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David Cotterrell

IBERO (Universidad Iberoamericana) Tijuana is hosting a symposium curated by Empathy & Risk, with the support of Sheffield Hallam University and the Global Challenge Research Fund and in partnership with LOOKING FORWARD and Pastor Projects. The symposium is part of the Empathy & Risk Dialogue series. Since 2017, these have been convened as multi-national conversations between policy-makers, artists and activists, exploring the contradictory versions of ‘truth’ that may lead progressively towards conflict.

Sessions will be held in Zoom with simultaneous translation Esp/Eng.


THE OTHER Dialogues draw from the exhibition Dear Aliens, We Are Ready at Galeria de la Ciudad - ICBC Tecate, curated by Thomas Vann Altheimer. 



Galería de la Ciudad

Instituto de Cultura de Baja California

Pte. Ortíz Rubio s/n esq. Callejón Libertad 
CP 21400, Tecate, Baja California
Tel.: (665) 654 14 83 

curated by Pastor Projects

This adventurous multi-modality show is a laboratory, which offers a catalogue of possible practices to take us into deep space, far beyond our pandemic, isolated selves, while pointing towards new ways to engage with sites, non-sites, the digital and the global. 

The artists employ a mix of paradoxical investigation and sober surrealism in order to establish links of communication between living and inanimate beings and extra-terrestrials in the big void.
In the current atmosphere of crisis, we suggest there is a living subjectivity, forms of life and nature that due to a heightened distrust in human affairs, have mobilised or acquired a capacity to communicate and beam a rescue signal to outer space in the hope that aliens can come to Earth and fix things.


Monica Arreola, David Cotterrell, Ryan Gander, Mariel Miranda, Irma Sofia Poeter, Gro Sarauw, Alejandro Zacarias

Mariel Miranda

Monica Arreola


Intervention by Alejandro Zacarias, filmed by  Thomas Vann Altheimer

Ryan Gander



Gro Sarauw

Images from the exhibition, critical texts and the contributions part of THE OTHER Dialogues inter-disciplinary symposium will be collated in a book published by Abismos Editorial,  edited by Carolina Lio and Sidharta Ochoa.

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