After collaborations with institutions such as the Ethnological Museum Vienna (Weltmuseum Wien) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago (MAC), the first TIF field lab and forum in Yendegaia National Park in March 2023, the geographical mirrored experience with the field lab in Northern Germany (Rügen, September 2023) and the knowledge transfer and training programme at La Leñera Cultural Centre in Valdivia (December 2023), the different lines of activities – which include fieldwork, research, artistic production, mediation and education – now converge in the Terra Ignota Forum hosted by the Universidad de Magallanes in Punta Arenas.
The exhibition was inaugurated on the last day of setup, thus reinforcing the idea of a work in process and the intention to play with the temporal and spatial dimensions in which the installation was assembled.
An open sewing workshop that invited Valdivian women activist collectives (Club de Estampa and Tejido Conectivo Líquido) to discuss our practices and knowledge. Together, we created a pocket pattern to make emergency pants.
Building on the initiative proposed by Barrios Bajos Gallery during the open installation days, we organized a radio workshop where we shared technical tools and participation strategies, focusing on the practice and culture of radio. Leading up to the arrival of Terra Ignota in Valdivia, Barrios Bajos Gallery, in collaboration with the Regional Secretariat of Cultures, Arts, and Heritage of the Ríos region, carried out the project ‘Los Ríos: Visual Territory IV.’ This project included an artistic residency aimed at platforms and spaces for programming and coordination of visual arts in the region, whether public, private, or self-managed.
The installation created for the woodshed was conceived as a hyper-organism, an ecosystem that welcomed various cultural and social agents from the city of Valdivia. It is a transparent and transformable being according to the needs of its inhabitants, subsidized by water, electricity, and spaces designed with the purpose of creating a platform for the discussion of ideas and the construction of creative spaces. A dystopian and self-generative entity to imagine a potential cultural exchange zone in an uncertain time between the past and the future.
SONIC ISLANDS– Mirrored perceptions between Tierra del Fuego + Rügen March and September 2023
SONIC ISLANDS focuses on the various auditory aspects of the TERRA IGNOTA project and is part of TIF 2023/24. We are interested in the meaning of sound as a semantic system and as a form of artistic articulation. Questions about origin, identity, intercultural understanding but also about perception, legibility and interaction with the environment, social processes and structures beyond visually connoted reference systems are the subject of our joint research. Listening and making audible to stimulate changes of perspective in the process of artistic research and knowledge production as well as in communicating to an audience.