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“There are multiple life relationships in the territory. When we say territory-body-land, we are putting first a broad relation of life: territory-body. And land because we have co-responsibility with life”

Lorena Cabnal, Guatemala. 


Theoretical-practical formative axis aimed at broadening the notion of the body from transversal approaches in the field of sociologies, art and feminisms from the global south. The general proposal is to discuss, transversally to art, the notion of body, territory and the role of visuality in Western culture, based on concepts of indigenous thinkers who bring in their research, without dissociation, the body-territory-gender relationship.


In many cultures and practices, the notions of body and territory are inseparable in a cosmos perception that transcends the issue of visuality in Western culture. This focus on vision - how the body is seen by the one who categorizes it - builds hierarchies and consequent subordination. The visual, according to Oyeronke Oyewume, an originary Nigerian thinker, is one of the rulers of colonization to categorize bodies, both their racial and gender definitions. The Territory-body-land Encounters intend to broaden the notions of experience and body starting from the premises of how the  philosophies and practices of peoples from the global south can be used and disseminated in art formative courses.




To be held in two days, with two tables composed of a total of four invited women and a mediator from Brazil and America, composing the discussions presented at the Encounters.

WORKSHOPS (after seminar)

As a proposal to deepen the discussions through pedagogical and collective practice.


The residency dialogues in the form of artistic practice with the practical-theoretical formative axis of the TERRITORY-BODY-LAND encounters. It is a follow-up format for performing and visual artists' projects. Each artist or collective (maximum 2 people) enters with a project that is already under development to participate in the residency, which includes artistic production, portfolio reading and participation in the seminar. The residency will offer  a studio and a shared creative space, as well as curatorial accompaniment by Sandra Benites and mediation by the artist Juliana Pautilla.

A call for registration will be drawn up, with the premises of the proposal. Registration open for indigenous and non-indigenous artists.

Duration: 10 days

Hours: use of the space for 6 hours/day (total dedication)

Number of participants: up to 10 projects

Follow-up: initial meeting to provoke and present the projects. Individual follow-up meetings scheduled with each artist/project during the residency process.

Open research development show at the end of 10 days

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