The Moving Matters Traveling Workshop
The Moving Matters Traveling Workshop (MMTW) explores migration and mobility by developing artwork, exhibitions, performances and public interventions. The artists of the MMTW have all been immigrants multiple times. Although they were born and have lived in different countries and speak diverse languages, they share the experience of “serial migration,” a concept I develop in Moving Matters Paths of Serial Migration the book that sparked the creation of the collective in 2013.
The workshop develops in the image of the serial migrant, evolving through a process of progressive inhabiting. Each workshop includes a new mix of old and new participants in a new country and type of space. Each activity focuses on a topic related to a particular site and developed in collaboration with a host institution or association. The workshop grows by linking these experiences. Videos of each workshop and the memory book project create and preserve the memory and contribute to the consolidation of what has become not just a mobile meeting ground but a community.
To date, the workshop has developed artworks, exhibitions, performances and public interventions in California, Paris, Amsterdam, Bucharest , Berlin and Barcelona and Spain. Upcoming events are planned in Chicago and Amsterdam.
The MMTW also inspired “Sea Seed” a play by the Los Angeles based Son of Semele Ensemble (SOSE).