The word ANALCO comes from the Náhuatl atl ‘water’, nalli ‘the other side’ y co ‘place’, in English it would mean on the other side of the river. Based on it’s meaning, the trans identity of ANALCO is described as a place in relation to another but not by itself, it does not want to merge but rather to define itself as a fluid on-going construction.
ANALCO PROJECT considers the transmission of local histories and experiences, a way of resisting the hegemonic constructions of truth (History), often supported by mass media unilateral visions. Situated in Helsinki, ANALCO PROJECT emerges in 2017 as a nomadic platform of self-definition, considering the construction of identity a fluid process that can be individual, collective and empowering as part of a decolonizing practice.
It gives visibility and welcomes artworks mainly based on performative practices (but not only) from different geographies and territories, through personal invitations and a permanent reception. It organises and facilitates live actions, video screenings, exhibitions and workshop events in small scale mainly in Helsinki, Finland (where it’s based) but it seeks to collaborate as well with other art collectives, festivals or spaces anywhere.
The project is independently run by artists.
It received funding from Kone Foundation 2017