PAISANOS USA – Transhumant, anachronistic creators of dissimilar origin. Group exhibition.
May 2nd – June 29th
“We exist on the edge of what we are not. Our identity inhabits a continent of names and concepts, which both explain and obscure reality. For us, being and existing in a space are ephemeral conditions that only manage to name places, archetypes and foods. Because we move.
Where am I from?
-from where you are.
This project attempts to construct – diagonally – the voice of the migrant individual through a multidimensional creative document: we-are-what-we-do while we-are-where-we-are. In this wandering collective of creators, each “responds” sincerely from their own creative self, in this way integrating, by inertia, a rhizome of raw emotions and mysterious notes on the theme of non-being; why?
Because this is nationality; an indicator of something unknowable. Our “contemporary” world has codified a system of references and immediate associations in order to describe the ways of being according to geographic origin, topology and such. Absurd.
Understanding that life IS movement, we should condemn the concept and the moral construct of permanency. We should make a culture of change and transformation. Those who inhabit the cultural borders of our world have a deep emotional understanding that while the world was looking to find “form”, it actually created prisons.
This curatorial initiative-without-shape describes (as homage to liberty) the personal identity of those who find their country in movement and migration.
Neither in nomadism nor in escape.
Not in abandonment, nor in forgetting.
Migrants are universal. Not in order to be everywhere: But to understand the universe, and inhabit it.”