About

La Wayaka Current is an artist-led initiative developing site-responsive projects at remote natural environments across our planet.

Itinerant in our nature we have developed distant, remote working bases at co-ordinates 08°N, 78°N + 23°S in vast Tropic, Arctic and Desert environments, working with local communities and connecting to indigenous + ecological knowledge.

 

Our Mission

We are reacting to an increased loss of connection between humans and the natural world and the corresponding globalised socio-political and environmental problems that have arisen due to this distancing.

We are reconnecting to remote natural environments, rural communities and indigenous knowledge to develop new perspectives through site-responsive creative practice.

 

Exhibitions

We will exhibit the project in cities worldwide to engage with global audiences, reflect and evoke transformative perspectives for the future. Our next exhibition will be held at Guest Projects in London, July 21 - August 9 2018 involving intl. artists with interdisciplinary works developed 08°N, 78°N + 23°S, alongside a free events program for the public. Participants who develop works with us will have the opportunity to exhibit with us in future exhibitions.

 

Our Programs

We invite intl. participants to apply with projects to explore themes remotely in a multitude of ways, through fluid, experiential programs we have developed in desolate, expansive natural environments where participants are able to develop self-directed works.

We are open to applications from interdisciplinary artists, researchers, writers, performers, curators, film makers, other creative, cultural, environmental or scientific practitioners to apply to join us remotely at Tropic, Arctic and Desert, research and develop projects over 21-42 days that engage in urgent and valuable debate, whilst presenting reciprocal benefits for local communities through our presence and exchange. 

 

Fees + Financial AId

We are a non-profit entity and participants have joined us with the support of public and private funding worldwide. Program fees are listed under each location and go towards sustaining the project, supporting the participants to develop work and local communities involved. Financial aid is now available on each of our programs.

Feel free to apply or contact us with any questions if you are interested in joining us we would love to hear from you!

 

Supporters

We offer participants who may not have the means to support themselves support in applying for further funds to support their experience with us internationally.  We are deeply grateful to all of those who have given support to participants and our project to enable us to carry out our work. Read more about past supporters and resources to help you fund your experience with us here.

 
 
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Partners + Collaborators

We have instigated collaborations and partnerships worldwide in order to develop our programs around the local environment and culture. This includes exciting visits, talks, events + research trips to inform and inspire participants in their creative practice and personal journey.

Collaborators include The Sami Center for Contemporary Art, in the Norwegian Arctic who's focus on indigenous perspectives in Northern Europe and around the world. Guna Yala autonomous indigenous province in central america, the first indigenous group in Latin America to gain autonomy over their land and indigenous conservation groups in the area. Knowledgable locals from the Atacama Desert living in the driest place on earth who withhold specialist indigenous knowledge about the natural world and protect their territory from destructive, corporate interest. ALMA observatory who due to the dry conditions of the desert were able to create the worlds largest radio telescope using advanced science and technology to conduct research in search for our cosmic origins.

 

Organisers

La Wayaka Current was founded by a south-american/european duo who work with multi-disciplinary arts, sound + music and are inspired by wild natural environments whilst believing in the importance of engaging with crucial issues of our time.

Our site-specific programs are led by small teams consisting of arts, cultural practitioners with local knowledge, experience and professional backgrounds in arts, music, curation alongside local community collaborators with experience in cultural and environmental fields.

 

Get in Touch

We are currently accepting applications for proposals to join us + develop exciting new projects at at our remote bases in 2018 + 2019. Just fill out our online application form if you would like to develop a project and join us on one of our upcoming programs.

Get in contact with us for more information about getting involved or to evaluate the feasibility of developing a project together with us! Follow us on facebookinstagram or sign up to our mailing list for latest news, deadlines + updates below!