SCB2019_artists_Letelier_Moreno

Caliche Crystals is a video performance that enlarges a real-time view of the dynamic and symmetrical crystal growth of sodium nitrate under a microscope. It provides a reflection on the molecular geometry of this resource, from which its natural sedimentation in the Atacama Desert has been subject of scientific controversy: is not clear whether it has been formed by sea spray and oxidation, or as a consequence of volcanic activity. The video projection of a real-time microscopic performance will enable an experience consisting of a dialogue between a molecular process, a sound composition and the architectural aspect of the Stavanger concert hall, where a myriad of symmetric compositions will begin to develop in a water drop.

Concept: Michelle-Marie Letelier
Collaboration: Kalma
Scientific consultancy: Lab:Present, Technische Universität Berlin


BIOGRAPHY

Michelle-Marie Letelier (Chile, 1977) lives and works in Berlin. Her installations, photographs, videos and drawings encompass orchestrated transformations of natural resources, alongside extensive wide-ranging, interdisciplinary research into the landscapes where their exploitation and speculation take place. Her work juxtaposes different epochs, regions and societies, examining political-economic, historical and cultural aspects. Since establishing in Berlin in 2007, she has focused her research on five resources: coal, copper, saltpetre, wind and, more recently, Atlantic salmon, in order to create a poetic work applying their properties - such as electrical conductivity, crystallisation and liveliness. In her practice, she experiments with chemical and physical transformation processes that produce the artworks themselves, as well as their poiesis, beyond the extractive industry and its forms of control. Michelle-Marie Letelier obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 2000 and has participated in postgraduate programmes such as Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT (Berlin) and as guest student in the Experimental Media Design studies at the Universität der Künste (Berlin). Her work has been shown internationally in galleries, museums and institutions, among others: CNB Contemporánea (Buenos Aires); Monumento a Los Héroes (Bogotá); El Museo de Los Sures (New York); Stiftelsen 3,14 (Bergen); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago); Cini Foundation (Venice); Errant Bodies (Berlin); Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago); Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda (Santiago), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago) and Kommunale Galerie Charlottenburg (Berlin). She has been a resident at ISCP (NYC, 2014), USF (Bergen, 2017), Kunstnerhuset (Svolvær, 2018), Magallanes2020 (Punta Arenas, 2018), ISLA (Antofagasta, 2018) and Troms fylkeskultursenter (Tromsø, 2019).

Kalma is a visual performer that uses real time processes to create light installations, interactive sculptures, mappings and vj sets with unique atmospheres and unrepeatable experiences and new adventures from one moment to the next. Kalma has performed at art festivals and played in clubs and events around Europe including Contemporary Performing Arts of Glastonbury (UK), B-Seite Festival (Germany), TOA Festival (Berlin), Lummix Light Festival (Bulgaria), Laptoprus (Madrid), Transmediale Vorspiel, Perspective Festival, Kasseler Dokfest (Germany), Deutsche Oper (Berlin), Weekend, Suicide Circus, Ohm, Urban Spree, Arena (Berlin), Fabrik, Mondo, Goa electronic parties (Madrid) among others. Currently living in Berlin, she organizes workshops and collaborates with a variety of artists and collectives such as Vj Open Lab and female pressure.
 

Caliche Crystals is a video performance that enlarges a real-time view of the dynamic and symmetrical crystal growth of sodium nitrate under a microscope. It provides a reflection on the molecular geometry of this resource, from which its natural sedimentation in the Atacama Desert has been subject of scientific controversy: is not clear whether it has been formed by sea spray and oxidation, or as a consequence of volcanic activity. The video projection of a real-time microscopic performance will enable an experience consisting of a dialogue between a molecular process, a sound composition and the architectural aspect of the Stavanger concert hall, where a myriad of symmetric compositions will begin to develop in a water drop.

Concept: Michelle-Marie Letelier
Collaboration: Kalma
Scientific consultancy: Lab:Present, Technische Universität Berlin


BIOGRAPHY

Michelle-Marie Letelier (Chile, 1977) lives and works in Berlin. Her installations, photographs, videos and drawings encompass orchestrated transformations of natural resources, alongside extensive wide-ranging, interdisciplinary research into the landscapes where their exploitation and speculation take place. Her work juxtaposes different epochs, regions and societies, examining political-economic, historical and cultural aspects. Since establishing in Berlin in 2007, she has focused her research on five resources: coal, copper, saltpetre, wind and, more recently, Atlantic salmon, in order to create a poetic work applying their properties - such as electrical conductivity, crystallisation and liveliness. In her practice, she experiments with chemical and physical transformation processes that produce the artworks themselves, as well as their poiesis, beyond the extractive industry and its forms of control. Michelle-Marie Letelier obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 2000 and has participated in postgraduate programmes such as Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT (Berlin) and as guest student in the Experimental Media Design studies at the Universität der Künste (Berlin). Her work has been shown internationally in galleries, museums and institutions, among others: CNB Contemporánea (Buenos Aires); Monumento a Los Héroes (Bogotá); El Museo de Los Sures (New York); Stiftelsen 3,14 (Bergen); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago); Cini Foundation (Venice); Errant Bodies (Berlin); Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago); Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda (Santiago), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago) and Kommunale Galerie Charlottenburg (Berlin). She has been a resident at ISCP (NYC, 2014), USF (Bergen, 2017), Kunstnerhuset (Svolvær, 2018), Magallanes2020 (Punta Arenas, 2018), ISLA (Antofagasta, 2018) and Troms fylkeskultursenter (Tromsø, 2019).

Kalma is a visual performer that uses real time processes to create light installations, interactive sculptures, mappings and vj sets with unique atmospheres and unrepeatable experiences and new adventures from one moment to the next. Kalma has performed at art festivals and played in clubs and events around Europe including Contemporary Performing Arts of Glastonbury (UK), B-Seite Festival (Germany), TOA Festival (Berlin), Lummix Light Festival (Bulgaria), Laptoprus (Madrid), Transmediale Vorspiel, Perspective Festival, Kasseler Dokfest (Germany), Deutsche Oper (Berlin), Weekend, Suicide Circus, Ohm, Urban Spree, Arena (Berlin), Fabrik, Mondo, Goa electronic parties (Madrid) among others. Currently living in Berlin, she organizes workshops and collaborates with a variety of artists and collectives such as Vj Open Lab and female pressure.
 

Caliche Crystals is a video performance that enlarges a real-time view of the dynamic and symmetrical crystal growth of sodium nitrate under a microscope. It provides a reflection on the molecular geometry of this resource, from which its natural sedimentation in the Atacama Desert has been subject of scientific controversy: is not clear whether it has been formed by sea spray and oxidation, or as a consequence of volcanic activity. The video projection of a real-time microscopic performance will enable an experience consisting of a dialogue between a molecular process, a sound composition and the architectural aspect of the Stavanger concert hall, where a myriad of symmetric compositions will begin to develop in a water drop.

Concept: Michelle-Marie Letelier
Collaboration: Kalma
Scientific consultancy: Lab:Present, Technische Universität Berlin


BIOGRAPHY

Michelle-Marie Letelier (Chile, 1977) lives and works in Berlin. Her installations, photographs, videos and drawings encompass orchestrated transformations of natural resources, alongside extensive wide-ranging, interdisciplinary research into the landscapes where their exploitation and speculation take place. Her work juxtaposes different epochs, regions and societies, examining political-economic, historical and cultural aspects. Since establishing in Berlin in 2007, she has focused her research on five resources: coal, copper, saltpetre, wind and, more recently, Atlantic salmon, in order to create a poetic work applying their properties - such as electrical conductivity, crystallisation and liveliness. In her practice, she experiments with chemical and physical transformation processes that produce the artworks themselves, as well as their poiesis, beyond the extractive industry and its forms of control. Michelle-Marie Letelier obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 2000 and has participated in postgraduate programmes such as Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT (Berlin) and as guest student in the Experimental Media Design studies at the Universität der Künste (Berlin). Her work has been shown internationally in galleries, museums and institutions, among others: CNB Contemporánea (Buenos Aires); Monumento a Los Héroes (Bogotá); El Museo de Los Sures (New York); Stiftelsen 3,14 (Bergen); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago); Cini Foundation (Venice); Errant Bodies (Berlin); Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago); Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda (Santiago), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago) and Kommunale Galerie Charlottenburg (Berlin). She has been a resident at ISCP (NYC, 2014), USF (Bergen, 2017), Kunstnerhuset (Svolvær, 2018), Magallanes2020 (Punta Arenas, 2018), ISLA (Antofagasta, 2018) and Troms fylkeskultursenter (Tromsø, 2019).

Kalma is a visual performer that uses real time processes to create light installations, interactive sculptures, mappings and vj sets with unique atmospheres and unrepeatable experiences and new adventures from one moment to the next. Kalma has performed at art festivals and played in clubs and events around Europe including Contemporary Performing Arts of Glastonbury (UK), B-Seite Festival (Germany), TOA Festival (Berlin), Lummix Light Festival (Bulgaria), Laptoprus (Madrid), Transmediale Vorspiel, Perspective Festival, Kasseler Dokfest (Germany), Deutsche Oper (Berlin), Weekend, Suicide Circus, Ohm, Urban Spree, Arena (Berlin), Fabrik, Mondo, Goa electronic parties (Madrid) among others. Currently living in Berlin, she organizes workshops and collaborates with a variety of artists and collectives such as Vj Open Lab and female pressure.
 

Caliche Crystals is a video performance that enlarges a real-time view of the dynamic and symmetrical crystal growth of sodium nitrate under a microscope. It provides a reflection on the molecular geometry of this resource, from which its natural sedimentation in the Atacama Desert has been subject of scientific controversy: is not clear whether it has been formed by sea spray and oxidation, or as a consequence of volcanic activity. The video projection of a real-time microscopic performance will enable an experience consisting of a dialogue between a molecular process, a sound composition and the architectural aspect of the Stavanger concert hall, where a myriad of symmetric compositions will begin to develop in a water drop.

Concept: Michelle-Marie Letelier
Collaboration: Kalma
Scientific consultancy: Lab:Present, Technische Universität Berlin


BIOGRAPHY

Michelle-Marie Letelier (Chile, 1977) lives and works in Berlin. Her installations, photographs, videos and drawings encompass orchestrated transformations of natural resources, alongside extensive wide-ranging, interdisciplinary research into the landscapes where their exploitation and speculation take place. Her work juxtaposes different epochs, regions and societies, examining political-economic, historical and cultural aspects. Since establishing in Berlin in 2007, she has focused her research on five resources: coal, copper, saltpetre, wind and, more recently, Atlantic salmon, in order to create a poetic work applying their properties - such as electrical conductivity, crystallisation and liveliness. In her practice, she experiments with chemical and physical transformation processes that produce the artworks themselves, as well as their poiesis, beyond the extractive industry and its forms of control. Michelle-Marie Letelier obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 2000 and has participated in postgraduate programmes such as Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT (Berlin) and as guest student in the Experimental Media Design studies at the Universität der Künste (Berlin). Her work has been shown internationally in galleries, museums and institutions, among others: CNB Contemporánea (Buenos Aires); Monumento a Los Héroes (Bogotá); El Museo de Los Sures (New York); Stiftelsen 3,14 (Bergen); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago); Cini Foundation (Venice); Errant Bodies (Berlin); Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago); Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda (Santiago), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago) and Kommunale Galerie Charlottenburg (Berlin). She has been a resident at ISCP (NYC, 2014), USF (Bergen, 2017), Kunstnerhuset (Svolvær, 2018), Magallanes2020 (Punta Arenas, 2018), ISLA (Antofagasta, 2018) and Troms fylkeskultursenter (Tromsø, 2019).

Kalma is a visual performer that uses real time processes to create light installations, interactive sculptures, mappings and vj sets with unique atmospheres and unrepeatable experiences and new adventures from one moment to the next. Kalma has performed at art festivals and played in clubs and events around Europe including Contemporary Performing Arts of Glastonbury (UK), B-Seite Festival (Germany), TOA Festival (Berlin), Lummix Light Festival (Bulgaria), Laptoprus (Madrid), Transmediale Vorspiel, Perspective Festival, Kasseler Dokfest (Germany), Deutsche Oper (Berlin), Weekend, Suicide Circus, Ohm, Urban Spree, Arena (Berlin), Fabrik, Mondo, Goa electronic parties (Madrid) among others. Currently living in Berlin, she organizes workshops and collaborates with a variety of artists and collectives such as Vj Open Lab and female pressure.
 

Caliche Crystals is a video performance that enlarges a real-time view of the dynamic and symmetrical crystal growth of sodium nitrate under a microscope. It provides a reflection on the molecular geometry of this resource, from which its natural sedimentation in the Atacama Desert has been subject of scientific controversy: is not clear whether it has been formed by sea spray and oxidation, or as a consequence of volcanic activity. The video projection of a real-time microscopic performance will enable an experience consisting of a dialogue between a molecular process, a sound composition and the architectural aspect of the Stavanger concert hall, where a myriad of symmetric compositions will begin to develop in a water drop.

Concept: Michelle-Marie Letelier
Collaboration: Kalma
Scientific consultancy: Lab:Present, Technische Universität Berlin


BIOGRAPHY

Michelle-Marie Letelier (Chile, 1977) lives and works in Berlin. Her installations, photographs, videos and drawings encompass orchestrated transformations of natural resources, alongside extensive wide-ranging, interdisciplinary research into the landscapes where their exploitation and speculation take place. Her work juxtaposes different epochs, regions and societies, examining political-economic, historical and cultural aspects. Since establishing in Berlin in 2007, she has focused her research on five resources: coal, copper, saltpetre, wind and, more recently, Atlantic salmon, in order to create a poetic work applying their properties - such as electrical conductivity, crystallisation and liveliness. In her practice, she experiments with chemical and physical transformation processes that produce the artworks themselves, as well as their poiesis, beyond the extractive industry and its forms of control. Michelle-Marie Letelier obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 2000 and has participated in postgraduate programmes such as Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT (Berlin) and as guest student in the Experimental Media Design studies at the Universität der Künste (Berlin). Her work has been shown internationally in galleries, museums and institutions, among others: CNB Contemporánea (Buenos Aires); Monumento a Los Héroes (Bogotá); El Museo de Los Sures (New York); Stiftelsen 3,14 (Bergen); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago); Cini Foundation (Venice); Errant Bodies (Berlin); Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago); Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda (Santiago), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago) and Kommunale Galerie Charlottenburg (Berlin). She has been a resident at ISCP (NYC, 2014), USF (Bergen, 2017), Kunstnerhuset (Svolvær, 2018), Magallanes2020 (Punta Arenas, 2018), ISLA (Antofagasta, 2018) and Troms fylkeskultursenter (Tromsø, 2019).

Kalma is a visual performer that uses real time processes to create light installations, interactive sculptures, mappings and vj sets with unique atmospheres and unrepeatable experiences and new adventures from one moment to the next. Kalma has performed at art festivals and played in clubs and events around Europe including Contemporary Performing Arts of Glastonbury (UK), B-Seite Festival (Germany), TOA Festival (Berlin), Lummix Light Festival (Bulgaria), Laptoprus (Madrid), Transmediale Vorspiel, Perspective Festival, Kasseler Dokfest (Germany), Deutsche Oper (Berlin), Weekend, Suicide Circus, Ohm, Urban Spree, Arena (Berlin), Fabrik, Mondo, Goa electronic parties (Madrid) among others. Currently living in Berlin, she organizes workshops and collaborates with a variety of artists and collectives such as Vj Open Lab and female pressure.
 

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