Magnetic Balance

Magaly Ponce

1998 | 00:07:12 | Chile | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Post-colonialism

Incorporating appropriated television footage as artistic experimentation and social critique, Chilean artist Magaly Ponce retells a history of violence and repression from her point of view. Magnetic Balance is a self-portrait of the artist as a member of a generation she terms the "children of Pinochet." Recalling the circumstances surrounding the execution of a family friend in 1973 at the onset of the Pinochet dictatorship, Ponce reexamines her relationship to Chilean society. The opening image, the disassembly of an audio tape, opens up a poetic space where Ponce explores the reconstruction of memory and relative truth.

This title is only available on Betraying Amnesia: Latin America Video Portraiture.