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CHRONOLOGICAL SUMMARY
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2005

 

The first piece of the peanut (still unnamed) is created as part of the exhibition PIEL: BARRO DESNUDO (SKIN: NAKED CLAY) at Olympus Cultural Center, Mérida Yuc. Mexico, in which visual artist Katrin Schikora explores the themes of fragility, vulnerability and her own need for human connection, after the sudden death of her husband and father of her daughter.

´PLEASE TOUCH´. With this sign Katrin asks visitors to her exhibition to interact with the pieces in her installations through touch. For her, her pieces are 'completed' through this interaction with the public.

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2006

Katrin takes a piece from her 'matatena' installation on a trip with family and friends to Europe, visiting Germany, France, Austria and Sweden, documenting their interactions in a wide variety of personal, social and environmental contexts.

Baptism of the piece in France: ´La cacahuète`

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2007

Viajes [trayectos] – Photography and installation exhibition at Centro de Artes Visuales, Mérida, Yucatán, México

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2007

Viajes [trayectos]

 

Peanut-themed dance performance by Tatiana Zugazagoitia (choreography and dance), original music by Sebastián Castagna.

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2008

Katrin participates in a ceramics symposium in CUBA and brings the original peanut and various photos from her travels to be exhibited.

 

  • Exhibition in the gallery of the UNEAC - National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, Camagüey

  • Delivery of the peanut to the young Cuban artist Samir Bernardez Cabrera

  • A few weeks after the official delivery of the peanut to Samir, the original piece STOLEN from the exhibition.

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2009

Faced with the theft of the original peanut sculpture, Katrin decides to produce several copies of the original piece.

 

Delivery of the first 'copy' peanut to Gary Klein who takes it to the US and begins to take and send photos of his piece.

Copies of the peanut are also given to visual artists Maribel Portela, Luis Carlos Barrios and Rafael Pérez y Pérez.

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First photograph of the peanut in USA, 

sent by Gary Klein

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2010

Invited and advised by the maestro Humberto Chávez Mayol, Katrin presents her paper "On the transformation of the object" at the Second International Peircean Semiotics Conference in Mérida, Yucatán, México, attempting an analysis of her own artistic project to clarify and better understand her own creative processes as well as their reception by the public, within the framework of thought of Lacanian psychoanalysis and Peircean semiotics. 

 

Production of 50 t-shirts with peanut images for sale during the congress event, as a fundraising initiative to buy a computer from Samir in Cuba. Given the news that the shirts are fading when they are washed for the first time, their sale is suspended and the objective of raising the resources for Samir's computer is not achieved. 

 

Exhibition of a series of photographs of peanuts in the Frontground gallery, Mérida, Yucatán.

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Preparation of the shipment of the peanut for FRAGILE

2010

Faced with insistent questions from several people if they can buy a peanut and what its price is, Katrin decides that the peanut cannot have a monetary price, but that its value consists in the resonance of a person with the piece.

2010

Katrin sends a peanut to the organizing committee of the International FRAGILE project, as a proposal for the centerpiece of the project. A piece of glass is chosen as the centerpiece, and no more is known about the destination of the peanut shipped.

 

2010 

Recording of the first testimonial videos of people who have had contact with the peanut.

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2012

Together with German scientist Ulf Weigel, Katrin develops the product ´aquapeanut®´, a peanut-shaped piece made of resonance ceramics (based on EM® technology developed by Japanese scientist Prof. Teruo Higa), which is used to enhance water vibrational qualities and vitality, sustainable agriculture and environmental, industrial and human health. 

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2010 – 2020

 

Katrin gives peanuts to Sofía Rodríguez and various artists and friends who resonate with the piece in different countries of the world, so they can work with them. Publication of photos sent on fb.

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2015

 

During a state of deep concern for the state of humanity and the planet, Katrin receives the revelation that the peanut can save the world. She cannot explain where this certainty came from, but she is deeply inspired to investigate and communicate the potential of the peanut she perceives. 

Keywords: Authenticity, Vulnerability, Co-creation, human potential, conscious evolution.

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2017

 

Creation of the series of images 'UFOs' (based on images taken from YouTube) to try to capture his vision of the possible impact of peanuts in the world.

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2010 – 2020

 

Several years of internal processes and a lot of patience to try to understand the next steps of the peanut in the world, and how its "superpowers" can be used for the greatest benefit of humanity. 

 

The emergence of the COVID 'pandemic' intensifies Katrin's search. 

 

She begins to represent peanut concepts in graphs and images, sharing them on social media.

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2020

Katrin understands that it is time for the peanut to be placed vertically instead of horizontally, representing the action of consciousness and union of the peanut in the world. 

First images in this position.

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2020

 

Katrin discovers and begins to study Human Design and the Genekeys as systems to understand and communicate her own internal processes and life purpose, as well as the current situation of humanity and a way out of the crisis through the release of creativity and energy, trapped in individual and collective shadows. 

 

Introduction of the Peanut Project motto: Life is Art | Art is Life (Life is Art | Art is Life) 

 

Katrin recognizes the need to be supported by a work team in order to take the peanut to take its place in the world.

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2021

 

Katrin begins to tell that she is working on the subject of a peanut that can save the world, recording people's responses to this comment on video.

 

She holds three face-to-face conferences (with video recording) on different aspects of the peanut project for the general public at the TAKTO @NUUP collective gallery, Mérida.

 

Founding of the Peanut Council: Katrin Schikora, Regina Tattersfield and Aarón Borrás. Humberto Chávez Mayol joins as an advisor in October 2021

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2022

New council constellation: Katrin Schikora, Humberto Chávez, Gibrán Corona and León Soto.

 

Through a collective research process, a theoretical framework is developed as the conceptual basis of the project, based on the texts of Gregory Bateson, Rupert Sheldrake, George Perec, Jeremy Rifkin, Ken Wilber, Nahon-Hemsley, Nicolas Bourriaud, José Luis Pardo , Mieke Bal, Pierre Levy and Paul Levy, among others.

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2022

Co-creation of new images that describe the vision and potential that the council perceives for peanuts in the world. 

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2022

After coming across several texts by Paul Levy on the concepts of Wetiko and the Buddhist tradition of Terma/Terton, Katrin establishes communication with him to talk to him about the peanut, suggesting that the origin of the peanut could be a terma, a suspicion that is confirmed by Paul. He explains to her that in the budhist tradition the Terton, in order to share the message of the terma he or she discovered, needs to complete the journey that the terma stands for herself. (Read more about Terma/Terton here)

Katrin sends a peanut to Paul in Portland, Oregon. 

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2023

Exhibition in the gallery TAKTO Design @NUUP collective reflecting all the stages of the project since its inception in 2005, concluding with the presentation of the Peanut Council's proposal for transformation.

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JUNE - JULY 2023

HUMAN LAB / LABOR MENSCH.

Six-week pilot program (by ZOOM and face-to-face) at Uersfeld Elementary School, Germany, with the aim of preparing children in their last year for the next stage of their lives.

 

"In this laboratory we explore ourselves. With the help of our peanut glasses we learn to look inward to connect with ourselves, and to help each other discover our individual and collective potential. 

We note our discoveries in our peanut notebooks.

We want to share our visible and hidden super powers with the world. We are the seed of our own future."

JULY 2023

Launch of the NFT collection.

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The technological tool of the NFT as a base that allows us to manage the participation of individuals in a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) and create a success story for the future of human cooperation and co-creation. 

See NFT page.

FEBRUARY 2024

Collective exhibition FOLLOWING THE TRACES OF THE FUTURE, featuring 28 national and international artists at NUUP colectivo, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. Coordination: Katrin Schikora

Participating Artists:

Águeda León, Alejandro Vélez, Alexa Torre, Andrea Salazar, Christian Sánchez Delgado, David Puc, Felipe "Filo" Correa, Gabriel Hernández, Gibran Corona, Heiko Hellwig, Humberto Chávez, James Bonachea, Joaquín de la Rosa, Katrin Schikora, Kurt Bösiger, Luis Frías Leal, Mark Vazquez-Mackay, "2259711412", Miguel Casco, Nicole Evaeart-Desmedt, Nubia Landell, Oscar Díaz, Pedro Massa, Ric Kokotovich, Rosana Toro, Sohobiit, WHOANKSY

Download complete catalog of works and texts

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