DIARIES OF A SHAMAN

For Merleau-Ponty, EXPERIENCE is the possible conditions of space but the unity between the individual and the world is ¨repressed by the experience of daily routines ̈

(Merleau Ponty 1945: 339).

 

This strange contradiction captures my interest to generate other possibilities of doing in space, where what is considered as NORMAL in terms of our representation and anticipation of THE OTHER is subverted by the body, language and affection.

 

My interest in the body as a sensory platform that connects us to the world, takes me to shamanism as a way of connecting with the forces of nature and dwelling on new social imaginaries as well as questioning our roles for a present and future sustainable life. The figure of the futuristic shaman acts as an intermediary between the human and non-human world, exposing the grotesque and challenging what is considered beautiful in our society.

LIMPIA MASSIATICA

Video Performance by Melina Peña

Duration: 8:58 min.

 

Location: In Residence @ Massia, Massiaru Estonia

 

Year: 2017

 

Music: Pre-Hispanic Music. Dance for ¨Hun-nal-ye¨ Mayan God of Corn

EL VACÍO DE LA NADA

Video Performance by Melina Peña

Sound/Voice by Melina Peña

Duration: 6:12 min.

Location: In Residence @ Massia, Massiaru Estonia

Year: 2017

DRESS TO OBSESS

Video Performance by Melina Peña

Duration: 5:18 min.

Location: In Residence @ Massia, Massiaru Estonia

Year: 2017

Music: El Sonidito (Urban Version) by Hechizeros Band

ÜlLIHEA ÜLIKOOL

Video Performance by Melina Peña

Duration: 9.14 min.

Location: In Residence @ Massia, Massiaru Estonia

Year: 2017

Sound: Children Recordings found on site.

Eco-no-Me

Video Performance by Melina Peña

Sound by Melina Peña

Duration: 12.47min.

Location: In Residence @ Massia, Massiaru Estonia

Year: 2017