The Miller-Zillmer Foundation, in partnership with the NGO Thydêwá, supports the project "AIRE" - Art with Indigenous People in Electronic Residencies.
AIRE is an open educational, socio-cultural and artistic innovative project, for exchanges and reflections between indigenous and non-indigenous communities.
23 artists from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Columbia and Bolivia create different artworks within a digital exchange, using different formats, languages and concepts. The works will be displayed here and opened for dialogue with the public.
The diversity of the group consists in its composition of indigenous peoples of Mapuche, Mocovi, Tulián, Xukuru, Terena, Desana, Kariri-Xocó, Kaingang, Guarani, Palta and others.
Through the diverse cultural backgrounds, the artists use an artistic variety of music, poetry, writings, illustration, photography, collages and video. The works encourage the dialogue and reflection on our connection with history, nature and our relationship with the planet. In Abya Yala's indigenous cosmovisions, everything is part of nature, everything is part of the "Great Spirit". We are all one.
Nature, the soil, Mother Earth (Pachamama) began thousands of years ago. The artistic "Electronic Residencies" with indigenous peoples take this theme and the need for our consciousness to the earth and our reconnection as a task in their work.