Art Meditation for Creative Practices with Rodriguez Remor: Thinking About Not Thinking

Date: Saturday, December 2 —Saturday, December 2, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM —12:00 PM
Location: McColl Center
Cost: $40

Join current Artists-In-Residence duo Rodriguez Remor (Denis Rodriguez and Leonardo Remor) in an arts-based meditation to answer the question “What is at stake with the quality of attention you bring to your artistic practices?”

This workshop is an invitation to experience meditation and learn how this practice can evolve your moment-awareness when working. Expand your creativity and break the conceptual routine of your artistic practice!

The one day gathering will happen in two moments. First is a talk/practice meditation and conversation on how Rodriguez Remor discovered meditation at the Morro da Vargem Zen Monastery in Brazil during an art residency program. Secondly, after sharing the sensations and perceptions of the meditative practice, you will practice with your preferred medium. The McColl Center will provide paints, charcoal and clay. You are welcome to bring any other material you want to work with. Come in comfortable clothes and bring your own yoga mat or use the one provided

About the Artists:

Creative partners Denis Rodriguez and Leonardo Remor are artists, curators, and researchers. Their expansive practice is rooted in exploring visible and invisible boundaries or dualities that society and humanity often impose on the world. The separation between nature and culture, contemporary art and folk art, modern architecture and vernacular architecture, technology and para-technology, artist and critic, curator and researcher, authorship and collaboration are all fodder for their creative practice. RodriguezRemor’s current body of work is centered around the exploration of two issues; materials and materiality, artistic and cultural practices, and the production of work for the art system.

Rodriguez Remor reflect on the Art–Nature dyad in projects that focus on rural areas, the land, and the transmission of ancestral knowledge and technologies of popular creators and the Native peoples of Eastern South America. Since August 2020, they have resided in Igatu, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia (Brazil), where they founded Mirante Xique-Xique, a para-institution that promotes research residencies in different areas: environment, architecture, cuisine, and arts. Through cultural activities, exchanges, and environmental education, the NGO's mission is to safeguard the region’s architectural and intangible heritage.