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The Burst of Things / Where are we standing?

María Ignacia Court (CL), Trinidad Piriz (CL)

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Let the unknown appear

Border Podcast is a multimedia platform which hosts our six-part podcast The Burst of Things, its first sound series. Each episode tells the history of Chile’s social movements from the perspective of the objects that shaped them: the saucepans that were banged in the streets, the yellow vests worn by protesters, the turnstile that was vaulted over by students refusing to pay fares, the face masks worn on marches, and a unique interview at a retired Police Weapons Rehabilitation Center. The final episode was Constitutional Therapy, where the current Chilean Constitution, created in the middle of Pinochet’s dictatorship, decides that it is ready to heal its past and go to therapy. The social convulsion followed by the global pandemic has forced us to change many of our habits and priorities, overcoming our reluctance to change and relinquish what was known or normal. Each of us has had to look inward, to understand what is not working anymore and how we might stand again. So we came up with the question, Where are we standing right now? We see that we are lost and that maybe it’s time to face it. Where are we standing? takes as its starting point the Constitutional Therapy podcast episode, and continues the journey of this lost Constitution through the production of a film essay/interactive performance that is accessible online. We want to explore issues of uncertainty, loss, memory and desire. Where are we standing? will interrogate the notion of not-knowing being a driver towards science, art and self-transcendence. It will invite the user to be part of this reflection.

Border Podcast is formed by a multidisciplinary team, created by: María Ignacia Court, a Chilean filmmaker, producer and academic exploring the intersection of documentary and new media. Co-producer and Co-Director of the award-winning interactive documentary Quipu Project. She directs Mucha Media Production company. Trinidad Piriz, a Chilean artist, writer and director who creates plays and performances. Her work centers around autobiographical material: Home, Helen Brown, Fin, Coro. She works at the borders of theater, music and sound.


María Ignacia Court (Co Director, Producer), Trinidad Piriz (Co Director, Scriptwriter), Paola G. Olea (Designer, UX), Javier Garay (Designer, UX), Benjamín Villalobos (Scriptwriter, Camera), Nicolás Aguirre (Sound Designer, Music), Francisca Miles (General Producer), Matthew Brown (Historian), Jael Valdivia (Editor), Franco Sanguinetti (Camera).

Produced by Mucha Media with the support of the University of Bristol, Goethe Institut, Brigstow Institute and Centro Nave.

The participation of artists and gardens in Chile is the result of a collaboration between Ars Electronica and the Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio and the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores | Gobierno de Chile.