With artists from Mexico and the UK, Festival Enclave arrives at the Claustro de Sor Juana at CDMX

In its thirteenth edition, the interdisciplinary meeting of the Enclave Festival will be held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico, through the Creativity System (formerly Fonca) and the aspect of promoting cultural projects and joint investments. On this occasion, it will bring together artists from Mexico and the United Kingdom under the slogan “Poetics of Audio Emergency.”

From Thursday, November 23 to Saturday, November 25, 2023, the bilateral meeting will bring together 14 poets, sound artists, professors and researchers, who will meet at the Universidad de Clostro de Sor Juana on new media, digital and electronic art. Writings, to offer nine activities, such as lectures by guest poets and artists, discussion tables, poetic imagination clinics, and a concluding performance poetry exhibition.

The Enclave Festival will offer attendees an experience that combines experimental, vocal and performance poetry, through a hybrid program that alternates between in-person and remote activities, and is curated by Cultural Director Fabiola Valdés. The project was supervised by the founder of the project, the poet Rocío Cerrón, and the Academician of Sound Art, Iris Jarrelfs, from the United Kingdom.

Ceron and Garelf have chosen activities that explore the boundaries of poetry, acoustics and sonic experimentation, among them Poetic Imagination Clinics, which are working sessions with Mexican and British artists to create platforms for reflection in order to explore writing practices associated with other branches of art. Art with the aim of rethinking poetry in an expansive and interdisciplinary way. People interested in participating in the clinics should write to [email protected]. The rest of the activities do not require prior registration.

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Among the artists who will participate in these activities are Viv Corringham, a British singer and sound artist based in New York; Daniel Ballesteros, a multidisciplinary Mexican artist who explores the subjective experiences of listening through his neurodiverse perception; Malintzen Cortés, Mexican musician, architect and creative technologist; John Drever, British Professor of Acoustic Ecology and Sound Arts at Goldsmiths University; Jaylene Sellner, a Canadian sound artist, doctoral researcher and curator based in the United Kingdom; Alisa Oliva, a UK-based Russian artist, holds a postgraduate degree in performance and focuses her work and research on the study of the city and urban life; Fabian Ávila Elizalde, Mexican teacher, researcher and voice artist; Rossana Lara, Mexican pianist and doctor of musicology; In addition to young artists Emmanuel Vizcaya, NYX and Carlos Ramírez Cobra.

This festival is supported by the promotion of cultural projects and co-investments in the creativity system, which provides support for initiatives by creators, performers, researchers, promoters and educators to realize inclusive projects. Admission to the in-person activities is free and will take place at the Aula Magna of the Claustro de Sor Juana University, located at José María Izazaga 92, in the Historic Center of Mexico City.

The full programming, as well as broadcasts, will be available on the social networks of the Enclave Festival and Sor Juana Cloister. On Facebook: @enclavefestival and @CulturaClaustro, and on Instagram @enclaveglobal and @u_elclaustro.

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