Event / Horizons
Fifty-nine collaborating artists
Uncharted universes of creativity
Inspired by the constellation Ophiucus - the 13th constellation, the sign of the serpent bearer, the healer - artists in twenty-four global sites commit to a thirteen-month durational and collaborative performance project. Artists participating in the project have set their sights in the cosmos by taking inspiration from the ‘lost’ thirteenth constellation Ophiucus and its accompanying month (November – December) which had to ‘disappear in order to accommodate the change from lunar to solar calendars.
This historical fact serves as a metaphor to jointly and individually explore diverse modes of participatory and social constructions of the visible and invisible that define world views that in turn determine our engagement with ‘the world’.
The fact that the constellation is that of the healer serves as an opportunity to jointly question the role of arts -artists, audiences and organizations- in the current challenges we face, challenges that were already surfacing in the arts prior to the pandemic, but have acquired urgency because of it.
Listen to Ana's podcast on the origin of the project
The map of the constellation of Ophiucus serves as the map of the project.
To navigate the site: click on any city-star to see the artists working in that city and their local processes in relation to the global network.
Click back on the city-star to return to the home page or use the upward arrow sign.
Note: The website experience is participatory and therefore designed for computer (desktop, laptop) and tablet.
Mobile platform will give limited engagement.
Amanda K White
Gabriel Lugo Parodi
Jose Manuel Alconchel
Jung Ah Yoon
Maya Libera Catellini
Mboko Lopiki David
Naporn Praew Wattanasakaem
Paula Bridget Johnson
13 Exchanges, Reykjavik/Stockholm
13 Memories, The Search for Self, New York
13 Threads, San Francisco
Anthropophobias, Santo Domingo
Cuerpo Anfibio, Casais/La Calera
Collective Identity, Bangkok
Explorations on Authenticity, Athens/London
Red de Travesias Mestizas, Castaic/Bogota
Rubber Girl, Chennai
Tethered Entanglements, Orange County
The Crossings, Miami
The Journey, Jeju Island/Vancouver
A Zephyr for Asclepius, Miami
This Blinding Light/Companion, Manti/Seoul
Constelación Boricua, San Juan
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