A Nomadic Research Program in Tierra del Fuego / Un programa nómade de investigación en Tierra del Fuego

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Distancia

Just released: This week’s teaser for Distancia, a TV/web series in production by Ensayo #3 collaborators. DISTANCIA Tierra del Fuego 2018, Original Version in Spanish, subtitled in English, color, 6 episodes. Director: Carolina Saquel/ Assistant Director: Camila Marambio/ Camera: Philippe Eustachon, Patricio Riquelme, Carolina Saquel/… Keep Reading

Field Notes/Video

Distancia

Just released: This week’s teaser for Distancia, a TV/web series in production by Ensayo #3 collaborators. DISTANCIA (Distance) Tierra del Fuego 2018, Original Version in Spanish, subtitled in English, color, 6 episodes. Director: Carolina Saquel/ Assistant Director: Camila Marambio/ Camera: Philippe Eustachon, Patricio Riquelme, Carolina… Keep Reading

Field Notes/Video

Dreamworlds of Beavers

In Tierra del Fuego, beavers are strangely invisible, and simultaneously ever-present. They are fleeting. One rarely sees a beaver, as they spend their days hidden under tannin-dark waters. Instead, only trace impressions. Rows of chew marks on the bark of a fallen tree. Castoreum’s oily… Keep Reading

Ocean Seminar on Røst

Røst, Lofoten, Norway/ Sapmí. June 27th – July 1st, 2017 A four day ocean seminar hosted by Røst AiR, where artists and scientists speak about their research and work which is directly connected to the ocean in one way or another. From the perspective of… Keep Reading

Coastal Curriculum in Coney Island

This short film was produced as the result of a series of workshops with a group of teenagers from the New York Aquarium’s Wildlife Conservation Corps, which focuses on public-facing science and ocean advocacy projects. Led by the Aquarium’s artist in residence Christy Gast, they… Keep Reading

Recordar SSSS

En español recordar viene del latín, cordis, y significa volver a pasar por el corazón. Algunas semanas después de nuestro taller SSSS en el Victoria College of the Arts Secondary School Camila y yo nos juntamos a rememorar. A volver juntas a pasar por la… Keep Reading

Diary/Field Notes

Distancia

Coming soon… DISTANCIA (Distance) Tierra del Fuego 2018, Original Version in Spanish, subtitled in English, color, 6 episodes. Director: Carolina Saquel/ Assistant Director: Camila Marambio/ Camera: Philippe Eustachon, Patricio Riquelme, Carolina Saquel/ Sound Design: Ariel Bustamante/ Sound Engineer: Sebastian Arce/ Art Direction: Maria Luisa Murillo/… Keep Reading

Field Notes

Tánana

We are pleased to share the trailer for Tánana, a documentary by our associates in Puerto Williams. ___________ TÁNANA, estar listo para zarpar en lengua yagán, es el regreso de Martín González Calderón al corazón del archipiélago del cabo de Hornos. Don Martín es un artesano yagán,… Keep Reading

Essays/Field Notes

Coastal Curriculum

Part of a slow process of weaving experiences, ideas and dreams in Narrm Melbourne this is an offering from Sarita Gálvez and Camila Marambio to the rest of the Coastal Curriculum pods (New York, Norway, Tierra del Fuego). First conceived of as a manifesto, today… Keep Reading

Diary/Field Notes

Notas sobre geografía humana

Y qué quiere decir “geografía humana” ? Viaje a Tierra del Fuego.  Mediados de noviembre 2016. Santiago, Punta Arenas, Cerro Sombrero ( ENAP), Porvenir, Vicuna, Caleta Maria, Punta Arenas, Santiago. Un viaje improbable – debido a lo próximo en el tiempo con el viaje de enero 2015.… Keep Reading

Essays/Field Notes

The Trouble with Tourism

Kiko Anderson of Caleta Maria, at the terminus of the Pan-American Highway in Tierra del Fuego, asks us to consider this essay by Steven Hollenhorst et al. on appropriately-scaled tourism in remote and ecologically sensitive places: Finally, Steven Hollenhorst, the Dean of Huxley College, and… Keep Reading

FLUX

FLUX Cecilia Vicuña (Chile), Camila Marambio (Chile), Rob Thorne (NZ), Dylan Martorell, Jacqui Shelton, Richie Cyngler, Brendan Walls, Matt Warren, Pip Stafford, Ragtime Frank, Omahara, lighting installation by Jason James. A project by Liquid Architecture and the Unconscious Collective. Ensayistas Cecilia Vicuña and Camila Marambio… Keep Reading

Why Listen to Animals?

Why Listen To Animals? The possibilities of meaning when we listen to animals and they listen to us. THU 29 Sep – SAT 22 Oct 2016 7PM-10PM West Space Level 1/225 Bourke St, Melbourne Wheelchair Accessible FREE This experimental project by Liquid Architecture reframes English… Keep Reading

Essays/Field Notes

Admiralty Sound Expedition Report

In Tierra del Fuego, where the Atlantic meets the Pacific, land and sea are not so much interwoven as fractured—splintered and shattered. At the southern terminus of the Andes, it is as if the mountains are using the remainder of their geological force to dive… Keep Reading

Field Notes/Research

Ensayos Network–A Web of Ideas

By Denise Milstein I joined in the Ensayos collaborative in the summer of 2015. By then, the group had been collecting a multi-media archive of its discussions, experiments, and activities for over four years. It was time to take stock of the paths Ensayos had… Keep Reading

Field Notes

Open House – Exhibition in the Artist Cabin

During Randi Nygård and Karolin Tampere´s stay as artists in residence in the scientist village Ny-Ålesund in Spitsbergen, they got an request from the local Air traffic controller to make an exhibition. Taking on this challenge they invited residents and scientists of the town to an… Keep Reading

Field Notes/Poetry

Cecilia Vicuña: 5 poemas Selk’nam

En los ochentas y noventas yo pasaba largos meses del año en Buenos Aires, participando de una comunidad de pensadores de la amerindia. Gracias a nuestro amigo José Pérez Gollán, director del Museo Etnográfico de la UBA, conocí la obra de Anne Champan sobre los… Keep Reading

Essays/Field Notes

Trans América

By Christy Gast for the Miami Rail March 2016 On December 26 I set off for a trip mas allá del fin, beyond the end of the world, with the Ensayos research and residency program in Tierra del Fuego. There, the Andes shatter toward Antarctica,… Keep Reading

Field Notes/Video

Untitled (High Waters)

Commission for “Wild living resources belong to society as a whole”, group show at Kurant, Tromsø, Norway, march 2016 Triggered by « A Descent into the Maelstrom » short story by Edgar Allan Poe, the video Untitled (High Waters ) relates to my interest in nature… Keep Reading

LE CHERCHEUR ET SES DOUBLES

The Director of the Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, Emilie Villez, took part in a seminar about artistic research organized by Sandra Delacourt, Katia Schneller, and Vanessa Theodoroupoulou. Villez spoke about her involvement in the exhibition “Beyond the End” at Kadist in 2014. The transcription… Keep Reading

Field Notes/Press

Ensayos en el fin del mundo

Por cinco años, un programa de investigación ha explorado nuevas maneras de aportar a la conservación de la biodiversidad de Tierra del Fuego integrando el punto de vista del arte y las ciencias sociales en un ámbito que es mayoritariamente científico y eco-político. Article on… Keep Reading

Diary/Field Notes

Caleta Maria Diary

Julián Donas Milstein, age 10–There is a large field, bugs and animals in the tall grass that surrounds me. The grass prickles my skin. The ground mushy, old charcoals from a campfire long gone. An icy peak, towering over the landscape. What adventures await? As my eyes… Keep Reading

Field Notes

Geir Tore Holm-Stronger than Stone

Geir Tore Holm Exerpt of performance transcript Stronger than Stone, Saskatoon/ Trials of an Archipelago, BHQF, NYC (2015): SO RICH. SO GREAT. SHE SO GREAT! IN THE OCEANS IS THE ORIGIN I COME FROM THE GULF STREAM WATERS OH, IT´S SO HOT! I AM THE… Keep Reading

Ensayo #3 Sesión de trabajo

Sesión de trabajo Ensayo # 3 Bruce High Quality Foundation, NYC, noviembre 2015 Camila Marambio (Cma), Carla Macchiavello (CM), Carolina Saquel (CS) elaborando sobre un manifiesto, televisión, referencias, direcciones posibles (transcripción que mantiene el tono coloquial, las risas, los modismos chilenos) CM…a comunicar lo de la… Keep Reading

Field Notes/Interview

Interview with Tara McDowell

By Camila Marambio for the for the Miami Rail This conversation took place on two different occasions at the same restaurant in Fitzroy, Melbourne, in February and early March 2015. The curiosity that sparked this exchange is the recent move by the art historian and curator… Keep Reading

Field Notes/Interview

Cecilia Vicuña with Camila Marambio

During Cecilia Vicuña’s recent busy visit to Santiago, Camila Marambio spoke with her at her childhood home. The relaunching of her 2006 LP “Kuntur Ko” by the independent New York record label Hueso Records brought her home to offer a series of timely performances and… Keep Reading

Christy Gast Wins Art Matters Grant

Christy Gast was awarded a grant from the Art Matters Foundation to develop a scent in order to facilitate communication between humans and beavers in Tierra del Fuego. The project, Dear Enemy, will be developed with Ensayos collaborators at the Institute for Art and Olfaction in… Keep Reading

Field Notes/Press

Beyond the End

At Paris Kadist Art Foundation an experimental format, based on cooperation between scientists, artists and members of the local community, analyzes how species inhabit an area and alter the natural and cultural space of the other species in the Tierra del Fuego. By Giusy Checola… Keep Reading

Paris Work Week, Amanda Piña

Work-week: Amanda Piña’s performances Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, June 11, 2014 Inspired by the performative practices of “Fake Healing” and “Les Soins esthétiques” developed by choreographers Jennifer Lacey and Keith Hennessy, the performer and choreographer Amanda Piña led two explorations on Tuesday and on Thursday, conceived… Keep Reading

Paris Work Week, Laura Ogden at Sciences Po

Work-week, day 6: Laura A. Ogden, “Speculative Wonder at the World’s End” Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, June 10, 2014 Friday’s talk at Sciences Po – with a large audience including members of Sciences Po’s SPEAP program and Nanterre University’s “Chantiers de l’écologie politique“ seminar, organised… Keep Reading

Paris Work Week, Fabienne Lasserre

Screening of Paris is Burning and presentation by Fabienne Lasserre June 3, 2014 Encouraging us to look and think beyond immediate geographical and cultural contexts to reflect on gender relations and the ways in which they may come into being, be maintained and affect a… Keep Reading

Field Notes/Interview

Bruno Latour Interview

By weaving anthropology, sociology, and philosophy, the French thinker Bruno Latour has positioned himself at the frontier of Science Studies, a flexible and searching response to the Anthropocene. This September, he spoke to Miami Rail contributor Camila Marambio about dance, the climate, and the importance of… Keep Reading

Ensayo #1 – Why Are You Here?

At Lago Blanco, during the first Ensayos residency, participants answer the question: Why are you here? Juan Pablo Langlois, Chilean artist Camila Marmabio, Chilean curator and Ensayos founder Geir Tore Holm, Norwegian artist Ivette Martínez, Chilean activist and educator Daniela Drouget, WCS Chile marine biologist… Keep Reading

Field Notes/Poetry

A Poem, a Presentation

Melissa Memory’s presentation during the first Ensayo: For much of the history of humans, People have used the landscapes around them to achieve their own ends. As people began to build cities, the wild places disappeared within and along the edges. Until all of the… Keep Reading

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