Feb 4: Soanacion with Azul

Feb 04, 2023

Soanacion is part of the free Spring 2023 Workshop Series at Liberated Planet Studio.


‘Soanacion’ is a daughter of the words ‘healing’ and ‘sounding’ in spanish.

Soanaciones are an invitation to engage with our voice as a (collective) organ and as a living entity -both part of ourselves and beyond-.  The workshop will evoke an spatiality of care from a place of deep listening and intuitive responding. In this space singing is not looking for validation or pre-packaged, consumable projections of beauty; instead it is were we place our bodies as offerings in the service of resonance.

Azul Carolina Duque (they/she) was born and raised in Colombia, and is currently a settler in Coast-Salish territories (colonially known as Vancouver). She is a member of the Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures Collective and her artistic practice invites relating to embodied sound(ing) as a tool for re-membering ourselves out of our collective denials. These explorations are informed by her training as a death doula and a mime. She is also learning about how to walk the path of relating to music as a living entity, as opposed to a product to be consumed or exploited for validation. She is the producer of the ‘En Cuidado da terra’ podcast series, a conversation with Indigenous Elders on the paradoxes of sustainability. Azul is also participating in the Artist Digital Residency as part of the PWIAS Catalyst Program focusing on the Climate and Nature Emergency.

Launched by 2022 Catalyst Wall Scholar, Ayasha Guerin and supported by the PWIAS Catalyst Collaboration Fund, Liberated Planet Studio provides practice space and a free Saturday workshop series for artists and activists interested in ecological and movement research at the intersections of social and environmental justice.