“Firewood, Corn, Weaving: A virtual artistic experience” (Yale School of the Environment)

Event time: 
Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 1:00pm
Event description: 

Firewood, Corn, Weaving is a digital artistic collaboration between a doctoral student who works in anthropology and environmental studies, a composer who works in digital performance art, and a network of Mayan folks living in Oakland, California and San Juan Atitán, Guatemala who are interested in sharing their language and lifeworld with a broader audience.

Firewood, Corn, Weaving consists of interactive films and texts experienced from your smartphone. It dwells on cultivation and livelihood, climate change and abstraction, weather and locality, interpretation and voyeurism while giving a platform for the Mam Mayan folks of San Juan Atitán to tell their own stories about their lives.

We invite you to join us for the official launch of Firewood, Corn, Weaving on Zoom, where we will view the digital installation together followed by a stimulating discussion.