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MOCA Check In: william cordova

william cordova ©2018 courtesy the artist

Name and title/occupation
william cordova, interdisciplinary cultural practitioner living in Miami/New York City

What are you reading/watching/listening to?
Young Lords: A Radical History by Johanna Fernandez
Estetica De Cine: Seleccion de Textos por Daniel Diaz Torres y Robert Smith de Castro
Create Dangerously by Edwidge Danticat
Ilusiones A Oscuras: cines en lima, carpas, grandes salas y multicine 1897-2007 por Victor Mehia Ticona

How has your work changed now that you are doing it from home?
I have been fortunate enough to work from my studio for the past 15 years. Isolation is common and part of my process so there hasn’t been any changes in my day to day work. But the lives of most people around me has changed more drastically and so that also affects and influences me directly. Being aware of the social changes alters perception.

​Have you taken up any new activities?
I spend more time cleaning my Mother’s house and making sure they have dry goods. Constantly reaching out to friends and peers making sure they are in good health.

​What are you looking forward to doing once we are no longer sequestered?
To be honest, I don’t feel sequestered due to the work I do. There is however, other social obligations that I will likely return to that includes travel. I will also enjoy taking my Mom to the park again.

Do you have a MOCA memory that you want to share?
Every time I visit or pass by MOCA I think about the young folks, the kids in the art education program. I think about the committed staff members and the kids who attend classes because they are interested in developing personal skills. In changing their outlook on life. I enjoy speaking to the faculty and students, I see a great deal of MOCA mentoring in ways I wish I’d had access to when I was their age. I value those memories of MOCA and even when it was COCA.

Cumanana pa nicomedes santa cruz nicolas guillen y alanna lockward
william cordova / cumanana (pa’ Nicomedes Santa Cruz, Nicolas Guillen y Alanna Lockward) 2018-2019
huaca (geometrias sagradas) 2017-2018. Courtesy Argenis Apolinario
william cordova / huaca (geometrias sagradas) 2017-2018. Courtesy Argenis Apolinario