ALICIA VELÁZQUEZ

WHILE MAKING IT TOGETHER

 

Handing out the spool of thread to the person, holding the fresh end in the other hand. That moment is so unique, full of hope, of possibilities.

While Making It Together is a performative sculpture done in two epochs: one, in the intimacy of the atelier, together with Alicia's small professional network in Brussels. One person at a time, one personal donated object at a time, wrapping and making this communal object together. 

In a second epoch, While Making It Together became an invitation to perform a social act of making. The sculpture grew, absorbing its exhibition table in a performative event during Adapt-r exhibition, and at the end of PRS (Practice Research Symposium). In Ambika p3, University of Westminster, London. Involving all Adapt-r colleagues, visitors and guests to wrapping the object together.

WMIT currently awaits in Brussels, Belgium, for its next moment of growth through performative wrapping .

2016


WHILE MAKING IT TOGETHER

Concept & realization Alicia Velázquez

with 
Tarek J. Waked > Concept creation

and the donation of objects, personal time, wrapping skills and absolute presence of:
Eric Guibert
Juan Cañizares
Maria Gil Uldemollins
Ephraim Joris
Marlies Vreeswijk
Michael Wildmann
Petra Marguč
Hanne van Reusel
Ana Kreč

and, during Adapt-r event, of so many generous, enthusiastic colleagues.

THANK YOU

Special thanks to:
Kate Herron & AmbikaP3
Marcello Stamm, Richard Blythe, Sigrid Ehrmann @ RMIT
Purple Princess for the performance's photos & videos

and Johan Verbeke.

WMIT is made with the support of

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Practice-based research fellowship with university KU Leuven in Brussels.
Funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013.