Focusing on the liminal space of mediumship within global processes, we will examine case studies from the southern context that highlight questions on how art can serve as a common disruptive tool for expansion, emancipation, and political constituency. By examining the complex fragility and potential of situated horizontal dialogues beyond extraction, we seek to frame conditions enabling non-colonial cultural management horizons committed to prompt embodied space for silenced memory, where tension and connection merge to enact multidimensional agency networks of planetary co-creation.
Marcela Caldas (COL) is a multidisciplinary researcher and curator with a background in architecture territorial planning and literature studies. Her research revolves around the intersection of power relations, spatial nomadism, ecology, technology, and feminist activism relating to arts and culture. She has collaborated on numerous exhibitions and visual arts projects for many institutions in Spain, France, and Italy, where she is currently based. She has recently curated the ‘Room to Bloom’ program for Studio Rizoma in Palermo – Sicily, a Creative Europe funded platform supporting 100 emerging eco-feminist and decolonial artists. Currently, she is building with European Alternatives (UK) and in association with Organizmo (COL), an immersive intercultural dialogue for southern and northern artists with an indigenous community’s ongoing weaving process in the Vichada jungle in Colombia funded by the British Council.