The Mapuche artist Paula Baeza Pailamilla (*1988, lives and works in Santiago, Chile) centers her practice in the recuperation of ancestral knowledge. In performances, workshops, and videos she enganges the audience with Mapuche culture as a means to contrast the social and ecological modern condition. Natural and urban spaces are occupied in her works by the bodies of Indigenous women in actions that address a condition of invisibility in the context where they live today, displaced from their originary territories.
In her essay „Anümn/Plantar“, published by Do Nothing Curating, Paula Baeza Pailamilla discusses the turning relationships between the colonial project, the Mapuche territory, and monuments. During her residency in Zurich she developed a new site specific performance, curated by Do Nothing Curating and supported by School of Commons.
This window screening will premiere the video footage of her recent performance, together with previous videos: Wüfko (2019), Que no nos quiten la voz (2018) and Mongeley Taiñ Dungun (2018).