Artist in Residence
Kecya F. Donnelly (b. 1983) Multimedia artist, Brazil.
Currently resident in San Francisco, CA.
"I had to dress shades, colors to unveil senses and to break traces of a rigid personality, build from debris. Facing and listening to the truth that was being shown to me, I met the walls constructed by patriarchal values. The burqa was a metaphor and medicine. It evoked the feeling of disappearance, annihilation, the 'emotional bondage' materialized by illusions, distortions, and disconnection between the inner and the outer world. It was a kind of shell veiling the psyche, protecting hard mental structures, invisible walls that monitored the internal voices that want to communicate something important. These elements came to be the prima materia for a creative process, which I start facing in silence and space into the meditation practice, allowing me to observe those conditions. Something has been revealed and transformed since then."
For this newest exploration, the idea of an Embryo is born: she has invited a cross-cultural team of female to collaborate with, developing seeds of art which blend ritual, performance, and installation.