Eduardo de Albar Vera is a Mexican artist, actor, pantomime master, playwright and director who also likes to explore other mediums of art such as graffiti. He is committed to working with vulnerable communities and seeks to carry out projects with high quality yet low costs, for example by using recyclable materials and reused objects.
During the KulttuuriKauppila Artist-in-Community residency period, Eduardo works with the customers of Oulunkaari mental health services in Pudasjärvi and Ii on the Theatre to think project. The aim is to gain experience of creating a play and explore it as a method of expression of the experiences that mental health rehabilitators have in living as part of society.
“The project has seeked free expression through theatre to generate awareness and to encourage individual and collective analysis to get a better quality of life individually and socially,” de Albar Vera says of the project.
The result of the residency is a play with working title Forgotten – Unohdettu. Reading events are held both in Pudasjärvi on 26th and in Ii 28th of June.
The residency is part of the KulttuuriKauppila Artist-in-Community (KK AiC) residency programme developed in the Lähde! Empowering daily life with art -project.