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Ernesto Pujol

Ernesto Pujol

Center for Experimental Ethnography Fellow
Weitzman School of Design

Ernesto Pujol is a multi-disciplinary queer maker who conceptualizes & curates group performances as social choreography; designs native edible horticultural spaces of historical memory for collective healing; and generates creative critical writing and transformative field education workshops. Pujol’s complex projects result from trust-based ethical collaborations with gatekeepers & stakeholders in communities across the globe. Pujol believes the creative tools of ecologically and socially-engaged cultural producers are more relevant than ever within increasingly diverse impoverished societies seeking sustainability in the Post-Democratic Age of Extinction. Through grounded psychic acuity, Ernesto portrays the human condition’s ongoing desire for transcendence in the face of human rights violations & climate crisis. Ernesto counteracts the cult of speed and the culture of spectacle by revisiting emblematic architecture and mythical landscapes through contemplative presence. These public interventions have consisted in full-immersion environments and repetitive cartographic walks with menus of minimal gestures, from slowness to stillness, all shrouded in silence for deep listening to encourage the awakening of consciousness. Ernesto Pujol is the author of Sited Body, Public Visions (2012) and Walking Art Practice (2018). Artist interviews & essays are found in publications such as The Brooklyn Rail (Vulnerability as Critical Self-Knowledge, 2013), Fernweh: A Travelling Curators’ Project (An Atlas of Small Places, 2015), and Awake: Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art (2004).