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With my art practice of weaving photographs I'm creating a cultural map of the Americas with photos of my journey from Canada to Chile.
With my art practice of weaving photographs I'm creating a cultural map of the Americas with photos of my journey from Canada to Chile.
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With my visual art practice of weaving photographs I am documenting the culture and people of the Western Hemisphere in 2011. I am traveling from Canada to Chile, visiting a least fourteen countries. The journey will be documented with film, photographs and journaling. When I arrive in Chile, I will weave images from the journey together over photo silkscreen prints for a solo exhibition at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Valdivia, Chile in late 2011. The exhibition will have a catalogue reflecting the journey, as a colorful cultural map of the Americas with photos of the trip, journal entries and images of the final exhibition installation.

While traveling I am meeting with Indigenous and cultural artists. From contemporary Aboriginal artists of Canada to Mayan weavers of Guatemala, my time with artists in various communities will lend the opportunity to document art and culture with video and photography. This collected material will empower aboriginal and cultural artists by making inspiring connections, supporting the continuation of traditional art forms, and encouraging creative processes of art as education.

The funds raised will go toward art production, travel expenses, and catalogue publication costs.

Con la práctica de mi arte visual de tejer fotografías quiero documentar la cultura y las personas del hemisferio oeste en el 2011. Viajare desde Canadá a Chile, visitando al menos catorce países. El viaje será documentado con filmaciones, fotografías y textos. Cuando llegue a Chile, tejeré imágenes del viaje sobre serigrafías para una exhibición en el museo de arte contemporáneo en Valdivia, Chile, en el 2011. La exhibición tendrá un catalogo que reflejara el viaje, como un colorido mapa de América con fotografías del viaje, relatos e imágenes de la instalación final de la exhibición.

Mientras viaje me reuniré con indígenas y artistas culturales. Desde artistas aborígenes contemporáneos de Canadá a tejedores Mayas de Guatemala, el tiempo con artistas en varias comunidades brindaran la oportunidad de documentar arte y cultura con videos y fotografías. Este material coleccionado empoderara a aborígenes y artistas culturales al crear conexiones inspiradoras, fomentando el proceso creativo, apoyando la continuación de las artes tradicionales y fomentando el arte como educación.

Los fondos recaudados irán destinados a la producción, costos del viaje y los costos de publicación del catalogo.

Additional information about the artist:

www.sarahsense.com

www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/hide/sarah.cfm

www.berlingallery.org

www.legendssantafe.com

http://www.heardeducation.org/THEmagazine_Sense.pdf

http://blueraingallery.com/news/20081202/sarah.pdf

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