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Aqualiteracies: thinking~feeling with waters
Daniela Medina Poch and Elizabeth Gallón Droste
29.11.2022 — 13.12.2022, Online 5 sessions
A Fluid Archive of Interspecies Communications in Hybrid Temporalities. How do we communicate with water? What hybrid communication protocols do we establish in these dialogues? How can we situate ourselves within an ecocentric context in everyday life?
Acknowledging water as a living archive of situated knowledge, we seek to create the Fluid Archive of Aqualiteracies, a framework of perceptions and approaches that will gather the sensitive and speculative experiences of diverse bodies: multiple ways of inhabiting and communicating with waters. We will approach everyday multispecies communications and performativities as instances of futurity in the face of the current water crisis. How can we listen to what water asks of us in different contexts and how can we project intentional messages into it?
Colombian artists and researchers Daniela Medina Poch and Elizabeth Gallón Droste propose a joint exploration and exchange aimed at generating dialogues, dynamics, and guidelines to reveal and disseminate aqualiteracy across Latin America.
Unsichtbar gemachte Geschichten kollektiv sichtbar machen: Ein Anti-Denkmal Workshop für Eltern und Kinder
By Daniela Medina Poch and Pablo Santacana López
With Vitjitua Ndjiharine and Jorinde Splettstößer
29 – 30 October 22 | at the FHXB Museum
How do we remember things?
How does the city remember its history?
What stories do children want to make visible?
What kind of monuments do they want to claim for their concerns?
These questions were the focus of the two-day workshop (October 29-30, 2022 at FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum) with artist:s Daniela Medina Poch and Pablo Santacana López. Children and adults explored in an accessible and dynamic way different ways in which people or a society remember.
This project is part of a series of artistic activations of the online platform “Kolonialismus Begegnen,” an archive initiated by the FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum that gathers traces and voices on the postcolonial history of Berlin’s districts. It shows that colonialism is neither a historical event nor an exclusively academic or political concept, but rather a power structure that influences our present – a structure that we can change together.
Statistics on the Table: An Artistic Approach
Haus der Statistik + Institut fur Kunst im Kontext,
Universität der Künste Berlin. Supported by Interflugs
Team: Daniela Medina-Poch, Frederick Becker, Redwane Jabal,
Min Kyung Kim, Svenja Simone Schulte, Viviane Tabach, Jan Barner,
Haus B, Haus der Statistik, Berlin
April – Juli 2021
How can art practice contribute to diversifying and democratizing the flow and visibility of statistical information? In which ways can statistics become a tool to account for the non-yet-visible and the non-yet-quantifiable? How can we forge cultures of grass-root statistics and how do we represent them? How do statistics contribute to the shaping of a socio-political context?
“Statistics on the Table: An Artistic Approach” is a research laboratory around the production, management and dissemination of statistical data nowadays. CO–RE hosted a program of three phases – input, research and output. During the initial phase, discussion sessions were held with guest experts on data science and statistics: the contextualization of Alexanderplatz (Stefanie Endlich), the project of Haus der Statistik (Dariya Kryshen), Statistics related with Violence as Commodity (Igor Vidor), Embodied Information and Data Humanism (Domestic Data Streamers), Statistical Numbing (Moritz Stefaner), Critical Cartography and Data Visualization (Orangotango).
As a follow-up, participants developed an investigation around statistics, concluded with on-site installations at the façade of Haus B, Haus der Statistik. The exhibition “What counts when we count?” is composed of artists, curators and cultural producers, many either alumni or presently students of the MA Kunst im Kontext at UdK
If You Were the Leaf of a Tree + Field Receptivity
If You Were the Leaf of a Tree
+ Field Receptivity
Workshop in collaboration with Fred Becker
Practices to Make Summer Longer
Free Radicals Program, September, 2021
Floating University, Berlin, DE
Joint workshop around whispers and secrets, landscape embodiment and non-linear recording and writing. After reviewing several referents of field receptivity, we developed some writing exercises that we later recited through tin and chord phones, making compositions that dialogued with the landscape and with other people present at the Floating University.
New relationships with the Transquotidian | Dialogues between Art and Design
New relationships with the Transquotidian
Dialogues between Art and Design
Daniela Medina Poch in collaboration with Juan Pablo García Sossa
Bogotá, Colombia 2018
A visual artist and a designer explore the meeting points between the two disciplines to develop tools for appropriation and resignification of public space. Combining body-machine approaches, we seek to explore creative uses of new media approaches applied to relational dynamics in a certain context.
Aiming to strengthen the relationship of the artistic center with the surrounding ecosystem, all interventions are thought to be at a one-to-one scale. At the end of the workshop, we propose to make a small exhibition in order to socialize the process and the outcomes.
How to think in alternative networks between inhabitants and passers-by who share a public space?How do grass root movements change top down infrastructure? How do public and private spaces intermingle through performativity?
Landscapes of Diversity through Collage
Daniela Medina Poch
Girasoles, Sonnenblumen Kita
Berlin, Germany 2018
From the exploration of cross-cultural diversity, the workshop ‘Landscapes of Diversity through Collage’ seeks to contribute to the understanding of the value of diversity in all contexts we inhabit. As a first step, the particularities and unique elements of various iconic cultures are presented. Then an emphasis is placed on the interdependence between them and the relevance that they all have in its own and within their relationships.
Children develop a collective collage that gathers the imaginaria of all of them. Through a dynamic of rotation, they relate to the design someone else did and add new layers to it. The result is a collage that covers the whole wall and says ‘Wir sind Alle wichting’ ‘Gemainsam sind wir starker’ and ‘Wir sind Alle einzigartig’
Fine Art Financ€ Lab
Laboratorio de Arte y Dinero
Daniela Medina Poch in collaboration with Juan David Galindo
IDARTES – Instituto Distrital de las Artes y Fundación Arteria
Bogotá, Colombia 2018
Which non-hegemonic systems of value can we think of through the framework of contemporary art? As art practitioners, which alternative system can we build to revalue our work without having to commit to the rules of the existing system?
Often the relationship between art and finance represent an oxymoron. Despite the fact that art is a multimillionaire business ($66 Billion dollar industry (2016)) and quite precarious at the same time, the romantic idea of the artist who remains ‘pure’ and out of the economical system seems to remain valid. Art business works under a different logic than other businesses do, and to make art practice sustainable, contemporary artists – producers of a commerciable subjectivity – need to know how to relate to this financial dimension.
This lab comes from the need to reflect, demystify and understand the relationship between arts and finance, while questioning some paradigms the lab aims to host a space to conceive non-hegemonic systems of value and strategies of fnancial subversion. The Fine Art – Finance Lab has been developed by Daniela Medina Poch and Juan David Galindo and it has been presented in three versions: Fine Art – Financ€ Lab Amsterdam – April, 2016 at 4Bid Gallery at OT301, Amsterdam, NL as 5-day workshop which involved local lecturers, performances and an exhibition. Within the program Money Lab3 on December, 2016 at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam we presented our series of performances together with Igno Notemans. Laboratorio de Arte y Dinero IDARTES – November, 2017, Bogotá, the program was included as a program of the district and together with Fundación Arteria we organized a complex and diverse 15-day workshop that took place at the theater of the Museum of Modern Art and other ephemeral locations in Bogota, Colombia.
Global Warming, Reguetón and Emotional Micropolitics
Daniela Medina Poch
Institute of Endotic Research
2ndo Encuentro Internacional de Objetos y Muros
Comissioned by Clara Bolivar and Lorena Tabares
Berlin, Germany 2019
How can we use the frame of art to expand and diversify the action of protesting?
In the first part we will deal with the relation object-performance-protest. Oranges, toilet paper, a bottle of wine, a candle… from a daily life point of view, any object is subject to symbolize our struggle or what we fight against. In the second phase we examine the case of the Puerto Rican Perreo Combativo, the power of Reggaeton as a catalyzer of protest and of national strike. From this point we build together and perform a Reggaeton song.
Both performance and protest go beyond representation. Both seek to manifest a statement through the presence of the body within a context that becomes transversal to the action and dialogue with the present realities. The workshop seeks to encourage citizen participation in micro-politics by acting creatively to react upon the disagreements or pursue ideals which deal with our context. Everyday objects, songs and subjects will be brought up as ingredients of our collective performance session.
Within the framework of the Second encounter of Objects and Walls Tlaxala 3 and Institute of Endotic Research
¿Hay alguien en casa?
¿Hay alguien en casa?
Experiences in relation to trust,
moving from public space to private space.
Luz Broto, Daniela Medina Poch & Linet Sánchez
October, 18, 2018
Proposal: Enter with a stranger to your home.
Place: FLORA ars+natura and neighbourhood San Felipe
Public: General, no previous knowledge required.
The workshop is proposed as a collective process, which using playful and performative tools, proposes an exploration of the neighbourhood of San Felipe that seeks to alter the logic of fear, suspicion and distrust in the city.
Workshop: Affective Circuits
Universidad Departamental de Bellas Artes
Museo la Tertulia
Based on the drifts of Baudelaire and Guy Debord, this workshop proposes the exploration of a territory under affective and poetic criteria. At the same time, it seeks to promote interaction between passers-by and contribute to link the art institution with the surrounding neighborhood.