Douglas Paulson is an artist, arts worker, and teacher who sees each of these as pillars of his practice. He chooses to work collaboratively, intervening in public, social, and cultural spaces. Sometimes he asks: What kind of art are you for?
Bárbara Vergara is an artist from Santiago, Chile, currently living in México City. Her work focuses on the visual reflection of everyday life, through observing the actions and issues that emerge in public space. In recent years her work has developed from observations and travels throughout the city, the context often multiple and distinct reveals the converging elements interacting in public. Beginning from what occurs in the everyday, specifically in public streets, she focuses on the ways that public space is practiced and inhabited, as a process of revealing the political, social and economic structures present.
From this exploration is where the research and then visual journals emerge, narrating stories that break linear time and space. The acquired fragments become crystallized or frozen, emerging as memories without place or time yet preserved through this assembled material. In this way, time functions like an axis, manifesting as videos, photographs, encapsulated resin, bags with objects, and waste and graphic materials, that are then brought to installation sphere.