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Workshop 2


Earn a Digital Badge in Video Performance

Deadline to apply extended to January 14, 2022!

This intensive workshop is open to emerging artists ages 16 to 100+, and led by visual artist Natalía Dominguez, originally from San Salvador, El Salvador. Each participant will earn a digital badge after successfully completing a video performance work using themes of autobiography, territory, and migration. In this workshop, we will discuss recent video performance works on the theme of migration from Central America, Mexico, and the USA. Participants will explore the theme of migration through different lenses, with talks from experts from different fields, including Dr. T’Karima Ticitl, Shaman, scholar and doula; Dr. Robert C. Smith, sociologist at Baruch College of CUNY; and the collective Alumbra Barrio, a group of designers who create public interventions with youth using illumination and lighting. The intensive offers an opportunity to rethink production methods using the creative technologies of the museum. 

At the conclusion of the workshop, we will hold a public screening of the video performance works in the Museum’s Redstone Theater. Workshops will be held both virtually and onsite in the Museum, with a hybrid option for anyone not able to attend in person.

Space is limited to 10 participants per group; there will be a group held in Spanish and a group held in English. Anyone interested in taking part in this workshop must complete this application. The deadline to apply for this program is January 14, 2022. All applicants will be notified if they have been accepted to participate in this program within 24 hours of applying. Need-based scholarships are available upon request. 


Workshop activities:

- Collective discussions and feedback on each participant’s proposal for developing and creating video performance works, especially on using objects, the five senses, and diverse techniques of documentation

- Three discussions with guest experts on the topic of migration, autobiography, and territory

- Screening of five Central American performances related to the theme of identity

- Open workshops with creative technologies in the museum's laboratories



January 15–23, 2022

Day 1 (virtual): Saturday, January 15, 2:00–4:00 p.m. (Spanish) / 4:00–6:00 p.m. (English)

Day 2 (virtual): Wednesday, January 19, 5:00–6:30 p.m. (English) / 7:00–8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

Day 3 (virtual): Thursday, January 20, 5:00–6:30pm (English) / 7:00–8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

Day 4 (in the Museum’s Media & Game Lab): Friday, January 21, 4:00–8:00 p.m. (both groups)

Day 5 (in the Museum’s Media & Game Lab): Saturday, January 22, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (both groups)

Day 6: TBD - Presentation of works in the Museum’s Redstone Theater

*A hybrid option will be offered for all sessions held at the museum, for participants who are not able to attend in person.


Cost: $25*

*Need-based scholarships are available; to inquire please send your request and reason for requesting to [email protected]

Read Spanish-language version: Taller y Encuentro de Video Performance


Natalia Domínguez is a visual artist originally from San Salvador, El Salvador. Her work moves between the biographical and Salvadoran traditions, building metaphors for social issues. In her educational and artistic practice, she focuses on issues of identity and the body, aiming to heal and transform reality through creative expression. Natalia has designed original curriculum and educational experiences for diverse art centers. She is the co-creator of Colectivo Artificio and ENSAYO Y ERROR, a space of regional residences in Central America, which she currently directs. Her work belongs to the collection of the Reina Sofía in Madrid and the Museum of Art in San Salvador, and has been shown in art spaces in Cuba, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, the Soviet Union, Taiwan, and the USA.