Nomadic Collective Research / Investigación Colectiva Nómade / Tierra del Fuego

Programs/Residencies

Ensayo #4 – Comadreo Pacífico

WHAT An Indigenous-led comadreo among women who carry memories, knowledge and practices of care for coastal territories on the east coast of Australia, Pacific Islands, Aotearoa, Perú and Chile. Ensayo #4 defines a comadreo as a non-hierarchical, humorous, tender and creative practice of co-mothering, allowing… … Keep Reading

Programs/Residencies

Ensayo #4 – Magnetic Connect

WHEN September 10 – 28, 2019 WHAT After the opening of our exhibition, Everything is Possibly an Oracle, we headed to the central highlands, traversing thirsty country on high fire alert.  Guided by our friend, Dale Harding, we accepted an invitation from Carol and Trent… … Keep Reading

Programs/Residencies

Ensayo #4 – Minjerribah and Canaipa

WHEN August 23-28, 2019 WHAT Ensayistas met in Meanjin (Brisbane, Australia), where collaborator Caitlin Franzmann is based, for a mobile residency on the coastal islands in Quandamooka Country (Moreton Bay and islands) in southeast Queensland. After visiting the exhibition Seeing Country at Redland Art Gallery,… … Keep Reading

Icebergs in Svalbard
Essays/Field Notes

On Art and Laws

Randi Nygård of Ensayo #4 has published an essay on the Norwegian platform Artica Writings that contemplates the connection between poetry and the law, specifically the Norwegian legal treatise that governs relationships between society and the marine resources. Artica Svalbard’s series Artica Writings aims to… … Keep Reading

Field Notes/Research

Forget-me-not: Environmental Research

While developing the syllabus for “Ensayando Ensayos,” an Art & Ecology course taught by Ensayistas Christy Gast and Camila Marambio for the University of Hartford’s NOMAD Interdisciplinary MFA, we requested that our collaborators and colleagues working in ecology, biology, anthropology, activism, policy management and sociology… … Keep Reading

Field Notes/Song

Sing the Copepod Song

ENSAYOS translated the content of a scientific paper (“Toxic effects of polyethylene terephalate microparticles and Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate on the calanoid copepod, Parvocalanus crassirostris“) into the form of a well-known folk song. The rewrite was undertaken in collaboration with ichthyologist Lynne van Herwerden so that her laboratory’s… … Keep Reading

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