Neus Masdeu (1995) is a multidisciplinary artist from Arenys de Mar. Graduated in Applied Arts on the Wall at Llotja School (Barcelona), and graduated in Arts and Design from Massana School (Barcelona). Her practice focuses on dialogue between the visual arts and the performing arts. In recent years, she has received the Research and Innovation Scholarship in the field of music, visual, stage and thought arts. She has participated in festivals such as TNT (Terrassa), Festival BAM (Barcelona) Festival ARTefACTE at the Brossa Foundation (Barcelona) and also she has held artistic residences in Nau Estruch, Teatre Auditori de Granollers, Roca Umbert, among others. In addition to her practice, she works as an accompaniment and production company for artists such as Alexandra Laudo, Francesca Llopis and Antonia del Río. Currently, she works at EART coordinating artistic educational projects and mediating for the ENRESIDÈNCiA program.
She usually moves between performance and installation, activating the available material, domestic objects, or taking the street as a playground. She has always combined artistic practice, work and studies. This common fact has made her question the relationships we establish with productivity, the frantic rhythms of work and consumption, generating very diverse responses in her proposals where there is never lack of humour or ingenuity.
The group Waiwen Viento del Sur are María Josefina Viteri Baquerizo, Paula Cecilia Araya Yañez and Morín Alejandra González Mena. They come from the performing, visual, sound and performance arts. On the basis of their migration, confrontation and dialogue processes between Europe and Latin America, they activate their practice from mixed perspectives put in tension depending on the different territories they inhabit today. They seek to expand spaces of articulation and anti-colonial participation through an interdisciplinary proposal, affected by the landscape/context and the living encounter. They place their own bodies as territories and mixtures relative to their places of origin in relation to their current transit status.
Through their practices they explore possibilities of reconstructing silent stories based on female cosmovisions of the Latin American Andean territories that recognize natural landscapes as sources of creation, containers of an identity plot. With the aim of intervening the territories that transit, they frame their work in a specific site, drawing a type of act that results in a unique interaction with the site, proposing the construction of new stories.
Paula Cecilia Araya Yañez
Migrant. Scenic artist. Her practice currently explores performative stage boundaries. She digs in the words that cross her using her own body/territory as an action tool. The holes she opens are translated into ephemeral intimate artistic actions that she has been deploying in direct relation to the earth and how from this relationship a possible corporation of the words and sound hidden in them arises.
She has integrated research groups and establishments in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Spain and France. She’s the co-creator of the Maulina FEDAM Dramaturgical Festival. Graduated in Arts with a mention in theatrical performance at the University of Chile and Master’s Degree in Scenic Practice and Visual Centro Nacional de Arte Museo Reina escénica Sofía, Artea-Universidad Castilla la Mancha.
Morín Alejandra González Mena
She is a stage artist, singer and playwright. In song and sound she explores performative elements that enable spaces of ritual and found origin. She’s graduated in Actuación Teatral with a specialisation in Dramaturgy from the University of Valparaíso (Chile) and studied for over four years alongside the Open Program group of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards in Pontedera, Italy. She currently holds a master’s degree in Dramaturgy at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg/Germany and his practice in the area alongside the project Société Anonyme by Stefan Kaegi/Rimini Protokoll and the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg. At the same time she is a singer in the music band Las Flores Doradas and co-creator of the project Voces de La Luna.