20091226

December 25, 2009. A Facebook Performance. Friday- 10:00 - 11 :00 a.m.
From: Conversation in the Thai- cafe of Third


Soraya Marcano- We went to a Thai Restaurant around the neighborhood and over lunch we had wine and we talked about many things: I have been thinking about the digital archive, I said.

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Daniel Montoya- About the code and the era of information?

Soraya Marcano- organizing and codifying culture and life

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Daniel Montoya- today the archive is a back-up of a back-up

Soraya Marcano- the institution can also act as a back-up of a back-up, however it is also a control or authority agent

Daniel Montoya- the institution centralizes information

Soraya Marcano- the institution as a mode of preserving information is not useful any longer in our millennium

Daniel Montoya- we have more choices, it is about multiplicity of choices, the institution as archive is no longer functional

Soraya Marcano- it is more like a mortuary, a cemetery where information is buried; it is not diversified

Daniel Montoya- the solution is about diversifying information, not about controlling information; relinquishing control

Rejin Leys- Are we talking about museums? I know there are some trying to come up with innovative ways to have the public interact with objects and generate information and experiences, but change if difficult for most large institutions. (Happy holidays to you both!)

Soraya Marcano- hi Rejin, happy holidays. yes we are indeed talking about museums. follow the thoughts.

Soraya Marcano- when you diversify you share, relinquishing control is necessary; it can be accessed in many ways, yet I do not agree into concepts of sharing information

Daniel Montoya- why?

Soraya Marcano- it is not about sharing, it is about something else

Daniel Montoya- it is about how do you organize your life work while relinquishing control

Soraya Marcano- giving access is not the same than sharing; still, fragmentation is a problem

Daniel Montoya- search engines are acting as the organizer of the fragments,Tagging as strategy

Soraya Marcano- Keywords as unifier

Daniel Montoya- yet,search results using these strategies can result in unrelated information

Soraya Marcano- the problem of the unrelated could be interesting

Daniel Montoya- how do you filter search results?

Soraya Marcano- the speed of our times, the hyperactivity; how to define our times?

Daniel Montoya- sharing

Soraya Marcano- I already told you, I have an issue with that word; sharing information is not the right concept

Daniel Montoya-it is about accessibility

Soraya Marcano- The intent is not to share; the intend is to gain visibility

Daniel Montoya- yes, it is about finding space

Soraya Marcano- it is about positioning you practice it is after all about finding your audience and your place in the art world

Daniel Montoya it is after all about attention and dissemination of information

Soraya Marcano- yet the problem of the unrelated can make you invisible in our times, the archive is turning into something very complex

Daniel Montoya- maybe after all the institution is the unifying agent

Soraya Marcano- Did you hear about the New Museum scandal?

Daniel Montoya- Should we talk about nepotism?

Soraya Marcano- what is nepotism?

Daniel Montoya- the idea that you love and favor your "nephew"

Soraya Marcano the art world as a small group of people that are friends and lovers and they also make business together

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Daniel Montoya- The check, please!










20091211



My memories of those years are in gray colors, as well as my palette. From then on, it was accentuated the feeling of living between two places.





20091122





November 15, 2009. Facebook. Sunday- 5:30- 8 :00 p.m.
Virtual Dialogue: Distance.

Soraya Marcano Distance
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Daniel Montoya The fact of being apart in space
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Soraya Marcano La separación entre el pensamiento y la palabra
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Daniel Montoya A remote point in time
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Soraya Marcano Un periodo que interviene
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Daniel Montoya
The length of numerical value of a straight line or curve
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Soraya Marcano La representación de un punto que está lejos
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Daniel Montoya The interval between two times
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Soraya Marcano El espacio entre dos puntos
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Soraya Marcano Un trecho de espacio sin limite designado
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Daniel Montoya Keep at a distance
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Soraya Marcano Un punto que se remueve en el tiempo
13 minutes ago ·

Daniel Montoya Remoteness
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Soraya Marcano ¿Qué es la distancia?
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Daniel Montoya
Indifference by personal withdrawal. 16 minutes ago ·

Soraya Marcano El espacio entre nosotros. 15 minutes ago ·

Daniel Montoya A point that is far away. 2 minutes ago ·

Soraya Marcano :La longitud del valor numerico de una line derecha o curva
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Daniel Montoya Size of the gap between two places
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Soraya Marcano La representación de un area que esta lejos
19 minutes ago ·

Daniel Montoya A depiction of a point that is far away
2 minutes ago ·

Soraya Marcano El intervalo entre dos tiempos
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Daniel Montoya A distant region
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Soraya Marcano El tamaño del hueco entre dos lugares
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Soraya Marcano La separación entre la palabra y la imagen
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Daniel Montoya
The property created by the space between two points
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Soraya Marcano Un punto remoto en el tiempo
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Soraya Marcano EL espacio entre dos posiciones
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Daniel Montoya
The property created by the space between two objects
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Soraya Marcano
Una extensión de tiempo entre dos eventos
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Daniel Montoya
A depiction of an area that is far away
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Soraya Marcano Una región distante
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Daniel Montoya The space in between
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Soraya Marcano
La propiedad creada por el espacio entre dos objectos
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Daniel Montoya
A stretch of space without designation of limit
about a minute ago ·

Soraya Marcano The space in between
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Daniel Montoya The extent of space between two
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Soraya Marcano El espacio entre el espacio
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Daniel Montoya
The extent of time between two events
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Soraya Marcano La condición de estar separados en el espacio
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Daniel Montoya
The extent of space between two points
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Soraya Marcano The space between the space
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Daniel Montoya An intervening period
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Soraya Marcano EL hecho de estar separados en el espacio
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Daniel Montoya
The extent of space between two locations
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Soraya Marcano
La propiedad creada por el espacio entre dos puntos
54 minutes ago ·

Daniel Montoya A point removed in time
about a minute ago ·

Kukuli Velarde. last Sunday
oblivion

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Daniel Montoya
The extent of space between two things
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El espacio que se extiende entre dos localidades
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Soraya Marcano What is distance?
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Soraya Marcano
El espacio que se extiende entre dos objetos
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Daniel Montoya Difference
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Soraya Marcano El espacio entremedio
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Daniel Montoya
The extent of space between two people
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El espacio que se extiende entre dos
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Emotional separateness
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Daniel Montoya
The extent of space between two people
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El espacio que se extiende entre dos puntos
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Emotional reserve
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The extent of space between two objects
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20090921

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20090908

Como dijera Mario Benedetti en Cotidianas (1979) "preciso tiempo necesito ese tiempo que otros dejan abandonado..." (p.56)



20090803

Day Zero: the day before the flight
  1. anticipation
  2. nothingness
  3. packing
  4. hold mail
  5. Google news and weather
  6. clean and organize
  7. read about the places
  8. get snacks
  9. home cooking
  10. water plants

20090731

He continuously alternated between city and country; and the country served as a refuge from the city. His journeying from one residence to another had commonly served as a framework for the development of his oeuvre. He changed his working environment in order to immerse himself in particular subjects, environments, and visual conditions. He lived in that zone that was not city or country. ..





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20090729

In February, he left for the south, although may have been a sudden decision: "I am leaving tomorrow; let's arrange the atelier in such a way that my brother will feel that I am still here."



20090706


En un film de
Humberto Solas,

Lam decia que cuando encontramos
personas que piensan como nosotros
nos da alegria
ya que es como
afirmar que existimos.


20090504

(Afterthoughts)

She alludes to the postwar years as a time when men were leaving, as if suggesting an era when men were constantly and continuously leaving the island. Similar to the flow of a river, she addresses those years as the years of one directional mass exile. One, indeed, could refer to an exodus of men to the United States; furthermore this exploration might also incorporate other positions about contemporary discourses on mobility.

The use of rivers as metaphors for the one way migration can be questioned, as this model evokes a coordinated flow, while it denies a change of direction in the currents, hence contradicting theories of circular, pendulous, zig-zag, and other kind of migration.

Isleño


Islander: an inhabitant of an island




20090401


Please visit Daniel Montoya's website:

http://danielmontoya.jimdo.com/



A long time ago, I wrote about sharing my live with a visual artist


(see original post: Provocations. 2007.04.16)


...Through the years our works have hanged across each other in our living and working space. They seem to understand each other... It seems like the interplay between you and me. It is in those boundaries were we find each other, beneath the subject, the technique, or the form, it is in our intentionality that we engage and find each other.

The relationship between two artists behind the studio door is invisible to the audience gaze, but I am convinced that our work is possible because of our relationship and vice versa. As we create through years of togetherness and knowing what we wanted to achieve and how our interaction affect our process and subject matter.

...Inspiration and ideas also came with our interaction as we took photographs or practice printmaking together. After a few years, we argue about art less and we learned to communicate with less words. Last week, in the "Van Gogh and Expressionism" exhibition at the Neue Gallery we already knew we will love Vincent and Klimt, we also knew that at some point you will make some comments about the German artists and I will overreact for a few seconds but it will not matter because later on we will be mesmerized by a new art work we had never seen before and we will agree about that piece of Egon Schiele. Then we will leave the museum enchanted, in love and knowing that images are stronger than words....







20090323

  1. Soraya Marcano took the "Where are you meant to live?" quiz and the result is: Greece

  2. Soraya Marcano piensa que si la tv creo un sentido de la comunidad imaginada durante el siglo XX, el internet es su equivalente en nuestro siglo XXI

  3. Soraya Marcano thinks on virtuality as medium

  4. Soraya Marcano is handling the situation

  5. Soraya Marcano is on Facebook





20090127


Se solicitan: Historias personales y anotaciones relacionadas con conceptos de migraciones pendulares y estilos de vidas móviles. Los escritos pueden ser anónimos, en inglés, español o espanglish.


Notas sobre El Vaiven, 2003.





20090117

Islands







In this laptop presentation of text, image and sound, I provide a historical, geographical, and cultural context for my work. As part of the presentation, I will also display fliers, postcards, questionnaires, and a brochure.

Island is a presentation that explores the Puerto Rican condition in relationship to contemporary times. By exploring issues of transnationalism and circular migration
this artwork, provides an exploration on topics concerning the nature of neo-colonialism. Some of the imagery is rooted in travel and migration; while other images are connected with islands and the subjects that inhabit them. In this work, islands are metaphors for communities that are continuously evolving, as islands carry rich histories of migration. By combining historical research and personal narratives, as they relate with the concern of mobility and transnationalism, I investigate how families moving between different geographical areas is part of the Puerto Rican condition and how this contributes to a transnational discourse.

Islands will be presented in ARTexchange at the 2009 College Art Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles. ARTexchange is an annual event that provides a forum for artists working in all media to share their work with peers and with other conference attendees.