From October 16 - 18, 2008 Washington Cucurto and Maria Gomez of the Argentine literary collective Eloisa Cartonera traveled to Tijuana to present a lecture and a two-day workshop in conjunction with the haudenschildGarage, inSite, Nortestacion, Epicentrico and the Escuela de Artes de la Universidad Autonoma de Baja California.

In Tijuana the General Producer was Carmen Cuenca; Coordinator: Felipe Zúñiga González; Documentation: José Inerzia. POLEN Audiovisual; Graphic Design: Luis del Toro; Assistants : Marina Gpe. Viruete Herrera and Pedro M. Escobar Uribe. A thanks to Claudia Villa, subdirector and Mayra Huerta, academic coordinator at Escuela de Artes. Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (U.A.B.C); Heriberto Yépez and Mayra Luna at Epicéntrico; Karla L. Martínez Alvarado and Julio Alvarez Ponce at Nortestación and Magarita González at Casa de la Nueve.

From October 14 - 16, 2009 Cucurto and Gomez were Artists-In-Residence at the haudenschildGarage. Cucurto was commissioned by the haudenschildGarage to write the short story, El Hijo, based on Ricardo Piglia's text, La Loca y el Relato del Crimen (1975) for the haudenschildGarage, Spare Parts project A Crime Has Many Stories. A catalog of the entire project and a limited edition Survival Kit was provided to the participants at Malba Museo Argentino de Arte Latinoamericano to facilitate their journey. Both were produced in collaboration with Eloisa Cartonera.

On October 15, a Garage Talk was held presenting Cucurto and Gomez in conversation with Steve Fagin, Eloisa Haudenschild, Teddy Cruz (architect, estudio teddy cruz), Juli Carson (Director, UCI Art Gallery) Jennifer Flores-Sternad (art critic and curator), and Monica Jovanovich-Kelley. Steve Fagin and Juli Carson were moderators and respondents. All the October 15 participants were part of the November 2008 A Crime Has Many Stories traverse in Buenos Aires. Cucurto read an excerpt from El Hijo.

A Crime Has Many Stories is an exquisite corpse project commissioned and produced by the haudenschild Garage, based on Ricardo Piglia's short story La Loca y el Relato del Crimen (1975). The November 29, 2008 multidisciplinary, one-day traverse of the city of Buenos Aires was plotted with co-conspirators Judi Werthein, Sonia Becce and Alejandro Ruiz. In response to Piglia's short story, the project generated two site-specific pieces by Argentine artists Rosalba Mirabella and Roberto Jacoby and Fernanda Laguna, and a commissioned story, El Hijo, by Argentine writer Washington Cucurto. The literary collective Eloisa Cartonera produced a limited edition Survival Kit and a catalog of the entire project.


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