Online_ Documentary screening (EN)

When: 07 – 13th June 2021
Where: Online, in this website

»Marcela Moraga & Salvemos el río Renaico«

museo de la democracia presents a video work by Marcela Moraga & Salvemos el río Renaico, part of an installation on display at the exhibition in nGbK gallery space. The video documentary produced in 2016 with this association and collective of young environmentalists denounces the collusion between the State and large companies for the indiscriminate exploitation of the Renaico River for the benefit of the timber, paper and pulp industries, among others, and to the detriment of the water flow, which has been progressively reduced for nearly ten years. This video production is part of the Museo Comunitario del Agua’s collection, along with old photographs and children’s drawings, among other vehicles of collective and environmental memory.

Marcela Moraga will be a participant of the panel discussion »The Long Day of the Communal Museums«, on Saturday 12th of June from 15h to 18h, representing the Museo Comunitario del Agua project.

Original idea: Salvemos el río Renaico and Marcela Moraga.
Image and editing: Miguel Rozas
Music: Rodrigo Prado – Mauricio Gutiérrez
Photography : Pablo Ocqueteau
Renaico, Chile 2016

The film Save Renaico River presents a two-year investigation conducted by with the activist group Salvemos el río Renaico (in Chile), where the residents narrate their memories and perceptions regarding the situation of the river today. The aim is to inform on the abusive water extraction by the forest industry. In the same way, it attempts to be a reminder of the emotional bonding between the Renaico community and their river.

This documentary has been produced in collaboration with the activist group and it belongs to the collection of the Water Community Museum, Renaico.    

Marcela Moraga / San Fernando, Chile, 1975
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Marcela Moraga (Chile) currently lives and works in Berlin. She studied visual art at the Universidad de Chile and at the Hamburg University of Arts (HFBK). In 2013 she completed the Postgraduate M.A. Course “Art in Context” at the Berlin University of the Arts (UDK). Marcela Moraga’s work includes actions, performances, videos, installations and textiles. She develops her projects in different urban spaces and landscapes, exploring the tension between culture and what we understand by nature. Her work has been shown internationally in galleries, museums and institutions, including: Ngbk Berlin (2021 DE),  Loop Barcelona (2020 ES), Villa Romana Florence (2019, 2020 IT); the Nuevos Medios Biennial Santiago (2015 CL); the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (2010 BR); the National Center for Contemporary Art Saint Petersburg (2008 RU) and TENT Centre for the Arts Rotterdam (2007 NL).