The work of Claudia Cisneros is based on drawing, writing, and performance. Her recent works have focused on learning processes that deal with the psychological notion of time through the body. She usually recurs to the “double” as a psychic identity and the “spectator” as a complementary part of a conversation.
Claudia lives and works in Guadalajara. She holds a degree in visual arts from the University of Guadalajara and is a graduate of SOMA’s educational program.
During her residency at VAR program, Claudia will be working on a series of actions to establish a conversation about aesthetics, politics, and religion with some of the artists that lived in the SS Vallejo during the 40's and 60's.
In her own words:
I have thought about a story, made of marks in the wood as messages, of drawings made out of the voice of the boat’s inhabitants. I have thought of a collaboration with Maya Angelou or Jean Varda, an invocation to Allen Ginsberg. I have thought of the body and movement of the houseboat as syncing with my own. The walk on the recurrent strokes of a drawing made on the boat´s deck. I have thought of the passenger that tripped and fell overboard mentioned in the Wikipedia. I have thought a lot about this, in Kim’s recommendation and her email, and I’m convinced this place will take a major role in my work, and I would love to contribute some of these during my time at the residence. In 2013, I visited San Francisco and Sausalito, and even though I was fascinated, I felt like a visitor, a foreigner. I hope this visit can serve as a time machine, and I can go back to 2013 and rewrite and modify my past, and consequently, my present.