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Education

American Arts Incubator (AAI) is a creative exchange program that utilizes community-driven digital and new media art projects to instigate dialogue, build communities, bolster local economies, and further social innovation.

The AAI Brazil happened in my hometown, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. With the backdrop of mining history in Minas Gerais, Santiago X’s incubator seeks to mine opportunities for a more sustainable future by strengthening local participants’ roles in their communities. The incubator supports their visions of futurity by utilizing digital interventions to amplify their narratives through experiential hybrid environments. His workshop focuses on generating access to unlocked truths, using technological ideation and production to populate the physical environment with portals for education and contemplation. The incubator includes collective issue-driven discourse, technological demos, and a collaborative team-based work environment from conceptual deep-dives to interactive or experiential installations, culminating in an immersive digital exhibition hosted on aaibrazil.com. Project description from AAI.

SANTIAGO X, M.Arch, MFA is an Indigenous futurist and multidisciplinary artist specializing in land, architectural, and new media installation. He is an enrolled citizen of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana (Koasati) and Indigenous Chamoru from the Island of Guam U.S.A (Hacha'Maori). More info in santiagox.com.

More information about the final projects. You can also experience the VR projects on this link.

My role on the project was working together with Santiago as his assistant during the workshops.

Year

2020

HOSTS

Shamsher Virk (ZERO1)

Francisca Caporali (JA.CA)

Ana Lucia Santos (U.S. Embassy)

Rita Rico (U.S. Embassy)

Maya Holm (ZERO1)

IMAGES CREDITS

João Henrique Motta de Miranda

AAI Brazil

Santiago X

LEAD ARTIST

Santiago X

PRODUCTION TEAM

Sandro Miccoli

Maya Holm (ZERO1)

REVIEW PANEL

Gibran Villalobos (Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago)

Ana Lucia Santos (U.S. Embassy)

Joao Souza (FA.VELA)

Tadeus Mucelli (FAD Festival de Arte Digital)

TEAM 1

Artur Souza

Wenderson Carneira

Guidyon Augusto Almeida Lima

Mariana Fonseca Machado

TEAM 2

Danilo Celso da Silva

Laura Belisário

Thainá Maria Silva Carvalho

Kawany Tamoyos Silva e Sousa

Cristhiana Pedrosa de Faria

TEAM 3

André Luiz Silva

Luiza Poeiras Amorim

Mailza Bernard

Manuela Bittencourt Lima

Ainoã Batista Pereira

TEAM 4

João Henrique Motta de Miranda

Kyvia Salles

Roberta Silvestre