Material entanglements

This practice led-research aims to develop a moving-image practice that engages with the entanglements of human and non-human material entities at the Sierra Negra astronomical observatories in Mexico. The research will respond to the agency and affection of material ecologies surrounding the observatories such as planetary movements, weather, atmosphere, astronomy, geological forces, technological instruments, among others.
I will construct a methodology drawn from “new materialism” thinking (Dolphijn & Tuin, 2016) that aims to dissolve cartesian dualisms and fixed borders. I will explore methods to develop a moving-image image that emerges from my interplay with the sites and its movement, fluidity and change. By situating myself from an ‘earthly’ perspective inside the ‘atmosphere’, I will be able to respond as part of the entanglement, instead of taking a detached position that leads me to predetermination and generalization.

The LMT during the Event Horizon telescope observations in search for the black hole at the center of our gallaxy.

The LMT during the Event Horizon telescope observations in search for the black hole at the center of our gallaxy.

Citlaltepetl. Pico de Orizaba at midnight. Sierra Negra, Puebla.

Citlaltepetl. Pico de Orizaba at midnight. Sierra Negra, Puebla.

Moon over the LMT. Sierra Negra, Puebla.

Moon over the LMT. Sierra Negra, Puebla.

Night-sky at the Barrancas del Cobre in Chihuahua

Night-sky at the Barrancas del Cobre in Chihuahua

Full rainbow near the Malintzin volcano, seen on my way back from the Sierra Negra Volcano in Puebla.

Full rainbow near the Malintzin volcano, seen on my way back from the Sierra Negra Volcano in Puebla.

Proyecto apoyado por el Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes

Proyecto apoyado por el Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes