The space dedicated to contemporary art in the MSSA hosts the artist Claudia González, who proposes a critical and poetic look at the physical relationship between water, copper and electricity, through a sound installation with samples taken from the El Loa River, one of the most polluted rivers in Chile.
Formulated from a research carried out by the artist in the region of Antofagasta in June 2018, the exhibition evokes the water course through six points: Taira; the meeting points of El Loa with the Salado and San Salvador Rivers; Quillagua and the mouth of the Tocopilla coast.
Since 2015, González has been carrying out an artistic process that challenges the concepts of evolution and technological development, giving rise to a critical look towards the exploitation of natural resources and its consequences: water pollution and desertification.
The exhibition includes laser engravings that show the microscopic conformation of the waters of El Loa and two videos, which document the artist’s research process by means of zenith and field records, in interaction with the community and the territory.
This exhibition is possible thanks to contributions from the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage (through the New Media Area of the Visual Arts Department) the Research and Creation contest of the Visual Arts Department of the University of Chile and the Se Vende Collective.
Claudia González Godoy (CL) independent media artist and manager of educational projects in Art and Technology. Since 2006, she has developed a proposal based on the notion of materiality in analogue and digital technological supports, with sound installations, electronics and engraving. She has participated in various meetings and exhibitions: LIWOLI (Austria), SOL (Spain), EEII (Croatia), Tsonami (Chile), BVAM (Chile), Festival of the Image of Manizales (Colombia), among others. She was a co-director of the Chimbalab Art and Technology Laboratory project (2008-2012). Co-founder of Surófona, Latin American Radio of Electronic Arts. She currently works as an academic in the Visual Arts Department of the University of Chile.