artist testimonials 2021/22
ale wendorff/ painter
Lima, Peru - 2021
I had a great experience at Sachaqa, the space is excellent, the location, the fact that it's not easily accessible but you have to go up the hill and being so immersed in nature, I loved it. The studio is good and the accommodation in general too. I also run cultural spaces in Lima and know how exhausting it can be, I really appreciate that you manage Sachaca and that I have been able to spend a season there working quietly, honestly, it seemed like a good time there and I would like to return.
Ana Balcazar/ visual and mural artist
Lima, Peru - 2021
I went to the art residency in Sachaqa expecting lots of activities, but before I went there, I got ill from my knee, could not walk too much. Sachaqa was the perfect place to rest, to rest from the world… in another world.
I spend most of my time alone in Sachaqa reflecting, which I really appreciated, and in the company and with the help of Mathias, who made my days easier.
We have nice conversations with Trina as well, about the natural pigments, and about life, about my knee problems especially. I felt comfortable with just nature and my watercolors. Since I could not walk, I drew a lot.
I needed silence but the sounds of nature, every night was a wonderful experience to hear all beings full of life, and the bonfires, the power of the fire in the dark.
The amazon rainforest has a special energy, in Sachaqa I felt safe in solitude. I am very grateful for this opportunity.
I spent four weeks in Sachaqa from winter 2019 to 2020. The beauty of the place is just stunning. Everything is made beautifully simple and I hardly ever felt closer to nature. Every day I went hiking up to the mountain top and got inspiration from the wonderful forest and the breathtaking view over the valleys. Back in our little hut I was able to be very productive and wrote about five songs during my stay. The village is close by down the hill and provides food and very original places to eat. I did not meet Trina in person, as she was on vacation during my stay. But I felt close to her while taking care of the place and her cats. I can recommend Sachaqa to anybody who seeks calmness in nature and is looking for inspiration. I am deeply thankful for having stayed there.
So again thank you and best wishes from Berlin,