Video and photo collage, 2023
Digital Collage Serie, 2022 I’ve been working slowly on these collages, based on photos I’ve been taking during the transition from summer to autumn in the city. Here, the autumn light has a quality that still surprises and fascinates me. I’ve kept the process of writing, like a diary, documenting how I’m feeling and basic things I’ve done. If I don’t do it, I completely lose track of my existence. The name of this series is “The Contusion” because it’s related to the fundamental questions of existence, the ones characters in soap operas always ask themselves once they regain consciousness after a blow: “Who am I? Where am I?”
Visual research project.La Serena, Chile 2019- Charlottesville, USA, 2022.Part 1: Serie 6 digital collages and 3 digital video collages.Part 2 (Landing): Digital video, installation, Performance, and public engagement device. Astronaut Mom” started as a game between my kids and me during the worst and most isolating part of the COVID pandemic. My older son and I took a series of photographs using a toy astronaut helmet. Eventually, these games formed a collection of poorly focused, low-resolution, and crazy images, which became a way of poetic resistance for me, helping me to reframe the most difficult moments of my life as a mother. Through these pictures, I could reflect and begin a path to heal traumatic experiences related to obstetric violence, postpartum depression, and lonely, isolated maternity. Simultaneously, I could connect with the experiences of other moms and open the narrative. <<Mamá Astronauta__Digital Collages>> <<Mamá Astronauta__ Video Digital Collages>> <<Astronaut Mom__Landing>>Digital Video Astronaut Mom__Landing is the final chapter of the visual and collaborative investigation that concludes the “Astronaut Mom” series. Upon
Before I left college, I was convinced that I could never become a visual artist. It took me 15 years and the COVID pandemic to make me realize that I truly needed it, genuinely enjoyed it, and that it didn’t matter whether I was good or not. Long story short, thanks to the opportunity provided by Marcela Villanueva and Karne Kunst, I returned to experimenting with images and developed a means of expression that I continue to nurture. These were my initial attempts and a way to reconnect with my visual language using the tools at my disposal. Also, working deeply submerged in the motherhood, this images start to build my next project.