Mare-a-ndo arises from an instance of language play that facilitates the animation of water movement through verbal conjugation, asserting the inherent trait of continuity and periodicity of both the natural phenomenon and the word itself. Mare-a-ndo investigates artistic collective practices and ancient agricultural engineering models that are constituted in symbiosis with the environment through processes, relations, adaptations, and metabolisms. This research hopes to map common practices employed by artists in Latin America that are connected to collective efforts in reshaping kinships and care with these territories. In this framework, Mare-a-ndo is a durational curatorial project and sound archive in the form of interviews, soundscapes and oral narratives with the intention to open avenues of communication to other communities in Latin America whose relationship with water needs renewed collective agreements.
Founded in 2013 and launched in 2015 Common Field is a national network of independent visual arts organizations and organizers that connects, supports, and advocates for the artist-centered field.