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Garden PR and Garden Buenos Aires Program

Joaquín Fargas (AR), Giselle Aviles (PR), Carola Cintrón (PR)

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The Pulse of Earth: A Close Encounter with Echoes and Voices in the Americas

This program opens with a welcome from our host institution, the UAGM Museum. Soon after, Joaquín Fargas’ performance will take place, effectively connecting Garden Buenos Aires with Garden Puerto Rico.

The performance will attempt to showcase the Earth’s lifeforce as it relates to our human body, where information is dispersed in every cell, while also being interconnected as a whole – a sort of crypto body. Afterwards, an interactive section with the artist will take place, where participants download an application and send one-word-messages to the mythical Earth Pachamama/Atabey or to the Universe, creating a word cloud diagram that will be projected to the audiences of both Garden Puerto Rico and Garden Buenos Aires.

Then, a round table will take place with various guests from Garden Buenos Aires and Garden Puerto Rico, including an open discussion around the festival’s theme and the Garden’s program proposal. Right after, we will be transported to the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, through a virtual experience under the care of Dra. Giselle Aviles.

The program ends with a live local exchange with artist Carola Cintrón Moscoso and her artistic installation at MCHE. The work of Cintrón Moscoso mixes physics and geographic properties into art, and she will also share an ongoing project related to the transformation of landscape properties into sounds.

Joaquín Fargas (AR): By combining art and engineering, Joaquín Fargas’ work integrates art, science and technology. Through art, he teaches how to benefit from the properties of nature and how to care for them. Science allows for the communication of concepts and theories in a playful and poetic way. His technology production focuses on utopian materials. Glaciator and Rabdomante are the latest additions to his body of work. Now, Fargas will be performing Pulsing Earth, a collaborative project between Puerto Rico and Argentina showcasing the connection between earthquakes and humans in the past, present and future.

Giselle Aviles (PR): Giselle Aviles is a researcher and librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress. She received her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology and Ethnology at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS). She holds specializations in Multimedia Communication and Documentary Filmmaking from the University of Puerto Rico and the Autonomous University of Barcelona, respectively. She is an awardee of the Quai Branly Museum-Martine Aublet Foundation, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, and Institute of Caribbean Studies Research Scholar.

Carola Cintrón Moscoso (PR): Carola Cintrón Moscoso is a multimedia artist whose work explores the various relationships between landscape, politics and technology, with an emphasis on sound. She has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts (NYC) and a BA from the University of Puerto Rico. She is currently Artist in Residence at the UAGM’s Museum in Gurabo, Puerto Rico and completed the MASSMoca residency in Massachusetts in 2019. She has participated in artist talks and exhibited her work internationally in New York, China, Brazil and Spain.


Nicolas Muñoz- AR- Film Director
Santiago Clansy-AR Programación Científica y Robótica
Diego Gómez-AR- Mapping and Data Analysis
Johnny Lugo Vega-PR, Director: CHIP-/PRSTRT; Garden PR Coordinator and Pulsar la Tierra Project’s Creator
Library of Congress- Washington DC.-USA
Garden Buenos Aires–Festival Hosting Institution-AR
Joaquin Fargas- AR_Pulsar la Tierra Creator-
Johnny Lugo Vega- PR, Director: CHIP-/PRSTRT; Garden PR Coordinator and Pulsar la Tierra Project’s Creator
Shirley McPhaul- PR CHIP-IT/PRSTRT
David Méndez -PR- Chancellor Ana G. Méndez University Gurabo Campus
Irene Esteves Amador -PR- Director- MCEH Museum
Carola Cintrón Moscoso-PR- Resident Artist- Performance Installation- MCEH Museum