Live talks online

Artify your home with the experience of the arts.

Introduced by: Miryam Singer, Arts & Culture Director, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Experience the arts at home

Between June 10 and August 26, 2020, the Office for the Arts and Culture of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile held a cycle of twelve talks, called #ArtificaTuCasa: the Experience of the Arts.

We invite you to watch again a fascinating experience linked to the arts and culture, through this virtual repository. You will be able to play again these talks about cinema, literature, visual and performing arts, music, architecture and heritage. The speakers of the cycle are leading artists and academics from Chile.

The record will be kept on the UC Arts and Culture YouTube Channel launch with subtitles in English and Spanish.

Program

Literature

María José Navia

Reading with eyes shut: a return to audiobooks
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Music

Paolo Bortolameolli

The here and now: when music IS
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Dance

Carmen Gloria Larenas

The History of Dance: power and democracy
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Visual arts

Pablo Chiuminatto

The right to imagination, arts and humanities, before the end of the world
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Cinema

Carolina Urrutia

Contemporary Chilean cinema. Poetics and narratives after the brand new cinema.
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Performing arts

Andrés Kalawski

Covered in tradition: bad smells, theater and knowledge
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Visual Arts

Voluspa Jarpa

Art and crisis
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Architecture

Fernando Pérez

Distance and matter: what we do when we do architecture.
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Visual Arts

Isabel Cruz

The art of gathering art: the Hispano-American heritage collection by Joaquín Gandarillas in Chile
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Performing arts

Cristián Opazo

A pop story of the Chilean Transition
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Architecture

Sebastián Gray

The fate of cities: a brief reflection on urban history and its future evolution
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Music

Miryam Singer

Mozart's women
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Reading with eyes shut: a return to audiobooks

MARÍA JOSÉ NAVIA
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

What do we understand by the act of reading? Do we think reading is a solitary act on a piece of paper? This talk deals with looking at the possibilities and challenges that this format poses for readers and teachers, and about the idea of a coming back to the origins of reading. This was built upon the words heard from listening to bedtime stories from our parents, and that today provide other ways to approach literature.

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The here and now: when music exists

PAOLO BORTOLAMEOLLI
Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 6:00 p.m.


What defines performing art? How can be the experience of live music be explained? Why is it not replaceable? Why is interpretation a phenomenon that also depends on factors linked to the here and now? It has been really fortunate in such difficult times to have technology as our best ally to continue nourishing ourselves with culture. But it is also time to excite and extend the invitation so that when all this is over we can experience this miracle of the LIVE again. That unique energy between what happens on and off the stage.

The History of Dance: power and democracy

CARMEN GLORIA LARENAS
Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

This lecture will allow us to understand the development of ballet and dancing across history, relating this process with political and social moments. This art was emancipated and recognised for its own merits when it was linked to the power (for instance, to monarchies or to democratic governments).

The right to imagination, arts and humanities before the end of the world

PABLO CHIUMINATTO
Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

Responsibility for the current global crisis and the future of life on the planet represents a great challenge. Anthropic action (intentional, indirect, or negligent), reinforced by effectively natural factors -climate change, pandemic – represents an eloquent limit to the continuity of the current model of human civilization. For almost a century, the arts and humanities have raised different perspectives – critical and purposeful – about the impact of human life on the planet, as well as the possibility of imagining an alternative future to extractivism and the destruction of the environment.

Contemporary Chilean cinema. Poetics and narratives after the brand new cinema

CAROLINA URRUTIA
Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

In contemporary Chilean cinema, we observe a significant number of films that display new ways of adhering to the political and social factors of today’s Chile. In this talk, we will explore the relationships between the fictional cinema of the last five years with the context, the news, and urgent issues. Films such as Rara (María José San Martín), Jesús (Fernando Guzoni) or Ema (Pablo Larraín)) present a narrative and an aesthetic that overflows in various aspects. They are at the crossroads between realism and fiction, of the alternative and residual; from national to global, from commercial to experimental.

Covered in tradition: bad smells, theater and knowledge

ANDRÉS KALAWSKI
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

At the end of the 19th century, theater, like many other disciplines, tried to become a perfectly rational scientific field. This movement meant abandoning traditions which seemed only mechanical repetition and pure superstition. By scrutinizing some of those traditions that we left behind, we can rethink the relationship between the intellect and the body.

Art and crisis

VOLUSPA JARPA
Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

In times of crisis, the certainties on which the stability of the worldview is based are weakened. We will see how this is reflected in artistic language and creativity. Artists elaborate on these epochal, subjective, and social discomforts as this conditions are one of the elements that trigger the need for expression. We will review cases in art history and contemporary times to think about how creativity can place us in the need to embrace new paradigms.

Distance and matter: what we do when we do architecture​

FERNANDO PÉREZ
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

Unlike what happens with certain artistic experiences that demand a conscious will to attend, look or touch; asking us to go to a specific place to participate in them, we have a daily and almost inevitable relationship with architecture. Architecture surrounds us and meets us, to such an extent that it usually disappears from our attention. We ignore it, in the double sense of neither perceiving it or necessarily being aware of its experience. Efforts to produce architecture, sometimes in gigantic and even excessive ways, highlight awareness of how significant this intensification of construction has been for all cultures. Making our acts an art form has been an ambition as fascinating as it is risky.

The art of gathering art: the Hispano-American heritage collection by Joaquín Gandarillas in Chile

ISABEL CRUZ
Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

The millennial practice of collecting has been preserved throughout history and has helped to make visible an invaluable heritage of artistic assets to become visible. Collections have been housed in museums and cultural institutions that offer the dimension of the future incorporating the past. The collection of Hispano-American Colonial Art put together by Joaquín Gandarillas Infante (1930-2004), is currently in a loan regime at the Catholic University of Chile. It constitutes an interesting example of this practice in our country and has allowed the collection of a valuable set of works of painting, sculpture, silverware, and furniture. These are a testimony to the aesthetic and cultural miscegenation of the countries of the Andean South and their common history.

A pop story of the Chilean Transition​

CRISTIÁN OPAZO
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

During the period of the transition to democracy, the underground parties in venues like El Trolley, El Garage de Matucana, or Spandex had an enormous impact on the counterculture of the era. Indeed, when the university system had been dismantled, the dance floor was the place where a new generation of young theatrical artists forged the cultural repertoires that redefined Chilean society in the following decades. This talk explores the impact of those parties and their effects on the artistical arena.

The fate of cities: a brief reflection on urban history and its future evolution

SEBASTIAN GRAY
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

The analysis of city plans allows us to deduce the origins of cities and their transformation over time. The persistence of an urban layout can resist wars, cataclysms and the passing of time. They are hieroglyphs that reveal overlays of historical events, while establishing the constants of the collective memory of a society.

Mozart's women

MIRYAM SINGER
Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

The history of art recognizes a few child prodigies whose transition to adulthood did not always develop well. In Mozart’s case, one of the most gravitating factors of his disagreement with the experience of being an adult man was his relationship with women. There were some, whose imprint left often tragic traces in his life; his wife contributed largely to his emotional breakdown, and perhaps, to his early death. This talk explores how real and fictional women throw interesting insights on his unfulfilled wishes.