Weaving Realities is an artist collective from Amsterdam founded in 2019 by Yuchen Li and Aldo Ramos. Participatory performances and stories are used as vehicles to initiate conversations and build community. Central to their work is the concept of ‘Sentipensar’, or ‘thinking through feeling’: in this way they diversify ways of knowing, going beyond the purely cognitive and extending to the senses, memory and intuition. Ingredients such as cocoa, rice, sugar or spices are part of their palette and are viewed through a decolonial lens. The kitchen is a space for rethinking our own positions. Cooking becomes a form of resistance, eating together an act of healing.
Aldo Ramos is a griot, a traveller-poet, a storyteller and an artist. His practice is directed towards social healing, as reconstitution, reparation and protection of ancestral knowledges. His practice is a service, an action of offering, a giving back to Earth that is shaped by the experience of listening. Yuchen Li is visual / performance artist based in Amsterdam. Reflecting on our hyper-consumerist society, her work focuses on telling stories outside of the dominant narratives, through the politics of food.