Distancia is the first “episode” of a collaborative work between Soledad Pinto and artists Bernardo Zabalaga (Bolivia) and Aideen Barry (Ireland). It documents a performative exercise where a woman keeps on sending a message to the horizon.
The message is transmitted using the Semaphore flag signaling system, in which each position of the flags and body represents a letter. The content of the message consists of a request for shortening the distance between "here" and "there".
The work explores ideas related to communication through gestures and minimum body movements, the maximization of technology, and the semantic potential that emerges from their economic combination with a symbolically/materially austere landscape.
Distancia can be played here: www.vimeo.com/248925883
Batuco Arte Contemporáneo, Batuco, Chile