Mariana Valencia. Tulum, New York

Video presentation and conversation with Mariana Valencia

reboot: responsiveness is pleased to premiere New York-based artist and choreographer Mariana Valencia’s latest video work Tulum, New York in its newly conceived multi-language versions in English, German, and Spanish. On March 30, 2022, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne and Ludwig Forum Aachen invite to a screening of the videos and a subsequent zoom-conversation with Mariana Valencia to contextualize her practice in dialogue with Viktor Neumann, one of the three curators of reboot. All three versions of Tulum, New York will be on view at Kölnischer Kunstverein and Ludwig Forum Aachen on site afterwards.

“Exploring the ‘pandemic screen’, Tulum, New York makes use of the video-chat function that’s been imposed onto us as a means to connect and transport during pandemic times. Here, Mariana Valencia retells her recurring dreams that feature her psychotherapist, during the beginning of the first Covid-19 lockdown. Her face fills the frame and moves in slow-motion, out of rhythm to the speaking and in a surreal incantation. Tulum, New York sits between the tropical and urban, wakefulness and dreams, loss and attachment.”

Choreographer and performer Mariana Valencia works in the New York experimental field of dance and performance. Her commissions include Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Danspace Project, The Whitney Museum, The Shed and Performance Space New York. Valencia’s work has toured in Korea, England, Norway, Macedonia and Serbia; her residencies include AUNTS, Chez Bushwick, New York Live Arts, ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Gibney Dance Center, Movement Research, and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (OR). Valencia is an LMCC Extended Life grantee, a Whitney Biennial artist, a Bessie Award recipient for Outstanding Breakout Choreographer, a Bessie Award nominee for Best Production, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award to Artists grant recipient, a Jerome Travel and Study Grant fellow, and a Movement Research GPS/Global Practice Sharing artist. Valencia is a founding member of the No Total reading group and she has been the co-editor of Movement Research’s Critical Correspondence. She’s worked with artists AK Burns, Elizabeth Orr, Em Rooney, Fia Backstrom, Geo Wyeth, Guadalupe Rosales, Jazmin Romero, Juliana May, Jules Gimbrone, Kim Brandt, Lauren Bakst, Lydia Okrent, Morgan Bassichis, MPA, and robbinschilds. Valencia has published two books of performance texts, “Album” (Wendy’s Subway) and “Mariana Valencia’s Bouquet” (3 Hole Press). She holds a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA with a concentration in dance and ethnography.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Online Zoom, 6 – 8pm CET (in English)

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