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1 November, 2021 - 31 July, 2022


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high-grade fires

1 November, 2021 - 31 July, 2022

high-grade fires is the winning project of the first call for NUDO/KNOT residencies, jointly promoted by the Cerezales Antonino y Cinia Foundation and the Diputación de León.


It is a project created by Sara García that focuses on the interdependence, cooperation, and collective rituals that occur between humans and non-humans, employing a commensalism-based conceptual framework. This characteristic indicates to biological interactions in which one of the participants benefits while the other is neither injured nor benefiting.



This type of research is linked to FCAYC programs such as ethnobotany, mycology, and lichens, all of which FCAYC is actively promoting new multispecies narratives and imaginaries from. It does so by critiquing taxonomies, extinctions, extractivisms, and other features of anthropocentrism in order to present an alternative perspective on our existence on the planet based on the concept of the biosphere.


Furthermore, high-grade fires, based on work with materials and soil collected in the province of León, considers how to form new kinships in the face of the Other. Finally, this residency within the setting of NUDO/KNOT will allow us to ponder the paradoxes inherent in the concept of hospitality, as well as the ambiguities present in the act of welcome and developing kinship with that which is foreign to us.


The project will be developed in a period of 9 months in the Cerezales Antonino y Cinia Foundation, it will obtain a grant of 6000 euros and will have at its disposal the human and technical equipment of the Foundation.

Follow the progress of the project through hashtag: #estanciasNUDO



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