Cordones Des-industriales (a dialogue)
Nihan Somay, Eduardo Cruces
Cordones Des-industriales (a dialogue) is an ensemble of words, rooted in cordon sanitaire due to the pandemic, cordones industriales organized by workers in late 1960’s in Chile, cordones montañosos of The Andes and cordones humanitarios. But above all, it refers to the words that are uttered in the fragmented landscapes of the global synchronicity and aims to be a network of temporary junctures in tune, between post-industrial zones, sacrifice zones, transit zones, reconversion zones. This dialogue takes place through a series of cuts, marks and fissures of convulsion between artistic practices and social movements and insists on solidarity through de-industrial practices.
Nihan Somay (1988, Istanbul) mostly works in context, occasionally at archives, and explores the possibilities of collaboration in any given situation, while turning to fiction, humour and adventure as conceptual tools. She holds a BA degree in Visual Arts from Sabanci University and an MA degree as Master of Arts in Public Spheres from École de design et haute école d’art du Valais. She is a member of artist collectives: KABA HAT and BAÇOY KOOP (Printing, Duplication and Distribution Cooperative).
Eduardo Cruces (1987, Lota) is an artist and writer who lives and works between Istanbul (Turkey) and Concepción (Chile). He holds a Master of Arts in Public Spheres from École de design et haute école d’art du Valais. His personal and collective research is focused on the phenomenon of deindustrialization and its cultural impacts between art practices, landscape and social movements. He is currently co-director of GCAS - Latin America.