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dre jácome | Earthseed

On View: May 17 – June 15, 2024

Location: MoCADA Abolition House, House 7a Nolan Park, Governors Island

Artist: dre jácome

Collaborators: Ximena Violante


Earthseed is an experimental immersive archive by dre jácome inspired by Mixeca Temezcal sweat ceremonies and the protective form of pinecones. The sculpture, structure, and installation houses intimate land/body stories shared between artist dre jácome and longtime collaborator, Ximena Violante.

Earthseed aims to reimagine an archive where stories are stored and protected as medicine through landback protocols in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle. 

In collaboration with Ximena Violente.


Materials: Plywood, Resin, Laptop, Speakers, Bamboo, LED Lights, Capacitive Sensor, Pantyhose, Clothing Wire

Dimensions: 96 in x 102 in

May 18 @ 12pm – 6pm |  Opening Reception | MoCADA Abolition House with music by DJ Freedem | ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR

To visit the Earthseed installation, visit us at MoCADA Abolition House at House 7A Nolan Park on Governors Island.

This installation will be on view at MoCADA Abolition House is open Friday – Sunday 12-6 PM from May 17 – June 15, 2024. Admission is free for all ages.


dre jácome is a transdisciplinary storyteller weaving across land-based and digital technologies. as a child of the andes mountains, Magdelena river, and Georgia red clay, she has been a lifelong student studying the subversive healing technologies found on the land and body. inspired by magical realism and the survival arts of everyday living, her work aims to oppose and propose experimental counter archives that honor and defend BIPOC intimate knowledge systems held in story, nature, and recovering cosmologies. with her background as a trained herbalist, historian, and cultural organizer, she grounds her creative storytelling projects with relational methods including archival research, oral history, critical ethnobotany, and partnerships with community organizations and chosen family. she works across mediums including design, poetry, assemblage, computation, video, audio, and installation. she is the child of Colombian and Kichwa-Ecuadorian immigrants.

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Made possible thanks to generous gifts from:

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs on behalf of NYC City Council, New York State Council of the Arts and Governor Kathy Hochul, and The Ford Foundation



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