Online screening & talk with Carolina Saquel

When: 01. June 2021, 19:00 – 20:30h
Where: online / LIVE streaming

Carolina Saquel & Camila Marambio 2018
Season 1, 7 Episodes
Video and stereo sound

A conversation between artist Carolina Saquel and Teobaldo Lagos (Team museo de la democracia) to introduce one of the museum’s works: DISTANCIA, a series in 2 seasons of 7 chapters in which a group of artists and researchers embark on a journey to understand the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego in southern Chile. The production attempts to sublimate the genre of the video-essay and bring it into fiction. In the museum of democracy we show the first part, consistent of a  block of short chapters in which a “confabulation between activists, trees, ghosts, artists, scientists and the wind is thrown into the construction process of a road that crosses the main island of the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego”, as the artists explain in the frame of this auto-ethnographic process.
The first block of DISTANCIA will be streamed digitally during this event.

Carolina Saquel / Concepción, Chile, 1970
Lives in Paris

Based in Paris, Carolina Saquel is a visual artist and former lawyer.  In 2003 she is selected in Le Fresnoy (France), a two years program that focuses in the crossing fields between contemporary art and cinema. Saquel uses the moving image as medium for altering perceptions of temporality of seemingly unimportant events and natural subjects. Corporal gestures; the History of Painting and its genres; the observation of nature stripped of human presence; cinematographic, literary and documentary references are several points of departure for her work in video and photography.  Her work has transited from reflections on painting- the frame as a window to the world- to what could be considered a sculptural use of the moving image.  Her work is part of private and public collections and it has been shown in  exhibitions and film/video festivals and screenings around the world, Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris;  Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canadá; Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg; Grand Palais, Paris; Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris; Bloomberg Space, Londres; Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart.