ABOUT DISTANCIA SEASON 2

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If objective observation, ethnographic interpretation and geographic analysis seem to have exhausted themselves, what other method is there? Peripheral tactics must be attempted.

 

Like a horror story that fictionalizes a crime to stir up the emotion of fear, DISTANCIA fictionalizes the method of Ensayos through which a group of researchers in Tierra del Fuego comes closer to comprehending the Archipelago of Tierra del Fuego.

 

The experience of ensayar (rehearsing) is dispersed, it isn’t anything in itself, it is ruffled by the wind, it is forgotten with the irruption of a motor, it becomes insignificant in the rain. From the desolate distance of being what one is, of not being a machine, of not being a horse, nor a road, nor a mountain, nor a cloud, nor Selk’nam, it is possible to suspend the ambition of having any certainty of what any one-thing is. Without doing away with difference, without replacing anyone, without negating the uncomfortable feeling of distance, without appropriating an external point of view, ensayar proposes a mode of faking the manner of the Other, of everything.

If objective observation, ethnographic interpretation and geographic analysis seem to have exhausted themselves, what other method is there? Peripheral tactics must be attempted.

 

Like a horror story that fictionalizes a crime to stir up the emotion of fear, DISTANCIA fictionalizes the method of Ensayos through which a group of researchers in Tierra del Fuego comes closer to comprehending the Archipelago of Tierra del Fuego.

 

The experience of ensayar (rehearsing) is dispersed, it isn’t anything in itself, it is ruffled by the wind, it is forgotten with the irruption of a motor, it becomes insignificant in the rain. From the desolate distance of being what one is, of not being a machine, of not being a horse, nor a road, nor a mountain, nor a cloud, nor Selk’nam, it is possible to suspend the ambition of having any certainty of what any one-thing is. Without doing away with difference, without replacing anyone, without negating the uncomfortable feeling of distance, without appropriating an external point of view, ensayar proposes a mode of faking the manner of the Other, of everything.