La Sagrada Maldita
La Sagrada Maldita (LSM) or The Holy Damned is a collaborative project of Alejandra Gutierrez (México) and Astro Escudero (Ecuador). Through new media narratives, LSM explores the polysemy of a word that is universal, ambiguous and contradictory in itself: madre.
At once, madre is;
Mother Earth (Madre Tierra)
motherland (madre patria)
milk mother (madre de leche)
motherfucker (puta madre).
Madre sacralizes and banalizes; honors and discredits.
In thematic chapters, the project experiments with lens-based practices, intervention and performance. In 2021, LSM was awarded the ICP’s New Media Fellowship. Working from a distance, the LSM continues to grow like a rhizome
Sankalpa, Madrid, 2022
This Was the Year That Was
ICP, OYC Online Student Show, 2021
This Was the Year That Was features work by ICP's One-Year Certificate students in Creative Practices and Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism representing a range of visual media from photography to mixed media. The exhibition is co-curated by ICP faculty member Marvin Heiferman and the one-year certificate program chairs Karen Marshall and Darin Mickey. View the virtual showcase.