September 18 - 19, 2020
“This Fall, artist Pamela Martinez, recipient of the 2020 Luminaria Artist Foundation Grant in the Performing Arts category, debuts Teletextile: Artemisia, a series of immersive performances inspired by the healing power of nature, the big open sky of Texas, and the iconic San Antonio River. The first performance in the Artemesia series will be COVID Care Package, a touchless healing experience for the San Antonio community. Individuals will have the opportunity to learn about healing plants, pick up a small COVID self-care package and do an optional 10-minute reiki healing ritual outdoors. COVID Care Package will take place September 18 & 19, 2020 outdoors at S.M.A.R.T. of the 1906 Art Complex,1906 S. Flores St., San Antonio, TX, 78204. All activities will be touchless, outdoors, socially distanced, and for mask-wearing participants only. Admission is free. Those who wish to participate MUST schedule a ten-minute appointment between the hours of 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm via this link http://bit.ly/TeletextileArtemisia. COVID Care Packages spots limited to 90 (including special needs by mail).
Teletextile: Artemisia is part of a cumulative project that will culminate in the final performance Teletextile: Estafiate. The overall concept of this performance series is to give people resources and ideas to help them through this intensely transformative time of stress, sickness, and loss while previewing a composition of music-centered theater in progress for Luminaria. The immersive theater Pamela Martinez creates and the music she composes are integral elements of her personal healing journey. Her desire is to pass on these healing elements through performance. Teletextile hosts monthly online sound bath meditations via Facebook LIVE and Instagram Live from Mercury Project Contemporary Art Space. The Online Sound Bath Sept 20, 2020 will be a plant-inspired meditation as a continuum of COVID Care Package. These online sound baths are free and open to all but donations are accepted via Venmo @teletextile.
Pamela Martinez is a musician in healing, immersive performer and creator, reiki master, and composer specializing in deep listening, sound baths, and sonic expressions with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Berklee College of Music in Boston. She is a San Antonio native who spent the last 18 years performing and creating primarily in Brooklyn, NY, but she has recently begun calling the River City home again. Pamela created The Teletextile Ritual Arts Ensemble, a cast of rotating collaborators that weaves together a tapestry of music, movement, reiki, and other healing rituals to create a mixture of performance and wellness practice. Teletextile will include the following artists for COVID Care Package: Chris Castillo, Mark Gurrola, Willow Gibbons, Gustavo Garcia, Elizabeth Dixon, Victor Borjas and Chuck Robinson. Martinez passes on the craft of music and wellbeing by teaching and leading workshops at the Teletextile Studio (SATX) located at Mercury Project Contemporary Art Space. www.teletextile.org Instagram @teletextile www.facebook.com/teletextile
Creation of this work was made possible in part by an award from the Luminaria Artist Foundation with funding provided by the Department of Arts & Culture of the City of San Antonio.”
Artist talk: September 14, 2020
1906 S. Flores
San Antonio, 78204 Texas