Project at Maclovio Rojas: interior with stenciled wall
Proyecto en Maclovio Rojas
Brazilian artist Monica Nador began her project for inSITE2000 with a two-month residency in the community of Maclovio Rojas in Tijuana. Challenging traditional notions of the role of the artist and audience, Nador worked with ten families in the community to implement a collaborative form of decoration for the exterior of their homes. Encouraging each family to identify ancestral signs, symbols, and other imagery associated with their regional and cultural heritage, Nador and a small team of assistant artists began a process of creating stencils to be used in decorating their houses. Working in the community for approximately six months, the artist's motivation that "beauty is good for mental and spiritual health" resulted in brightly painted and decorated houses that residents in the entire community saw as unifying and adding visual wealth that could be shared by all. A video documenting Accion en Maclovio Rojas/Project at Maclovio Rojas was produced as part of the project. --inSITE2000
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 03, Item 245)
Maclovio Rojas, Tijuana, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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paint; stencils (images)
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Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects and Interior Design
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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