Echoes: North… North

July 22, 2016 Encuentro 2016 (eXcéntrico: dissidence, sovereignties, performance) hosted by the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics. Photos available online. GAM Cultural Centre (Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral), Santiago, Chile. CONSTELACIONES embodies collective healing through kinship and vulnerability—rejecting isolation, silence, and disconnection in the face of trauma. Returning from the violent histories of the Atacama…

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Return Atacama

July 13, 2016 Ruta 21, Región de Antofagasta, Chile Thirteen of us set out from Santiago, following the Andes north through the Valparaiso and Coquimbo regions of Chile before encountering the vast, stark beauty of the Atacama Desert. After four days of travel along the route of Pinochet’s Caravan of Death we arrive at Calama.…

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Wrapping Atacama

April 16, 2016 Artlington Studios, Winnipeg Manitoba Wrapping and packing the vibrant forms is a necessary labour. It is also a precarious labour, that demands physical and affective care. A labour of release. It is difficult to send the sculptures ahead of us, not knowing if they will arrive intact or if they will be…

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Lake Winnipeg

January 23, 2016 On frozen Lake Winnipeg, CONSTELACIONES embarks on an embodied exploration of collective engagement through artistic process, risk-taking and vulnerability. Only four of us—Monica, Roewan, Christina and Helene—are able to make this journey. Doris is in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico. Her absence is a challenging presence—one that is at the crux…

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