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COVID-19 Impact on our work

Colectivo Moriviví's practice is mainly public art and street art.  During the early development of the pandemic our work almost came to a halt.  Many projects were indefinitely postponed and others cancelled, but we quickly questioned our work dynamics and made efforts to channel our practice to areas of need like self-care and art as therapy. 

 

As we all have felt and faced, this year has been very challenging.  For our collective, the greatest challenge was to keep on producing community-led-arts, and exploring how that would look like with physical distancing.  

Actions in Response

We quickly understood that quarantine had a strong impact on the mental health of our community.   As a response we moved to offer Online Art Workshops.  These workshops have been designed to be therapeutic and open to everybody, with no art experience neccessary. Through art and creative techniques we offer a space to clear our minds and channel our feelings (you can access them below).

 

From another perspective, the many consequences of the pandemic, and 2020 being an election year put a lot of scrutiny over our governement. There where many corruption accusations and ongoing investigations, but unfortunately nobody has been prosecuted.  Our political atmosphere has been tense and agitated for many years now because Puerto Rico cannot take much more abuse and exploitation.   We react to this through art. That is why we've also produced a series of illustrations protesting our governement, and advocating for collective action and solidarity.

We also had the chance to produce two murals for our community: "El distanciamiento es físico, no social" and "Disección de la memoria".  Amidst such a complicated atmosphere, we celebrate that.  Although we had this small victory, we were still very conscious that  we couldn't produce art with our community the way that we used to.  This is why we set out to explore new ways to create community-led-arts: to conceptualize in a social distancing setting.

We came up with an initiative named "Tallereo Communitario" which roughly translates to 'Community Worshopping".  Participants registered online to a series of workshops focused on elaborating ideas that we could traslate visually.  We wanted to find ways to make possible the community conceptualization phase of our work while physically distancing.  A phase which we believe is one of the most important components of our practice, 

In these workshops, we managed to discuss and bring fourth two themes/ideas which Moriviví will draw from to to produce some public artwork.  As a first and immideate response, we translated the ideas to digital illustrations which will be launched through social media and online platforms during January 2021.  We plan to also, make the creative content accessible and useful to the participants of the workshops.

Besides these concrete projects, we've also kept collaborating with fellow collectives, organizations and groups to support activism, the arts, and other social projects in different ways.  If you're curios about those collabs feel free to reach us through email!

Access our workshops!

Webinar: Arte como Instrumento de lucha y resistencia

Webinar: Art as a tool of Resistance | Only Available in Spanish

April 27, 2020

We talk with our long-time collaborators Paz para La Mujer about art as a tool of resistance. Only Available in Spanish.

Webinar co-facilitated with the organization Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer (Peace for Women Coordinator) directed to gender violence services providers via Zoom and transmitted through Facebook LIVE.

Webinar: Arte en Cuarentena: mi terapia y autoayuda

Webinar: Art during Quarantine: My therapy and Self-help | Only Available in Spanish

May 07, 2020

In this workshop we gather the top favorite Art Therapy Excercises from our previous workshops. Only Available in Spanish. ​Webinar co-facilitated with the organization Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer (Peace for Women Coordinator) directed to gender violence services providers via Zoom and transmitted through Facebook LIVE.

El Papel como Medio

2 hrs | Paper as a Medium

June 27, 2020

2 hrs | Paper as a Medium | Only Available in Spanish

Paper can be so much more than the support/surface of the work of art, as a medium it is a world in and on its own.  Let's explore abstract and figurative paper mosaic.  Then let's ellaborate a collage together.  This is a great workshop for parents to do with their kids.

Video 1: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CB9FyKNHXlx/…

Video 2: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CB9Mrm3HwE-/…

Estudio del Rostro

2hrs | Study of Portrait Drawing

June 20, 2020

2hrs | Study of Portrait Drawing| Only Available in Spanish

Aproach Portrait drawing! In this workshop we examine in a general manner the proportions of the human face.  We explore in detail the individual elements of the face: the eye, the nose and the mouth.  Lastly, we practice how to accomodate these elements making a schematic drawing of the proportions of the face.

Video 1: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CBrF8lSnwBd/…
Video 2: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CBrLbVznhAe/…

Taller de Medio Mixto

1.5 hrs | Mixed Media Workshop

June 13, 2020

1.5 hrs | Mixed Media Workshop | Only Available in Spanish

Experiment with different media on an abstract exploration, then will add collage to the mix.

Video 1: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CBZCn_OnuW9/

Video 2: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CBZG86Cn-UK/

Taller de Acuarela

2hrs| Watercolor Workshop

June 06, 2020

2hrs |Watercolor Workshop | Only Available in Spanish

Explore some basic watercolor techniques and learn how to work on a transparent watercolor and an opaque watercolor.

Video 1: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CBHBJpcnmma/

Video 2: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CBHG0GBnajm/

Taller de Pintura 

2 hrs | Painting Workshop

May 30, 2020

2hrs | Painting Workshop | Only Available in Spanish.

 

Explore some basic painting techniques, and how to apply them when painting a live object. Access the workshop through our IGTV:

 

Video 1: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CA0_Yu0nKlG/?igshid=8kacnrs42uzf

Video 2:https://www.instagram.com/tv/CA1GU0-HCPD/?igshid=4knd3sxm83qn

Video 3(Closing): https://www.instagram.com/tv/CA1Hsy_nbQ5/?igshid=8ypli5ukebwd

Tarde de Dibujo- Parte 2

1.5 hrs | Drawing Afternoon Part 2

May 23, 2020

1.5 hrs | Drawing Afernoon-Part 2 | Only Available in Spanish

In this workshop we go over the basics we covered in the first part of the series.  Then, we put what we've learned to use with an observational exercise and an abstract exercise.

Instagram:

Video 1: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAi97R1n7GA/

Video 2:https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAjDYchnDCm/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=3210945578999420&ref=watch_permalink

Tarde de Dibujo

2hrs | Drawing Afternoon

May 16, 2020

2hrs | Drawing Afternoon | Only Available in Spanish

 

In this workshop we explore 6 basic shading techniques any beginner can apply or any experienced artist can revisit.  Only available in Spanish.

2hrs| Intagram:

Video 1: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAQ8As6nt-R/

Video 2: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CARDFFdniDL/

1.5hrs| Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/colectivomorivivi/videos/265727321472016/

Arte Jangueo

2hrs| Art Hangout

May 09, 2020

2hrs| Art Hangout | Only available in Spanish

Grab some ideas of drawing games to have fun and clear your mind.

Instagram LIVE:

Video 1: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B__Il5kHT2X/

Video 2: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B__OFxXnpWC/

Art Therapy Workshop II

2hrs | Only Available in Spanish

April 25, 2020

2hrs | Only Available in Spanish

Available on Facebook & Instagram:

Instagram: Taller de Arte Terapia II

Video 1: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_a31C2HCN4/?igshid=pksekthrfogz

Video 2: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_a8duxntuA/?igshid=pfa2cgzqd6no

Facebook: Taller de Arte Terapia II

https://www.facebook.com/colectivomorivivi/videos/2948707905182632/

Taller de Teoría del Color

Color Theory Workshop | 1.5 hrs

April 23, 2020

Theory of Color Workshop | 1.5 hrs | Only available in Spanish

In this workshop we briefly explore Color Theory.  We'll be visiting the color wheel and making one of our own, exploring complementary gradients and color harmonies.

Art Therapy Workshop I

Only available in Spanish

April 04, 2020

20mins| Only available in Spanish

Scribble Exercise & Life Line Exercise

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