Poéticas de Arte y Des-industrialización (Poetics of Art and De-industrialization) consists of questioning, testing and developing methodologies through a combination of artistic projects in the context of global deindustrialization, and seeks to understand how to transfer this research and create an exchange with the audience in a live experience around this question: What would it mean to deindustrialize artistic practices and ourselves? - This research proposes to open up the references around contemporary poetics of deindustrialization based in Latin America and its links with different zones in transformation around the world, where collective narratives can reconstruct the dialogue between art practices and social movements.
In collaboration with PASAJ, these lectures propose to share some experiences about how the phenomenon of deindustrialization affects the art practices, from the following collective researches:
The encounter "Art and Deindustrialization, 2018-2019". These books contain essays with documents and records alluding to the relationship between art and communities, with the collaboration of artists, independent researchers and citizen groups. In addition, includes the recent public actions during protests against the social-economic neoliberal order in Chile.
The ongoing collective glossary “De-industrial Cordons 2020-2021”. A collection of keywords and concepts proposed by many art collectives and researchers during quarantine Covid-19, where the objective is to build a common space of reflection and acting together. With collaborations from México, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Perú, Argentina, Chile and other communities.
* Eduardo Cruces born in Chile, 1987. Master of Arts in Public Spheres, ecav, Switzerland and Bachelor of Fine Arts, udec, Chile. Independent researcher focused on artistic practices and methods of socialization in the public sphere. Under the concept of “Deindustrialization” applied both in life and art, he builds his research through a series of transcontinental journeys through deindustrialized, transit or transformation zones, feeding each other through various instances of encounter with the community.