A Nomadic Research Program in Tierra del Fuego / Un programa nómade de investigación en Tierra del Fuego

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Field Notes/Video

Dreamworlds of Beavers

In Tierra del Fuego, beavers are strangely invisible, and simultaneously ever-present. They are fleeting. One rarely sees a beaver, as they spend their days hidden under tannin-dark waters. Instead, only trace impressions. Rows of chew marks on the bark of a fallen tree. Castoreum’s oily… … Keep Reading

Coastal Curriculum in Coney Island

This short film was produced as the result of a series of workshops with a group of teenagers from the New York Aquarium’s Wildlife Conservation Corps, which focuses on public-facing science and ocean advocacy projects. Led by the Aquarium’s artist in residence Christy Gast, they… … Keep Reading

Lecture/Programs

Ensayistas at PSi 22 in Melbourne

Ensayistas Carla Macchiavello, Denise Milstein, Camila Marambio and Christy Gast will present at the PSi 22 conference in Melbourne, Australia. The full conference schedule is below. Ensayos events @ PSi 22: An Animal Response Wednesday July 5th in the Guild Theater 13:30-15:00 Workshop (max. 15… … Keep Reading

Essays/Field Notes

Admiralty Sound Expedition Report

In Tierra del Fuego, where the Atlantic meets the Pacific, land and sea are not so much interwoven as fractured—splintered and shattered. At the southern terminus of the Andes, it is as if the mountains are using the remainder of their geological force to dive… … Keep Reading

Field Notes/Research

Ensayos Network–A Web of Ideas

By Denise Milstein I joined in the Ensayos collaborative in the summer of 2015. By then, the group had been collecting a multi-media archive of its discussions, experiments, and activities for over four years. It was time to take stock of the paths Ensayos had… … Keep Reading

Essays/Field Notes

Trans América

By Christy Gast for the Miami Rail March 2016 On December 26 I set off for a trip mas allá del fin, beyond the end of the world, with the Ensayos research and residency program in Tierra del Fuego. There, the Andes shatter toward Antarctica,… … Keep Reading

LE CHERCHEUR ET SES DOUBLES

The Director of the Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, Emilie Villez, took part in a seminar about artistic research organized by Sandra Delacourt, Katia Schneller, and Vanessa Theodoroupoulou. Villez spoke about her involvement in the exhibition “Beyond the End” at Kadist in 2014. The transcription… … Keep Reading

Programs/Residencies

Ensayo #4 – Whale Sound

WHEN January 13-15, 2016 WHAT Camila Marambio and Christy Gast were invited to observe Whale Sound, a joint tourism and scientific effort, during a two-night cruise to their base camp at Isla Carlos III. For three days and two nights, scientists and tourists navigated through… … Keep Reading

Programs/Residencies

Ensayo # 2 – Estancias Miguelito y Vicuña

WHEN January 5-10 (Miguelito) and January 29-February 4 (Vicuña), 2016 WHAT The goal was to implement the Beaver Research Plan developed by ecologist Derek Corcoran and biologist Giorgia Graells during the residency at the Institute for Art and Olfaction in 2015. WHY To determine whether humans and beavers… … Keep Reading

Exhibitions/Programs

It’s Gettin’ Hot Down Here

Press Release “It’s gettin’ hot down here” Ensayos: Trials on an Archipelago Closing Reception: Saturday, November 14th, 6-9pm FUG: 431 East 6th Street, Basement BHQFU, New York’s Freest Art School, is pleased to present ​TRIALS ON AN ARCHIPELAGO​, a residency, seminar, and exhibition focusing on… … Keep Reading

Programs/Teaching

Trials on an Archipelago: Seminar at BHQFU in New York

BHQFU, New York’s Freest Art School, is pleased to present ​TRIALS ON AN ARCHIPELAGO​, a residency, seminar, and exhibition focusing on ​Ensayos​, a nomadic research program based in Tierra del Fuego (TdF) at FUG (Foundation University Gallery). Since 2010, ​Ensayos ​has brought together artists, scientists… … Keep Reading

Christy Gast Wins Art Matters Grant

Christy Gast was awarded a grant from the Art Matters Foundation to develop a scent in order to facilitate communication between humans and beavers in Tierra del Fuego. The project, Dear Enemy, will be developed with Ensayos collaborators at the Institute for Art and Olfaction in… … Keep Reading

Field Notes/Press

Beyond the End

At Paris Kadist Art Foundation an experimental format, based on cooperation between scientists, artists and members of the local community, analyzes how species inhabit an area and alter the natural and cultural space of the other species in the Tierra del Fuego. By Giusy Checola… … Keep Reading

Performance/Programs

Asunto Castor

Performance + Artes visuales realizadas el miércoles 22 de Febrero 2014 en la ciudad de Puerto Williams por Camila Marambio y Christy Gast. Festival Cielos del Infinito, Museo Martín Gusinde … Keep Reading

Programs/Residencies

Ensayo #2 – Ushuaia to Vicuña

WHEN 10-21 January, 2013 WHAT Camila Marambio, Christy Gast, Melissa Memory and Laura Ogden meet in Buenos Aires, then travel together to Ushuaia, Argentina, where they spend a period of 10 days staying at the Argentine Center of Scientific Research (CADIC). From there they travel… … Keep Reading

Ensayo #1 – Why Are You Here?

At Lago Blanco, during the first Ensayos residency, participants answer the question: Why are you here? Juan Pablo Langlois, Chilean artist Camila Marmabio, Chilean curator and Ensayos founder Geir Tore Holm, Norwegian artist Ivette Martínez, Chilean activist and educator Daniela Drouget, WCS Chile marine biologist… … Keep Reading

Programs/Residencies

Ensayo #1 – The First Residency

Invited by the curator Camila Marambio, 18 artists and scientists from Chile, Norway, US and Canada met in Tierra del Fuego for 10 days to discuss the “use” of bringing artists and social scientists into the research program at Karukinka Natural Park, a Wildlife Conservation… … Keep Reading

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