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Performance, sound installation - Argentina

Sofia Medici and Laura Kalauz

IILA - Italo-Latin American Institute - Biennale Arte 2015

IILA - Italo-Latin American Institute - Biennale Arte 2015
Venice, Italy

SOFIA MEDICI | ARGENTINA
1974, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina
LAURA KALAUZ
1975, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland

Without title, 2014, sound installation
Courtesy: the artists

Ethnic group: Selk’ nam or Onas
Language: Selk’ nam (Ona)
Speaker: Lola Kiepja
Location: Tierra del Fuego
Population: 0
Level of extinction: total (except for people of mixed race)

The audio was recorded between 1966 and 1967 by Anne Chapman, French-American anthropologist who recorded chants and texts of the last representative of the Selk’ nam culture, Lola Kiepja (who, furthermore, was considered to be a Shaman by her group).
“Here I am singing
The wind carries me
I am following in the footsteps of those that have died
I have been allowed to come to the Mountain of Power
I have arrived at the great Mountain Range of the Heavens
The power of those who have died comes back to me
From infinity they have spoken to me”.

Details

  • Title: Performance, sound installation - Argentina
  • Creator: Sofia Medici, Laura Kalauz
  • Rights: Photo: M. Ciampa

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