Exploring Reciprocity is a project of research and creation I started in 2019 within the Program Residenties in Utrecht (NL), and is part nowadays of my Master at DAS Choreography(2020-22).
From the intuition that reciprocity would be a feminist and decolonial way of relating between humans and other-than-human entities. I explore which implications this has in the choreographic field.
The project has 3 dimensions:
A series of Practices of Reciprocity proposed to different contexts-communities / A process of creation of choreographic work / A process of theoretical-practical research in dialogue with other artists, activists, researchers.
About the Practices of Reciprocity:
During 2019/20 I have been proposing a series of practices through which I invite the people of a community (in the case of Utrecht to psychiatric clients, therapists, and neighbors from the village of Den Dolder, NL) to experience, to reflect and to create a state of reciprocity through very simple propositions of perception, movement and conversation: to move and be moved, to touch and be touched, to listen and be listened…
This part of the project was developed with the support of the Program “Residenties in Utrecht” and “Het Vijfde season”, and in connection -and with the collaboration of- students of dance and health from ROC Midden College, students Master of “Art and Society”- Utrecht University, Master Community Project, Hogeschool Utrecht, Het Huis Utrecht, psychiatric institution “Altrecht”.among others.
About the process of creation of choreographic work:
I am developing this line as part of my master at DAS Choreography (2020-22). Bringing the notion of reciprocity to the reflection about ways of perceiving, I have been exploring the choreographic conditions needed to make perceptible things that seem invisible or silent, and to pay attention to that which tends to be dismissed by dominant ways of looking, listening and witnessing. I have been exploring which is the reciprocal affective labor we need to do (both, performers and audience) for achieving that.
Current choreographic work: If every rock is a hole
This research is triggered by my experience of activism in Buenos Aires, the contact with the cosmology my ancestors, the understanding of choreography as a relational practice, my condition of migrant and the successive processes of identification, des-identification and ambiguation that it produces.
As part of this process I did in 2020 (OCT-DEC) a Residency at Rote Fabrik (CH). During the residency I was in dialogue with artists, activists and thinkers from Zurich, people from the field of decoloniality, geology, physiology, metallurgy, sound research, plastic arts, feminism, futurism. Coaches during the residency: Nathalie Stirnimann and Stefan Stojanovic.
Residency supported by IG Rote Fabrik, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung and COINCIDENCIA – Swiss & South American Cultural Exchanges