Valparaíso Brushwood Garden

Feminist Structures: Networks and the Collective

Sibila Sotomayor Van Rysseghem (CL)

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One-actress experimental theatrical performance via webcam, in livestream format, where the original video component is visually transformed and processed in real time through Max/Msp Jitter, in a way that the resulting image is affected by the sound of the voice and body of the same performer, reacting to the energy, rhythm and/or dynamics of the speech and movements.


Sibila Sotomayor Van Rysseghem (CL)
Actress, graduated in theatre with a specialization in dramaturgy (Universidad de Valparaíso), and Master in sociology and anthropology (Université Catholique de Louvain). She is particularly interested in interdisciplinary methodologies, specifically regarding the link between social sciences and performance studies, both in relation to research and as a performer. She has dedicated the last years to research the articulation of feminist performance in Chile with the collective and political. She is one of the founders and member of colectivo LASTESIS; artistic, feminist and interdisciplinary group and creators of the performance un violador en tu camino (a rapist on your path). This performance denounces violence against women and people from the LGBTQIA + community, and was replicated in approximately 40 countries. Also, she has a broad trajectory and self-taught training in flamenco dance; she has worked as a playwright, director and actress on stage and audiovisual projects; and in the last year she has started to develop her proposal as dj espionaje.japonés. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Sciences (Universidad de Chile) and works as a lecturer and researcher (Universidad de Valparaíso).