Quiasma (2004)

Direction: Bárbara Santos, Clemencia Echeverri, Andrés Burbano and Santiago Ortiz.
Link to Bárbara Santos
Link to Santiago Ortiz

Part of an experimental work in search of a strategic system of registration and treatment of images and sound, which allows to examine the image of a social reality in constant formation. It is an organism that proposes to facilitate, open and channel the gaze to the territory where we live and is situated as an instrument of detection, listening and provocation. Through the audiovisual material, we enter as if we were stepping on unknown territory. We have classified it in an affective and intuitive way, in tune with the evaluation of its internal forces of the image and the hidden voice. The work is a lever, an attempt to discover, observe and collect our own; the vigorous and our own as a translation of voices, bodies and languages. An exercise where it has been necessary to take and return that which is inscribed and stranded.

The work method implied restructuring the way of approaching the region and its own activity, allowing the sound and visual recording devices to be filled with daily acts, gestures, routines, outbursts, tension, palate, scarcity, stories and playfulness; trying to superimpose relationships, faces and places. The ways of working were expanded to gather a diverse, fragmented material, full of questions. This system requires that each person who faces this result, arrange their own imaginative limits and personal location in front of what they see and go through, not only from what it implies for the Quiasma group, but for those who are invited to create new forms of interrelation of stories.

Experimental audiovisual project

  • Public collection of the MEIAC Museum, Spain
  • Supported by: Daniel Langlois Foundation


– Electronic Arts Festival, ISEA Helsinki, Stockholm and Tallinn, Estonia. 2004.

– Electronic Arts Festival, Banquete, Madrid. 2006.

– Ars Electronica. Germany. 2005.

– Artronica. Luis Angel Arango Library. Bogotá, 2006.

– Metal Residency. London. 2004.


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