Language is An Intangible Bridge Workshop

An artistic experiment in collaboration, co-creation and touch

Alys Longley, Jeffrey Holdaway (NZ), pavleheidler (Sweden), Macarena Campbell-Parra, Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira, Eduardo Cerón Tillería, Rolando Jara, Hugo Navarro (Chile) 

This lecture-workshop presented an experiment in collaboration across distance and time zones. It tested working methods for the Cartón/ Cardboard project (and the collaborative team Macarena Campbell-Parra, Rolando Jara Eduardo Cerón Tillería, pavle heidler, Hugo Navarro and Alys Longley), with artists in Santiago, Auckland and Stockholm, Sweden in which we worked with cardboard as an equalizing and accessible skin. In this way artists in different continents shared the same experiments in touch and collaboration from geographically separated terrains.

They worked with scores, instructions, poetics, experimental documentation and expanded fields of choreography and writing and also worked with translation and mistranslation as sites of possibility. This project is inflected by the geopolitics of the Global South.

Participants in the workshop aspect of this presentation collected cardboard of different sizes altering the material with craft knives, scissors, drawing materials, paper and other craft and art materials.  Digital images and video were shared during the session to co-create an artist-book in the real time of the workshop.

article by Lucy Fandel, LE PARC, Concordia University, reflecting on the workshop:
DISRUPTING ZOOM PROTOCOL: TRAVELING INSIDE AND OUT WITH ALYS LONGLEY AND LO BIL

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