Friday 17 17:30 - 18:00
Sónar by Day
'KHIPU Computador prehispánico electrotextil'
Constanza Piña is a Chilean-born visual artist, dancer, researcher and educator, whose work focuses on experimentation with electronic media, free technologies and DIWO (do-it-with-others) methods. Constanza applies her own nomadic way of life to her way of working, embodying the philosophy of free culture, electronic anarchy and techno-feminism.
On stage, Constanza unites dance, sound performance and participatory works, exploring the sonorous, political and cultural functions of noise. Her work looks at the role of machines in our culture and questions capitalism, techno-hetero-patriarchy and anthropocentrism. Member of various feminist and dissident collectives, she was awarded honorable mention at Ars Electronica 2020 for various pieces of work around the world.
She’ll come to Sónar+D 2022 to give a lecture performance covering her investigation into khipu, an ancient Andean computing and coding system that prefigures modern computing by many centuries. Constanza will be accompanied with visuals by Milena Pafundi, a transdisciplinary artist based in Buenos Aires who works in audiovisual media including live performance, installation, theatre and dance.