Ana Tamayo
constellation queer & pelvica

This series of photographs and objects that becomes an installation are the first two parts of the Queer Constellation. The black and white printed photographs are made from queer fetish objects, in a performative gesture of surveying intimate and public places. The images are intervened with words. There emerges a language of Abya Yala's intersectional feminism. One could say a queer and anti-racist eco feminism.
On the other hand, photographs of performances with starry backgrounds are used as metaphors. On the one hand this re-situates the human in a geological and cosmic scale, on the other hand it shows different constellations or worlds co-inhabiting together. A world that contains many worlds as the Zapatistas say.

This installation around a feminist SF tells the utopia of a queer community, propelled by the global south, which seeks autonomy of its food and health and does not want to reproduce the society of today. It is in search of in search of ancestral and contemporary body memories and ecological knowledge to redefine their territories and boundaries in different parts of the world and in cyber space. This series is imagined as a diversity of constellations where | address issues such as care through medicinal plants, emotional digestion, dancing as a way of performing bodily and self-care tools; gender deconstruction, alternative thoughts and writings.
In this context | program different laboratories and collective workshops that allow the movement of bodies and thoughts, the conversation and the construction of multiple points of view, in collaborative care environments. Some of these collective and individual photographs are the result of invitations and the setting up of the workshop "Pelvica": danced ritual, medicinal plants, drawing and automatic writing & collective performance photography. These laboratories were activated in Colombia, with the help of the traversées grant, at the Tour Mercuriales in Bagnolet within Plateau Urbain and at the Cité Internationale des Arts, as a laureate of the Fondation Carasso. This series is currently in post-production, is open and will continue.

Workshops by



Ana Tamayo, Adagp, 2024