Cielo Saucedo - Sixth Sun
Expanding from the Mexican myth of the 5 Suns, Sixth Sun makes connection between animal intelligence and technological advancement.
Featuring two translations ( commissioned by the US and Mexican government) of Cuauhtemoc’s, (final ruler of the Aztec empire) last address to his people before his assassination by the Spanish state, Sixth Sun looks at how geoengineering can hold animal life.
This video deals with systems of translation, the appropriated opening text aims to preserve an indigenous voice within the canon of settler colonialism, the language of the Aztec people, Nahuatl, is effectively erased.
Cielo Gabriela Saucedo is an artist and writer from Los Angeles based in Chicago. She is dedicated to environmental justice and the imagining of expansive new ecologies.
…by artists is an artist-led curatorial programme, where selected artists present online work and invite their peers to create a succession of content around the yearly theme for a period of two weeks. This strand of AOS aims to create networks between continents of digital artists as the current exhibiting artist is then asked to invite the next artist to participate in the project, keeping the chain going. The digital collage created through the ongoing series will become automatic, exploring various ideas as it develops, and aims to form a conversation between peer groups and acts as a stage for presenting new work by emerging artists.