Lecture Paula González
Thu 28.11.201915:45 - 16:45KVS, BrusselKVS TOP
Paula González (Chile) is an actor, director, playwright, professor and documentary filmmaker. Since 2008 she has been working on a wide-ranging artistic path and in an idiosyncratic artistic language within the documentary genre. She primarily works around themes like the collective memory, oral tradition, indigenous peoples, acts of violence and human rights. Her work has been praised in Chile and beyond. González’ creations have received numerous accolades and are represented at many international festivals.
NVTRAM is a performative conference which develops around KIMVN Teatro historic journey and their latest work TREWA. The Nation-State or the spectrum of the betrayal. The conference presents a multidisciplinary work, which contextualizes -through the performing arts- the cultural and political resistance frame in which the Mapuche people live. This resistance takes place in their public and private life, and is the consequence of the multiple situations of violence that the State, the civil society and the transnationals, among others, have historically exerted over this indigenous people from Chile.
KIMVN Teatro invites us to know and reflect, from the arts, about an indigenous community which is alive and that has historically fought for keeping and preserving their customs, worldviews, language and existence.
TREWA. State – Nation or the Spectrum of Treason brings together over thirty professionals, including performers, musicians, audio-visual artists, social scientists, Mapuche curators, … Each from their own perspective and background they add to this reflection on the violence that confronts the Mapuche people daily.
The anonymous testimony of a police officer, the death of Macarena Valdés – shrouded in suspicious circumstances – and the 180 bullets that punctured the body of Brandon Huentecol: these are the main threads that run through this documentary and ethnographic play by Paula González. With this performance she draws attention to the acts of violence to which the Mapuche people are frequently subjected; acts of violence organised throughout history by the state and the economic powers that be. González zooms in on the complex historical and political process that binds the state of Chile and the Mapuche. She wants to engender recognition and legitimacy for the demands of the Mapuche people, of whom she is a descendant through the maternal line.