We are an artist collective travelling to Ecuador, renting a house for 30 days and making artwork based on contemporary issues happening in the country.
Our goal is to immerse in the culture and spark motivation within ourselves, local Ecuadorians and Miami based artists to venture to new and exciting places.
Dwelling is a project set in Florida that flourished in August of 2012. Artists Nathalie Alfonso and Sofia Bastidas opened their house to show the work of emerging visual artists who are enthusiastic to share their artwork outside of the conventional gallery venue.
The more recent and current project entails our interests in the identity and cultural heritage that underlines the Latin American roots.
For this reason we are pursuing To Ecuador and Back our first student based initiative residency program.
Four artist from the collective will participate.
In order to fund To Ecuador and Back, we are creating this Kickstarter video, in which we are asking for $5,000 to help afford the flight tickets to Ecuador + other expenses
In addition we are selling 300 Silkscreen T-shirts and tote bags to fund the making of our catalog that will document our residency To Ecuador and Back!
To Ecuador and Back!
Dwelling artists will venture to our first one-month residency program in Ecuador.
This environment will fuel critical thinking and dialogue between local professional artists and Dwelling artists alike, enriching their studies and encouraging valuable networking.
Throughout the residency, we'll also be given the unique opportunity to experience Ecuador’s dynamic art scene and thriving historical culture. The project requires that we rent a house that will act not only as a living facility to host all individuals, but to serve as a studio to produce work, and also as a venue to host an exhibition at the end of the residency. The house will act as a dwelling space for the artists communal gatherings. This will empower the Dwelling artists to mature their ideas into an interesting and provocative resolution of their own project, while still applying their efforts to the overall collaboration of the community.
It is highly important to recognize that perusing a project like this is challenging and thought provoking because it’s a complete new experience, but we see this as a great impulse to take our artistic career to the next level.
Risks and challenges
There are the possibility that we do not find the places to show the work once we come back or hold workshops. Also people from our project decide not to go. But we are convinced, that if we are motivated by our own convictions we can do anything, we will pull through. If the places we already have in mind to show in, hold workshops and talks, refuse or change their minds, we will find other locations. We can create a solely student based correspondance, where everything is hosted on university grounds. Simply, any risk or challenge will be just that and will be matched and conquered.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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