PrescIent Pool - June

Amalia Pascal
Experiential mapping: creation and dialogue in movement

Hop Project CT20, Folkestone

Experiential mapping: creation and dialogue in movement is a  social practice art residency at HOP Projects CT20 delivered by the Chilean artist Amalia Pascal. Collaboratively developing learning platforms by the means of maps, installations and performance her work addresses site-related processes from within of the group and is driven by the context of diverse practitioners. This time her work will be developed in three weeks at Hop Project gallery and Folkestone surroundings.

The residency aims to cultivate an experience and place for listening and learning, where art practice and the community can co-develop through the concept of psychogeography. This describes the effect of a geographical location on the emotions and behaviours of individuals. It will consist of mapping experiences, workshops and collective performances. The overarching idea for the residency would be to use an art as situations, a medium to think about Folkestone through a creativity, emotion, memory and experiences.

Through creative exchanges between people, materials and contexts, SEA seeks to open up questions rather than offer solutions. The collaborative making of maps, workshops, exhibitions, performances and events, are integral aspects of such practices and align with approaches and epistemological commitments outlined in participatory design and action research. These practices have special interest in the situational ability of collaborative process to generate new insights and new forms of knowledge. They have the potential to invoke radically innovative and imaginative potential in people, while, at the same time, generating pragmatic, emotional and ethical tensions.


Amalia Pascal:

is an artist that specialises in the management of cultural projects that connect different communities and cultural organisations in relation to artistic mediation, art, and heritage. Reactivating social dynamics using art, dialogue as creative tool through collaborative propositions. Encouraging experience and creating safe places where art practice and communities can co-develop, reflect and signify the inhabited place with project processes based on local traditions and collaboration.