19 in 2021: A Drone’s Eye View; Nat Pyper, Bárbara Baron, Julio Córdova, and Marissa Macias

19 in 2021: A Drone’s-Eye View is a website adaption of artist Nat Pyper’s sci-fi serial of the same name and an online exhibition featuring new works by Bárbara Baron, Julio Córdova, and Marissa Macias.

Virtual Exhibition Dates: October 2, 2020 – November 20, 2020.

Starting October 2nd , 6PM CST, at chuquimarca.com/19in2021, explore the world of four queer Latinx 19-year-olds as they navigate teenage angst, family ties, and surveillance capitalism through assembled media content such as soundscapes, moving images, and wearable fashion looks inspired by the narrative and characters in the 19 in 2021 series. Programming for this project includes a weekly SF+ reading group entitled I Dreamed I Was A We. This project will conclude with the release of Part 3 in the 19 in 2021 sci-fi serial. Additional information to be announced. This project runs till November 20, 2020.

I Dreamed I Was A We:  SF+ Reading Group

Join us for weekly discussions of speculative fiction (SF) and essays (+) that address contemporary crises and liberation struggles by writers including Octavia Butler, Lou Cornum, Angela Davis, W. E. B. Du Bois, Saidiya Hartman, Ursula K. Le Guin, José Esteban Muñoz, and others. Sessions will be held every Tuesday at 6:30pm CST starting October 6 through November 17. These are free and public sessions that will be conducted through Zoom. PDFs and links of readings can be found on the reading list here. Closed Caption will be available.

Sessions time and date: Every Tuesday at 6:30pm-8:30pm CST, starting October 6 through November 17  (no session on Nov 3, Election Day).

Zoom link and meeting ID:
Meeting ID: 993 4567 3900
Passcode: 776381

Reading Schedule:
  • 10/06 – After the End of the World
    • W. E. B. Du Bois; “The Comet”(1920)
    • Saidiya Hartman; “The End of White Supremacy, An American Romance” (2020)
  • 10/13 – To The Stars and Back
    • Robert Sullivan; “Star Waka” (1999)
    • Lou Cornum; “The Space NDN’s Star Map” (2015)
    • Steven Montinar; “Afronaut” (2020)
  • 10/20 – Love in Times of Sickness
    • Octavia Butler; “Speech Sounds” (1983)
    • Carmen Marie Machado; “Inventory” (2017)
  • 10/27 – Post-Post-Knowledge
    • Alberto Vanasco; “Post-Boomboom” (1967)
    • Simon Ortiz; “Men on the Moon” (1999)
    • Ursula K. Le Guin; “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction” (1988)
  • 11/03 – NO SESSION; Election Day
  • 11/10 – Queerer Horizons
    • José Esteban Muñoz; “Feeling Utopia” (2009)
    • Cherríe Moraga; “Dreaming of Other Planets” (1993)
    • Sophia Al-Maria; “Tohu v’vohu (an echo)” (2019)
  • 11/17 – Abolition Fabulations
    • Lettie Prell; “Justice Systems in Quantum Parallel” (2017)
    • Angela Davis; “Abolitionist Alternatives” (2003)

Check out the full I Dreamed I Was A We reading list for further recommended readings!

This project was a selected project proposal submitted by Nat Pyper, Bárbara Baron, Julio Córdova, and Marissa Macias for the SCP+C 2020 open call program with the jury help of Santiago X. The SCP+C 2020 program is funded by the 2019 Propeller Fund Grant.

For any questions or further information please email us at info@chuquimarca.com

Nat Pyper is an alphabet artist working in video, performance, and publishing. In their work and writing, they use language as a sieve and they push the body through it. In addition to their studio practice, they also write sci-fi and research queer anarcho-punk zines of the late 80s and early 90s. They are a 2018 graduate of the Yale School of Art.

Bárbara Baron is a Brazilian interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago, IL. Her works often utilize obsolete media and explore themes such as memory, time and identity. By experimenting with abstractions of time and space existing within video, the artist creates amorphous narratives through registered memories – either collective or her own – with the intent of preserving herself: ‘becoming archive’ without limits. 

Julio Córdova is an artist and DJ. He DJs at venues including Berlin and Smart Bar Chicago. He also organized the Milwaukee-based club night Earth Angel and co-organizes the reggaeton night Agua de Rosas.

Marissa Macias is an artist and fashion designer based in chicago. Her garments can be described as sentimental ready-to-wear. Through one-of-a-kind Micro collections, her pieces aim to become tokens of magical empowerment to the wearer. Currently she is working on growing her brand M-037.

Chuquimarca, also known as Chuquimarca Projects, is a library project space focused on the Native, Mexican, Caribbean, and Central and South American contemporary art and culture discourse in Chicago.