REVISTA ENDEMICO INTERVIEWED THREE OF OUR FIRST PARTICIPANTS
Revista Endemico, a Chilean virtual platform and annual publication that focuses on the connection between culture and nature, did a large feature about Valley of the Possible for which they interviewed three of our participants just after our pilot program in May 2019. Revista Endemico spoke to bio-art designer Xandra van der Eijk, multimedia artist Mark IJzerman and writer Nathaniel Popkin about their work and individual research projects. The interviews are all published and can be found here:
The Exploration of a Multiform Space
The Catholic University of Temuco (CL), Cookies (NL) and Valley of the Possible (CL/NL) are starting a joint preliminary study into the design of a shared space for artistic development: an inclusive space that does justice to the qualities, history and (indigenous) traditions of this region, where international artists, scientists and creatives can work side by side with the local community and students of the university.
The final phase of this study consists of the organisation of public programmes in both Chile and The Netherlands to present the results. The ultimate goal of the project is the realisation of this space, which will be partially built by the students of the FAAD, community members and participants in Valley of the Possible.
The Exploration of a Multiform Space project is kindly supported by Creative Industries Fund NL
Pilot program comes to an end
We are thrilled to have been able to welcome our first group to the Cañon del Blanco valley in Chile! Our pilot program 'Possibility of a Valley' was designed to explore the various historical, cultural, social and ecological layers of the valley and surrounding region and allowed the participants space to reflect on their individual projects and develop research. In addition, workshops, guest lectures and excursions were designed to investigate the potential future of the residency. We are so grateful for everyone’s support in making this residency a reality, and can’t wait to share future outcomes from this beautiful and intense month.
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Valley of the Possible visits Catholic University of Temuco
Valley of the Possible will be visiting Universidad Católica in Temuco on Wednesday May 20th. Four of our participants (Sébastien Robert, Mark IJzerman, Nathaniel Popkin and Juan Ferrer) will be presenting their work and individual research projects for students of the Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design. Valley of the Possible founders Mirla Klijn and Olaf Boswijk will do a short introduction aswell. Everyone is welcome to join.
Wednesday May 15th at 15.00
Campus San Juan Pablo II
Admission is free and open to the public
Welcoming our first participants to 'Possibility of a Valley'
We are thrilled to welcome our first group of participants to the Cañon del Blanco valley in southern Chile! This pilot program is designed to explore what are the cultural, historical and ecological layers of our remote valley, and allows artists time and space to reflect on their individual projects and research. In addition, workshops, guest lectures and excursions are designed to investigate role and the potential future of the residency. We are so grateful for everyone’s support in making this refugio for art & research a reality, and can’t wait to share what new ideas, insights and challenges result from this first program.