ENG// The Unifiedfield is an independent art space and artist-run organization focusing on the experimental aspects of sound, video and performance art. It previously occupied a traditional complex amongst rice fields in Yogyakarta (Indonesia), subsequently moving into a cave in Granada (Spain) before settling in an antique building nestled in Granada’s historic Moorish quarters, the Albayzín, where it currently runs its Artist-In-Residence (AIR) programme.
ES// The Unifiedfield / el campo unificado es un colectivo de artistas autogestionado y espacio artístico independiente centrado en los aspectos experimentales del sonido, el vídeo y el arte de performance. The Unifiedfield instaló su primera sede en un complejo tradicional rodeado de arrozales en Yogyakarta (Indonesia); posteriormente se trasladó a una cueva en Granada (España), para finalmente establecerse en un antiguo edificio ubicado en el barrio histórico del Albayzín donde en la actualidad se está llevando a cabo un programa de Artistas en Residencia (AIR).
* The Unifiedfield Nomadic Artist In Residence Program in the Philippines has also 2 available slots for March and April in a secret paradisiacal island in Surigao del Sur. For those specific months, priority will be given to site-specific, relational, environmental / land art projects. Apply now! For more information, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme#20 in Granada.
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- ´The Devil Un-Dressed’: an ongoing visual arts project produced by Tania De Rozario at The Unifiedfield AIR Programme that re-imagines the monstrous feminine in (primarily Eastern) Asian horror films.
“I’ve always been fascinated with how female horror figures are constructed, and in particular how the construction of the female villain in Asian horror often revolves around tensions between agency and oppression: On one hand, the typical female ghost is an autonomous character who seeks justice on her own terms; on another, agency is only granted in death and in the demonization of her person as villain. Visually and narratively, elements of the “horrific” are also derived from the woman’s failings in traditional gender roles: Virgin, wife, daughter, sister, mother, sex object. Even in the “Western” archetypes learned as a kid -The Vampire, The Werewolf, The Zombie, The Mummy – in no character was the element of horror so rooted in gender than in the The Witch. While fear of all the other villains was cultivated through a general defiance of the the laws of Life vs. Death and Human vs. Animal, fear of The Witch seemed to be derived precisely from her perversion of traditional femininity: (1) She is not a sex object: By normative standards, she is considered “old” and “ugly” and the opposite of sexually appealing. (2) She is not a homemaker: In fact, she uses tools of domesticity for evil, riding a broomstick and cooking up potions over her stove. (3) She is not a mother: She does not have children, she eats them. Ho ho ho. And of course extensions and variations of how traditional roles of woman/girl have been destroyed in order to create monstrosity is evident in classics such as the Alien trilogy, The Exorcist (which was actually based on the story Roland Doe, who was a boy and not a girl) and Psycho”.
Tania De Rozario is an artist, writer and curator interested in issues of gender and sexuality. Co-founder of EtiquetteSG, she is the author of “Tender Delirium” (Math Paper Press, 2013) and was the 2011 winner of the NAC-SPH Golden Point Award for English Poetry. She is currently penning her second full-length book “And The Walls Come Crumbling Down”.
Tania is an alumna of Hedgebrook (USA) and Sangam House (India), and is an Associate Artist with The Substation (Singapore), where she is currently working on “Making Trouble”, a research project documenting links between activism and visual arts in post-2000 Singapore. On the side, Tania freelances as an art-writer and art-educator. She teaches at Drawing at The Substation and Contemporary Contextual Studies at LASALLE College of the Arts.
The Unifiedfield experimental art space. Carrera del Darro, 15, 2 dcha. Granada.