Interactive presentation of Toolbox
Aisel Wicab – Daniela Ramos Arias
Meeting point: Workshop at Gallery F15
Curators Daniela Ramos Arias and Aisel Wicab warmly welcome friends, colleagues and audiences to get a closer look on the project Toolbox.
The first edition with the name A Toolbox on How to Create Communities in Times of Uncertainty, was first launched in November 2022, and it functions as an open-source publication accessible for others to use in their art institutions, organisations and communities. It collects four mediation models (tools) proposed by artists, cultural workers and collectives from around the world: Stacy Brafield (Bergen) Ewa Hubar (Warsaw), Escuela de Garage (Bogotá/Bassel/Rotterdam) and La Hervidera (Mexico City).
The tools presented on the website allow us to ask questions without rushing the answers, to create personal and collective archives in order to concentrate our ideas, sensations and memories, to communicate in verbal and non-verbal languages, both in proximity and at a distance, with human and non-human entities, in the vigil and at the same time in dreams. They weave graphic, choreographic, audiovisual and performative media. While some provoke, others invite, but all offer a space to practice deep listening and dig into personal and collective memory.
Toolbox has the generous support of Kulturdirektoratet and Bergen Kommune.
Daniela Ramos Arias (Bergen/Costa Rica)
Daniela is a curator living and working in Bergen. She has a BA and a MA in visual arts from Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen and a MA in Curatorial Practice from the University of Bergen. She was Head of Education and Mediation for Bergen Assembly 2019 and now part of the Mediation producer for the 2022 edition. Daniela has been one of the curators at Hordaland Kunstsenter and runs the mediation program since 2020. She she has a freelance practice where she has collaborated with several institutions and independent projects such as (nationally) Tenthaus Oslo, Billedhoggers Forening, Nasjonalmuseet i Oslo, Vaksdal Kommune, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen Kunsthall and Hordaland Kunstsenter, (internationally) TEOR/éTica (Costa Rica and the Caribbean), Casa do Povo (Brasil), U-Jazdowski (Poland) . Daniela is one of the co-founders of the interdisciplinary space KIOSKEN in Bergen and is an active member of the Empathic Pedagogies Network.
Aisel Wicab (Mexico)
Aisel is an artist, educator and cultural manager who researches and works with different media such as writing, drawing, video, performance and light art. She co-founded the expanded film group Colectivo Luz y Fuerza (2011) and was part of the international experimental film collective Trinchera Ensemble (2005-2011). For seven years she worked at Fundación Alumnos47 (2011-2018) leading the educational research area, designing and developing numerous social projects through contemporary art. For the last 15 years, she has shown her work and conducted workshops in public spaces, schools, cultural centers and museums in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Canada, Vienna, Slovakia, France and Spain.
Welcome to gather with us!
In the MOMENTUM 12 live program, we will be presenting artists working with diverse artistic practices, subject matter, and media that, in turn, encourage different types of participation.
Photo: Ewa Hubar