School of Latitudes, a six-week artist residency (August 17 to September 25, 2010) exploring new approaches to creating and presenting art that are artist-driven, DIY, and that locate creativity in all sorts of environments and places. Fifteen artist projects are selected to use labotanica as a hub to develop new works. Artists are provided with practical tools to make art and develop new creative infrastructures in Houston through field trips, artist talks, workshops, and collective readings. Residency activities included professional development workshops on grants, local and international artists talks via skype, electronic music performances, and workshops and readings about how to develop a sustainable art practice. The residency is not about completing these projects, but simply exploring, launching, and testing out ideas.
Extended Drawing exhibition & opening:
Hear/Her/Ear a series devoted to women in experimental music
Resource Room/Library & The I
The I is the window space located within labotanica's Resource Room that presents an artist's work and an interview on their process. The I is the convergence between labotanica and greater community, and the artist and viewer.
Around the Infinite: Pablo Gimenez Zapiola
Various performances at labotanica (Carlos Pozo; various musicians for They, Who, Sound; David Dove & Lucas Gorham, part of Screwed Anthologies)
La Lengua Muerta (The Dead Tongue) A panel of established artists, curators and critics: Elia Arce, Margarita Cabrera, Aisen Chacin, Delilah Montoya, Ruben Cordova and Surpik Angelini, will participate in dialogue at labotanica. At the core of these dialogues lays the need to move beyond traditional categories of “Latin American Art” and to frame new definitions, visual languages and creative practices among these artists in Houston. La Lengua Muerta will yield visual and performance works to be as diverse (in form, subject, aesthetics, and influences) as being Latin American. Participating artists include: Daniel Adame, Chuy Benitez, Aisen Caro Chacin, Claudia Cruz, Sebastian Forray, Jonathan Lopez, Angel Quesada, Cheyanne Ramos, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, and Alex Soares.
Caribbean Short Films co-presented by labotanica and PG CONTEMPORARY (as part of New World Creole), featuring videos and films by artists from throughout the Caribbean including: Emilie Upczak (Trinidad), Oneika Russell (Jamaica), Dinorah De Jesús Rodríguez (Miami/Cuba), Wendell McShine (Trinidad), Alicia Milne (Trinidad), Carolina Vasquez and Bethan Marlow (Dominican Republic/ Colombia/ Wales)
Russell Watson (Barbados), Rosamond King (Trinidad/ The Gambia), and Gabrielle Civil (USA).