(image from work by Caleb Duarte)
While in residence in Santa Cruz from October 21 through October 30, Caleb Duarte and Mia Eve Rollow will be exploring ideas for a future project at the Institute of the Arts and Sciences. On Thursday, October 27, they were scheduled to engage in a public conversation with A. Laurie Palmer, Art Professor at UCSC and current Director of the Environmental Art and Social Practice MFA program (EASP), and students at UC Santa Cruz. Due to illness, Rachel Nelson of the Institute for the Arts and Sciences graciously stood in for Laurie, and hosted the conversation with Caleb and Mia.
Parking is available in Arts Lot 126 on the UCSC campus (parking map here). Please RSVP here if you would like to attend this event. This residency is sponsored by LANDING, The Arts Research Institute at UCSC, and the Institute of the Arts and Sciences.
Caleb Duarte and Mia Eve Rollow co-founded EDELO, a Spanish acronym for (Where the United Nations Used To BE). EDELO was a house of art in movement and an artist residency of diverse practices in San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas, México. The project challenged the traditional artist residency and art spaces in that it placed residents alongside rural autonomous communities that have been using performance, theater, poetry, and a rich visual culture to demand radical social, political, and economic change. The space invited collaborators to live and create within a period of time. Residents who participated in EDELO included jugglers, PHDs, contemporary artists, activists, educators, rural farmers, and artists from autonomous indigenous communities.
for more information on Caleb Duarte’s practice: https://www.calebduarte.org/de-que
for more information on Mia Eve Rollow’s practice: https://www.mmiiaa.com/
for more on EDELO and Zapantera Negra: https://www.calebduarte.org/zapantera-negra