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Digital Ofrenda / Altar with Minerva Hernández Trejo

March 3 @ 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 performance and ritual meditation.

We welcome Minerva Hernández Trejo with Bioscénica, 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.

We chose this artistic ceremony to celebrate new moon of Aries, 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.

Minerva Hernández 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 pTransdisciplinary 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. http://bioscenica.mx

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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 representing a diversity of races and cultures. We’ll bring history alive through the trans-disciplinary field of bio-art. Integrating art and biology, installation and multimedia, visual arts and performance, these new forms of artistic expression pose ethical, social and philosophical questions about our rapidly changing ecosystem. Positioning the suffragettes as important role models to explore the devastating effects of gender, racial and economic bias on our biodiversity and ecosystems, the artists offer creative calls to action for ecological justice and survival of Mother Earth. 

Women artists and artists of color continue to face pervasive under-representation in museums and galleries. This project is in protest of this discrimination—even the new field of bio-arts is male-dominated. We will showcase world-class artists who demonstrate the present-day creative power of women working together to overcome great odds. The century-old suffragette message needs to be heard: women bear the brunt of economic inequality and ecological devastation. These residencies will give voice to inequities, and our struggle for the environmental health of our community and wide world.

Through intersections of art, science and social practice, each artist will develop a project to advance research, produce creative content, and help our surrounding community. Opportunities include creating public art, workshops and/or presentations and exhibitions, producing video and radio productions, designing art walks and bio-art curricular resources. 

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.

3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12181 United States
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