Free

Performing Place

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

New Hampshire Institute of Art, Emma B. French Hall

148 Concord Street

Manchester, NH 03104

View Map

Event description

Description

How is art experience democratized? What is the global currency of deep human exchange? Can we generously revisit our personal memories as the mindful material for an ethical social practice? Visiting artist Ernesto Pujol will explore these critical questions in a daylong exercise with our MFA community and in a public presentation.

Ernesto Pujol is a performance artist and Social Geographer who has worked on public projects across the globe. In his presentation, Pujol will share a selection of these projects in which he works with cultural institutions and diverse communities to create meditative portraits of people and place. As a social geographer, the artist collaborates with citizens in enacting their memories and history through an accessible performative menu of gestures, silence, stillness, walking, and mindful perception. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Ernesto Pujol is a cultural worker with a socially engaged, performative practice. His public work consists of durational group performances in historical settings, seeking to silently embody the complex existential portrait of people and place. Pujol pursued undergraduate work in humanities, fine arts, philosophy, and monasticism. He did graduate work in education, communications, media theory, and art therapy. He is the author of Walking Art Practice, Reflections on Socially Engaged Paths (Triarchy Press, England) and numerous published essays. Pujol serves as an interdisciplinary consultant to the Land Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico in its native reforestation initiative after an ecologically devastating Category 5 hurricane. Pujol lectures and mentors in graduate programs nationwide and is currently working on reperforming The Listeners, originally premiered in Germany during summer 2018 as part of a cultural festival commemorating the 370th anniversary of the Peace of Westphalia.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

New Hampshire Institute of Art, Emma B. French Hall

148 Concord Street

Manchester, NH 03104

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved