Stories of Beginnings (“Historias de comienzos”, original title in Spanish) examines a frequent and unavoidable question for any visual artist: how, where, and when to start a work of art? In order to explore this problem, in this project I open my own practice to question by engaging directly with the experiences of beginning of a number of colleagues. The work consists in a virtual dialog between two elements: (i) an audio piece composed of fragments of voices of contemporary Chilean artists who speak about the beginnings of specific artworks, and (ii) the video of a performance in which I walk through the building of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Chile, using a topographic tripod as a walking device. Both pieces configure a nonlinear story about the perplexities and difficulties involved in the work of beginning anew.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Parque Forestal, Santiago, Chile (2016)