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tiny island in the fjords of Tierra del Fuego with snow-capped mountains in the background
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Ensayos: Passages @ at the New Museum, NYC

New York, NY…New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement presents “Ensayos: Passages,” its first online artist residency, foregrounding the department’s year-round commitment to contemporary art and pedagogy centered on personal and social growth. The international collective Ensayos (translated as “inquiries”, “essays,” or “rehearsals” in… … 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

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

Field Notes/Song

Undine

Laying on the land, We asked the dreaming to orient our listening. It said, women, your sacred rituals excite the origin. So, we followed the caterpillar east up the mountain. Across the rocky crevice, to the twisted limbs of an ancient gum. There, we rested,… … Keep Reading

On Coastal Curriculum

“What is coastal curriculum?” one asked. “What are we here to learn?” wondered another. Cards were drawn at water’s edge. Lines were traced in the sand. Sticks were raised next to rocks. A snake passed. Voices from different continents threaded memories together. Washed by the… … 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

Programs/Teaching

Ensayos Outer Space

‘Felting/Feeling’A Wool Felting WorkshopLed by Christy Gast Saturday, 31st August, 12:30–2:00pmOuter Space1/170 Montague Road,South Brisbane Open process-ing (making and talking): Wet felting of wool is a tactile process during which the animal fibres must be shocked, massaged, and submerged in hot and cold water repeatedly. Wool dyed… … Keep Reading

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