My name is laura, i was born in Valladolid, 1993, a medieval city in the ancient region of Castilla, land of castles. Nowadays i’m based in between Amsterdam ~ Barcelona. My homeland is composed of interwoven cultural traditions, of immaterial memories that stick to the senses, in the memory of feelings at each place.
i develop a practice of radical care that pieces our bodies and their context, reclaiming the senses and affects for new relations, sharing capacities of resilience, creativity, and action for inhabiting together.
Working from the materiality of cloths, textiles, drawings, clay, scents, texts, objects, and performance i look for diverse possibilities to affect the discourses that engage and relate immediately with the body. Our bodies and their environment as landscapes where we capture the instability of our lives, where we experiment our knowledge and question our perceptions of the political, domestic, intimacy, gender, trust, commoning, togetherness, …
My desire is to create interwoven scenarios that shake us through the spaces we inhabit: our bodies, home, your street, or that fountain in the middle of a square where we used to play as kids. Unfolding languages not of re-presentation, but of string figures. Questioning the sensitive personal and collective experiences through their forms, gestures, and rituals. Looking at softness as a driving force for hope in the context of neoliberalism. Addressing (un)conditional hospitality, abundance, and matter transformation to unfold us.
In what ways can these gestures be part of a larger movement that tries to rethink our system of production and circulation? How can we try to imagine, socially and culturally, more equitable futures through finer forms of solicitude? By addressing these questions, ecosystems of reverie come to life, built from their roots on relationships of care, solidarity, and inclusiveness.
I’m also part of 101.