Video and photo collage, 2023
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.