Valparaíso Brushwood Garden is an exercise to conceive an architectural common space for many artworks that symbolize different creative forms of life. Virtuality links artworks as different kinds of brushwood (words, images, sounds, letters, gestures…). Each brushwood tells a precarious story as a gesture of resistance and infinite value beyond artistic activity. The sprouted garden is the communication spot between all artworks, a place that allows them to live in dignity, opening a possible future for arts and better ways of inhabiting. In this sense, virtual space is an experimental material to conceive new territories.
Valparaíso Brushwood Garden
Valparaíso Brushwood Garden is an open task to envision a space in which creativity overcomes adversity and precariousness. Growing as brushwood in the wildlands, creativity always finds new materials to work with, new ways to survive, new forms to communicate ideas and create relationships, beyond economic approaches. This is an exercise to conceive an architectural common space for many artworks that symbolize several creative forms of life.
Words, images, sounds, letters, gestures… all different sprouts that coexist and share a common place, unknown to the official cartographies. Spaces, Ecologies, Memories and Resistances are the main concepts in which this virtual space has been conceived and built. Against precarization or any monolithic idea of experience, Brushwood Garden seeks alternatives to imposed mapping forms or ways of inhabiting, always forcibly separated or stacked, many of them considered truly brushwoods.
This sprouted garden is conceived as a communication spot between all artworks, a place that allows them to live in dignity, opening a possible future for arts and better ways of inhabiting. In this sense, virtual space is an experimental material to conceive new territories.
el violador eres tú is a small-format staging that, using the collage technique, links performance, sound and visual experimentation, with the aim of generating a graphic, visual and scenic assessment of theoretical essays that address gender issues from a feminist perspective. el violador eres tú is based on The Elementary Structures of Violence by Rita Segato (2003).
Gustavo Celedón (CL) Marcelo Raffo (CL) Verónica Francés (ES) Cristian Galarce López (CL)
Presenting a wide range of images of Valparaíso and exploring the city, this audiovisual capsule aims to elaborate Valparaíso Brushwood Garden as a concept, showing the current socio-political situation in our country, also presenting the contents of our project, featuring the artworks and artists from the Artistic Research Center.
Sibila Sotomayor Van Rysseghem (CL)
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.
Cristian Galarce López (CL)
Specially composed and designed for Ars Electronica 2020, this work will be performed at a distance from multiple locations and presented in a VR room. The sound sources are centralized in a single platform designed in Max/Msp, to perform Real Time Processing over six independent audio channels.
Sibila Sotomayor Van Rysseghem (CL), Gustavo Celedón Ph.D. (CL), Makis Solomos Ph.D. (FR), Adolfo Vera Ph.D. (CL)
Éthique, Politique, Esthétique et Écologies de l’art – In the round table “New technologies and artistic practices in a global crisis context: Ethics, Politics, Aesthetics and Art Ecologies de l’art texte d’une crise” we aim to reflect collectively about the role of new technologies and art in the current global context with its ethical, political, aesthetical and ecological implications.
Paul Hernández (CL), Marcelo Raffo (CL), Fabián Villalobos (CL), Verónica Francés (ES)
Documentary premiere followed by a talk: A brief excursion to Valparaiso streets that is shaped as an essay-documentary. This 30-minute film shows the city from the perspective of sound and silence, aiming to narrate us part of a hidden history, starting from missing or absent sounds that have disappeared by the passing of time and also, recently, due to confinement.
Verónica Francés (ES)
Did I invite you…? hits pause (II) on the imposed new normal to articulate a deeper timeline -millenia back (<<)-, while including multiple parameters -molecular or cosmic (@)- in the analysis.
Gustavo Celedón Bórquez (CL)
A documentary-essay film of an art-action made in Valparaíso, Chile, in December 2019. The country had risen without return against a ruthless neoliberal economy. On a ruin of irons, a metaphor about the ending of modernity, this small art-action makes a conjuration with the installation of a symbol that sentences a destiny of justice and equality.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Project Credits: Sibila Sotomayor Van Rysseghem; Verónica Francés; Collective LASTESIS; Paul Hernández; Fabián Villalobos; Marcelo Raffo Tironi Ph.D.; Gustavo Celedón Ph.D., Cristian Galarce López and the University of Valparaíso Artistic Research Center (CIA-UV).
Acknowledgements to: Makis Solomos Ph.D.; Adolfo Vera Ph.D.; Pablo Rojas Reyes; Nahuel Quiroga; Alejandro Lavanderos and Ensemble NES; University of Valparaiso Vice-Rectory of Research and Innovation; University of Valparaiso Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Thought, Culture, and Society (DEI-UV); and University of Valparaiso Architecture Faculty.
This project is a cooperation between the Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio, the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores | Gobierno de Chile and Ars Electronica.
The University of Valparaíso Artistic Research Center (CIA-UV) focuses on research, production and innovation in arts, particularly in film, theater, music, design and new media. The Center studies art as knowledge, both theoretical and practical, primarily on artworks, aesthetics, politics and society. Our current research projects involve New Media, Sound Art, Memory, Artistic and Cultural Heritage, Visual Arts, Film and Performance, based on artistic experimentation and creation.