Name and title/occupation
Liene Bosquê, I am visual artist, art educator and a mother.
What are you reading/watching/listening to?
Reading Practice of the Everyday Life, Michael de Certeau and The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Watching studio visits lives on social media, classes online about how to teach online, baby sleep training course
Listening to interviews podcasts with artists and curators as well as Ragas as a soundtrack for my quarantine (to meditate, to keep focused while working and to put my baby to sleep)
How has your work changed now that you are doing it from home?
Since the current situation started I haven’t had mental space to create neither making new works even having my art studio at home. For that reason, I am focusing in practical tasks like organizing my materials, books and archive. As a professor I am learning remote teaching. In addition to it, because I teach studio art classes I am creating new assignments and demos in order for students to be creative with what they have available at their homes. However the biggest challenge for me (I believe for most parents with kids) is how to create boundaries between parenthood and professional life, when all is happening under the same roof. All the tiresome of working harder to focus while getting distract by my baby is compensate by spending more time with him and witnessing his milestones.
Have you taken up any new activities?
Something I’ve never pictured myself doing, I am practicing yoga and dance classes online. Furthermore I am baking after a long time not doing it and singing to my son!
What are you looking forward to doing once we are no longer sequestered?
To experience culture not from a virtual manner accompanied by friends and family. I’ve been missing a lot to visit museums, watch life concerts, performance, lecture, social art events and walk in parks and eat at my favorite restaurants.
Do you have a MOCA memory that you want to share?
I have so many good memories of MOCA since I was fortunate to spend a lot of time at the museum while I was activating my project HamacaS, right before museum had to close its doors because of Covid19. The most remarkable one is remembering the museum full of life on Jazz at MOCA past February. It warm my heart to have memories of the community engaging with Bookleggers and HamacaS, others were visiting Vicuña and Rahon exhibitions while a crowd was watching the concert.