For 10 days, six artists researched and created together innovative artworks to generate the exhibition BLURRED LINES. The art residency took place between 22/07/2022 and 31/07/2022 in Cúcuta, the destiny of many refugees and migrants in Colombia. Because the city is on the border with Venezuela, MATZA EDGELANDS saw it as a good place to explore how new formats of social contract could emerge among the complex and blurred layers of cities. Curated by Séverin Guelpa and Anja Wyden Guelpa in alignment with the Edgelands Institute, MATZA EDGELANDS CÚCUTA combined MATZA’s artistic potential of addressing social and environmental issues with Edgelands’ urge to understand the consequences of technology and digitalization to the urban fabric.
For the MATZA EDGELANDS project BLURRED LINES, Adrian Preciado replaces conventional images with a compelling twist - he invites individuals to narrate their own stories, transforming mere podcasts into profound tales of human experiences. CRONISTA DE HISTORIAS weaves together micro-stories, resonating with the shared phenomenon of migration. Through a captivating process of gathering these personal narratives, the artwork skillfully interlinks diverse perspectives, revealing a profound connection between each person's story and their place in the world.At its core, CRONISTA DE HISTORIAS explores the essence of fear and uncertainty - the fear of the unknown. Each story invites us to empathize with the storyteller's journey and by fostering this profound sense of identification, the artwork bridges the gaps between people, providing an intimate glimpse into the lives and contexts of others, ultimately leading to a collective narrative. As we immerse ourselves in the collection, we are reminded of the power of storytelling - the ability to connect, to understand, and to unite.