Mapeo de Bordes Porosos/ Mapping Porous Borders

Alys Longley

The project Mapeo de Bordes Porosos/ Mapping Porous Borders Project explores how we can touch across borders, especially in times of border closures. It brings together artists in all continents of the world to continue to collaborate together, through a postal project, a digital mapping project, an interactive virtual exhibition space and a performance project. The central axis of the project is between Aotearoa, NZ and Chile, with  artists Alys Longley, Macarena Campbell-Parra and Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira-Pincheira developing this project through their ongoing work since 2017. This work explores artistic mapping as a form of artistic research.  Our collaboration through 2017-2020 has resulted in multiple essays in publications discussing interdisciplinary collaboration across languages and borders, the role of arts in the Chilean Social Movement in 2019, art and activism, and art as an essential service in times of emergency.

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