC and MUNAL, but her true passion is to claim anything or be the opposite and do social studies of science and technology, specifically everything that has to do with the delete key.Terenu (Mexico City)
2. Workshop: The language code. Creative writing from the internet.
Wednesday, July 27 / 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Workshop 4A
Taught by: Emmanuel Vizcaya
In this workshop, the different possibilities that literature has acquired from internet tools such as social networks, bots, web pages and other platforms will be known. At the same time, there will be speculation about collaborative writing and the relevance of artificial intelligence programs in the creative process.
Objective: To ensure that those enrolled become interested in literature generated from the Internet and become aware of the creative possibilities of some digital tools, while integrating them into a group dynamic of collaborative writing.
Emmanuel Vizcaya (Mexico City, 1989)
Writer. In poetry, he has published the trilogy NEO/GN/SYS (2014) and the collection of poems for Instagram Los Zentros (2019); and in narrative the short story book Aerovitrales (2015), the dream notebook Cielo de Radares (2020) and the trilogy La memoria de los meteoros (2022) in Spain. He was founder and editor of the digital magazine [Radiador] Magazine. He frequently teaches creative writing workshops and produces ROTTTOR, a sound experimentation and electronic music project. Explore with literature on social networks from the Instagram account e_vizcaya.
3. Space for reflection-artistic action: Digital fossils: The “I” from the machine
Wednesday, August 10 / 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. / Workshop 4A
Taught by: Lluvia Cristerna
For several decades we have lived in a hybrid world (physical-digital), in which the “I” seems to tirelessly expand; Our day-to-day demands of us perpetual presence and activity that, without fully knowing it, adds to the human footprint that becomes a historical archive. Based on the historian Morris Berman, as well as the artistic work of Carolina Jaschack, this workshop seeks to answer the question, what do we leave of ourselves? when we talk about digitality.
Objective: To get to know each other individually and collectively from our digital archive.
Lluvia Cristerna (CDMX, 1997)
Art historian and visual artist. From street photography, he has branched out to collage, image theory, and today his interests lie in digital art, 3D modeling, and transdisciplinary projects involving artificial intelligence, video games, the cyborg and the digital humanities. He has collaborated in spaces such as the Alameda Art Laboratory, Terremoto and the Isabel and Agustín Coppel Collection (CIAC).
4. Workshop and room activation: Myodesopsia, photomemories and other bodily caches.
Friday, August 26 / 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. / Workshop 4A
Taught by: Amado Cabrales
We will work on the body cache or body memory, this time we will focus on two visual memory phenomena, the first of which is floaters, these beings that live in our eyes and appear when we see a light source and the phosphene effect, those lights we see when we close our eyes. We will share experiences in this regard and we will see how it is that through these visual phenomena they produce a series of micro landscapes with which we always live.Objetivo: Explorar la memoria corporal, comprender que estamos formados de mucha información que deriva de múltiples fenómenos físicos en nuestro cuerpo y que nos habla de todo eso que sucede en nuestro cuerpo, de los seres y sensaciones que nos habitan y que se van transformando con el tiempo.
Amado Cabrales is an artist, writer, manager and curator who approaches his projects from a self-critical perspective and from alternative forms of organization and production. As an artist, he works playfully with poetry and art by slogan as a form of artistic-pedagogical production. It is part of the Empathetic Pedagogy network, an institutional project on education and art. He is co-creator of the Strategic Body collective which uses the body and the collective body as a means of work. As curator/manager, he worked on the creation and management of the Feria Clavo project, which focuses on the production of experiences based on an investment model and self-managed curatorship of galleries and groups.