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Digital Ofrenda / Altar with Minerva Hernández / Bioscénica and IONE

March 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm EST

Celebrate the new moon of March and the coming of the light, as you join us in this virtual healing event featuring an artist talk, live digital ritual and meditation.

We welcome Minerva Hernández Trejo with Bioscénica, along with artist/healer IONE, in the third in The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s latest virtual series of artist residencies, “Art and Ecology: In the Spirit of the Suffragettes.” This event is designed as a healing ritual for People’s Health Sanctuary, part of a year-long inauguration of our new NATURE Lab Urban Environmental Arts & Education Center.

This virtual event will begin with an artist presentation by Minerva Hernández Trejo, followed by a live ritual performance by Minerva and colleagues broadcast from Mexico City to our live zoom audience, and completed by a healing meditation by IONE.

We chose this artistic ceremony to celebrate new moon of Pisces, a time of beginnings. We mark the spring, and a new year, setting intentions for where we want to put our energies.  We focus on the five elements: water, color/ fire, wind/air, earth/body, spirit. Our overriding intention is healing — our planet, our bodies — in this event and future events.

Moon in the night sky just after the New Moon during the waxing crescent towards becoming full again.
Moon in the night sky just after the New Moon during the waxing crescent towards becoming full again.
"altar digital" starts from the idea of generating an interactive space under the concept of offering and presence in different formats, making use of digital tools of lightpainting, live animation, and micromapping for site specific, thinking of an environment such as rocks, plants, sculptures or the same body.
An art piece with two hands holding a verity of small, 3-D objects.
A digital art piece featuring a woman and some greenery.

Art & Ecology: In the Spirit of the Suffragettes

Minerva Hernández Trejo is the third in The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s latest virtual series of artist residencies, “Art and Ecology: In the Spirit of the Suffragettes.”

Inaugurating our new NATURE Lab Urban Environmental Arts & Education Center, this event is designed as a healing ritual for People’s Health Sanctuary’s new home on the second floor. This NATURE LAB residency program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, for women artists offer creative calls to action for ecological justice and survival of Planet Earth. 

The century-old suffragette message gives voice to inequities, and our struggle for the environmental health of our local, national and global communities.

Participating Artists

A headshot of Minverva H. Trejo, who is wearing glasses and has her hair pulled back.

Minerva H. Trejo

Minerva H. Trejo is a transdisciplinary artist. Her work revolves around collective memory, the relationship between body, technology, science, poetry and vitality. She studied Photography and Cinematography in Brussels, Belgium. She is an honorary member of the National System of Creators since 2010 and is part of the Art and Science research and creation group of the UNAM. She currently directs the transdisciplinary Bioscénica company, dedicated to creating, developing and producing proposals that combine arts, sciences and technology.

Listen to Minerva’s interview for Hudson Mohawk Magazine:

An image of Géraldine Eguiluz in front of a colorful piece, wearing a purple shirt with her hair pulled back.

Géraldine Eguiluz

Géraldine Eguiluz is a multi-instrumentalist (voice, guitar, trumpet, percussions) improviser, composer, musicologist, as well as poet and painter. Born in Mexico in 1969, citizen of the world and multi-lingual, she grew up in Bogota, Lisbon and Paris. She discovered herself as a musician from adolescence and deepened her practice until today. She signs her latest album Mexihcah Bones (2021) on the label Corne de Brume.  Géraldine Eguiluz’s work is in constant transformation, cultivating new connections between individuals, communities and institutions, while making her unique contribution to the world.

Listen to Géraldine’s interview for Hudson Mohawk Magazine:

A head shot in black and white of Myriam Beutelspacher Alcántar, who is smiling slightly for the camera.

Myriam Beutelspacher Alcántar 

Transdisciplinary artist, teacher and researcher. Master in Technology and Aesthetics of Electronic Arts. Co-founder of Bioscénica, Digital Body and Transdisciplinarity. She researches digital performance from an arche-machine logic to configure thermodynamics relationships. Curator of the International Meetings of Performing Arts, Science and Technology, “Efusion: code and production of meaning”; “Liveness: prosthetics, gesture and metaphor” and LabCET Epigenetics. has been part of several academic research groups in Latin America. Recently served as Director of Academic Development at the National Arts Center.

Listen to Myriam’s interview for Hudson Mohawk Magazine:

An image of Eurídice NaVi, who has her hands crossed above her head and is wearing a stripped blue and red shirt.

Eurídice NaVi

A communicologist, alchemist and amateur anthropologist, she produces video dance, craft beer and healing potions from herbalism.

She works in the dissemination of traditional Mexican music and sound experimentation and directs a home project for the conservation and protection of the Axolotl, a species declared in danger of extinction.

She remains active as a transdisciplinary artist, performer, choreographer and dance teacher. Collaborator of Bioscénica, digital body and transdiscipline since 2018.

An image of IONE, dressed in white robes and a white head wrap.


IONE is an author/playwright/director and improvising text/sound artist. Her numerous publications include the memoir, Pride of Family; Four Generations of American Women of Color, a NY Times Notable Book, Spell Breaking 1 & 2Anthologies of Women’s Mysteries. and Listening in Dreams!  She is playwright and director of Njinga the Queen King, the Dance Opera Io and Her and the Trouble with Him, The Lunar Opera; Deep Listening For_Tunes, collaborations with composer Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016) IONE and Oliveros’ The Nubian Word for Flowers, A Phantom Opera. premiered in November 2017 -Pocket Edition at NYPL for the Performing Arts-Lincoln Center.2020 IONE is former Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. and Founding Director of the Ministry of Maåt, a not- for- profit organization emphasizing women’s spiritual and educational wellbeing. A specialist in dreams and the creative process, IONE facilitates retreats world-wide.

Listen to IONE’s interview for Hudson Mohawk Magazine:

Listen to Hudson Mohawk Magazine interviews about this event:

This event is supported by the National Endowment of the Arts, as well as a collaboration between the iEAR Presents series with support from RPI’s ARTS department and School of Humanities, Arts and Social Science, and from the New York State Council for the Arts/ NYSCA, with The Sanctuary for Independent Media and People’s Health Sanctuary.


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