Coreografías Selváticas is a solo piece, a physical mass extended between two dimensions of movement. A tentative combined presence encompassing plants, myself and you.
Coreografías Selváticas is about communication with plant life forms and their possibilities in sensitive production. The curiousity emanating from plants is accompanied by experimentation, alchemy and cultivation, three vast magnetic fields from where humanity has made contact with the plant world; each culture home to a host of practices ranging from rituals and shamanic ceremonies to recreational and culinary uses. Medicine and poison; food.
Coreografías Selváticas asks the question whether the attraction of the plant world as a way of relating to humanity can go further. From here stems the desire of the power of imagination: life forms that suspend oppression in any of their configurations.
Coreografías Selváticas aims to be a moving botanical textbook, an open book at least, to expand the aesthetic experience to other fields of perception.
Adriana Reyes is an anthropologist and creator in the field of live arts, she holds a Masters in Feminist Studies, specialising in sexualities and diversity, and trained under a range of artists in Spain, Brazil and Portugal. She has been studying Amazonian flora for the past ten years. Social sciences, live arts, transfeminist studies and medicine are her fields of interest, pleasure and action. Of late, Shaman Capricho, a lover of multiplicities, is trying to make her appearance. Ella es muito hot muito real.
Hacer Historia(s) vol IV
This new volume of Hh (s) continues to position the body as the medium for the unpredictable desires, memories and rituals that connect us to the present. For this, Volume 4, we’ll be practicing divination with astrological devices as we search for answers from beyond and investigate the quantic possibilities of the event; we’ll make matter vibrate and establish a dialogue with a range of visible, subtle and even invisible bodies. Hh (s) invokes artistic practices that, by insistently perforating reality, will open new spaces where we can breathe and see beyond what we are being shown. The artists taking part relate to somatic, energetic, traditional and spiritual practices on a daily basis; practices that allow us to penetrate the internal processes that affect our social, cultural and temporal perceptions of the world and connect with the capacity for contemporary creation to discover other poesies, other ways of relating to each other and other performativities. The Historie (s) we’ll experience and with which we’ll cross the breach towards new realities will bring into play the strategies of magic, mystery and intuition, will exist in constant uncertainty and will juggle new possibilities of being.
This 4th edition will add to the well-established elements of this cycle – archive, memory and community – new ways of seeing and new perspectives such as beliefs, spirituality and other contemporary magicks.
La Poderosa is a space for creation, research and cultural agitation.
La Poderosa is a space that supports creation, embraces the new and is both container and support for the established. A space like a fertile womb that empowers research projects about languages of the body. A space for the closeness and proximity that encourages relations between artist and audience, that curates and creates exhibitions specifically for individual and collaborative practices. A space that contains the growing, the fattening and the eating in which to share everything that seems impossible in other places and contexts. A space that practices resistance through the continuous questioning of the emotional, social, political and cultural situation that surrounds it, trying to generate new work methodologies that foster empathy and awareness of the current realities and needs of artists, audiences and the community in general.