The particularity of the experience of the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic in Chile was marked by the historical singularity of being preceded by a social revolt, identified as the greatest crisis that the country has had since the return to democracy in 1990. The crisis would be resolved politically, in the agreement to plebiscite a New Constitution. The Chilean population took to the streets from October 18th, 2019, maintaining the protest until the beginning of March 2020. There were approximately 150 days of sustained protest. This social unrest was further aggravated by the violence of the State agents sent to confront the population, mainly the young people who were the main protagonists. Chileans returned to live with the military in the streets, curfews, assassinations, reports of torture, sexual abuse as a form of repression, destruction of the city and a growing polarization of public opinion.
The experience of these events oscillated between the erotic energy of change – added to the feeling of collective reunion – and the Thanatic energy of the repression of power frightened by the size of the discontent and the cohesion of the population. In this way, an erotic/thanatic intensity of society unfolds in October 2019 and shapes a collective outburst generating a permanent protest. The events represent the imminent fall of the Constitution in force in Chile, drawn up during the dictatorship. The work SINDEMIA tries to shed light on this energy, through the analysis of the protest and its elements, resorting to collaborators who bring together disciplines, knowledge and experiences that will illuminate different aspects of it.
SINDEMIA calls on different disciplines, knowledge and experiences to think about the phenomenon of protest, the collective, resistance, violence and rebellion with the aim of analyzing:
WHAT HAPPENED? HOW DO WE NARRATE IT? HOW DO WE PROCESS IT? HOW DO WE SYMBOLIZE IT?
And in this way to be able to affirm, this did happen and it will not be erased, thinking the exercise of art as an anti-erasure action, in the sense of generating joint and civil knowledge, that the right to analysis, complaint and story is taken.
25 de Octubre 2019 (2021) - Voluspa Jarpa
Los Estamos Grabando (2021) - Voluspa Jarpa
Voluspa Jarpa. Finalista al Premio Julius Baer. Artistas latinoamericanas.
¡GANADORA 'Premio Julius Baer a artistas latinoamericanas'!: Voluspa Jarpa.
'Sindemia' de Voluspa Jarpa: Resistencia, malestar social y violencia.
Inauguración Ciclo Expositivo 'Conversación al Sur: Mothers and Shadows'.
Opening talk with the artists Alba Triana, Luz Lizarazo and Voluspa Jarpa and the chief curator of MAMBO, Eugenio Viola.
El detrás de la Exposición 'Sindemia' y el fenómeno de la 'des-monumentalización'
Conversatorio 'Sindemia' con Voluspa Jarpa, Eugenio Viola e invitados especiales.
JULIUS BAER ART PRIZE LATIN AMERICAN FEMALE ARTISTS - INAUGURAL EDITION
CURATED BY: EUGENIO VIOLA
- Relato del estallido (Narration of the Social Outburst)
Large format print on adhesive vinyl
- 25 de Octubre 2019 (October 25, 2019)
- Los estamos grabando (You are on camera)
- Informes DD.HH. (HH.RR. Reports)
12 folders with printed documents
- Violeta Molyneux
Será feminista o no será (It shall be feminist or won’t be)
- Estudios de la Sindemia en inmediaciones de Plaza Dignidad (Syndemic studies around Dignidad Square)
Polyptych. 13 digital prints on paper and 20 prints on burnished aluminium
- Testigos y testimonios Chile/ Colombia
(Witnesses and Testimonies Chile/ Colombia)
Polyptych. 61 photographic prints with manual intervention and 5 tablets with audios and videos
- Los estamos grabando 2 (You are on camera 2)
- Árboles baleados y troncos como cuerpos
(Shot trees and trunks as bodies)
9 large format photos printed on adhesive vinyl and 16 cardboard tubes lined with adhesive vinyl and shot
- Bitácora de la memoria histórica (Historical memory log)
Wooden desk and stool with paper roll for writing
- Siluetas (Silhouettes)
60 figures printed on micro- perforated canvas and cut out
- Láseres X Perdigones (Lasers X Buckshot)
5 acrylic and aluminum devices with laser beams, 12 acrylic supports distributed in 12 hanging modules with 14,250 8mm round lead weights, 569 10mm gold plated and lacquered spheres, nylon thread and metal hooks