© Gautier Deblonde


This installation has been specifically conceived by Olga de Soto for NAVE, a residence and creation space in Santiago de Chile, located in an old patrimonial house built at the beginning of the 20th century in the Yungay district, and transformed by the architect Smiljan Radic. The audio-visual installation proposed by Olga de Soto consists of various works that unfold in the space, thanks to a rhizomic device that extends from the huge entrance hall to the even larger space of the Sala Negra of NAVE (750 m2). Thus, the artist echoes Radic's “emptying operation“ in his building transformation project. Olga transforms the space of representation by emptying it of its rows of seats and its stage to give shape to a labyrinthine territory composed of ephemeral spaces, corridors and recesses, plunged in the dark.

The voices resonate with the bodies, the gestures and the glances filmed, while the images question the traces left by the impact of the work and its emotional, political and social charge of great intensity.

Individual installation based on the performance Débords and prensented in NAVE, Santiago de Chile, in collaboration with the Goethe Institut of Santiago de Chile (CL) and Tanzfonds Erbe project (DE).

Premiers souvenirs
2012 - 2014
HDV, projection on suspended screen
with testimonials by (in oder of appearance): Juan Allende Blin, Joan Jara, Jacqueline Challet-Haas, Edith del Campo, Hanns Stein, Toer van Schayk, Marina Grut, Jeanette Vondersaar, Christian Holder
Tentative de restitution d'une danse macabre
HDV, projection on suspended screen
with testimonials by (in oder of appearance): Christian Holder, Joan Jara, Nora Salvo, Jeanne Brabants, Michelle Nadal, Ann Hutchinson Guest, Andras Uthoff, Philip Lansdale, Marina Grut, Hanns Stein, Juan Allende Blin, Toer van Schayk, Gerd Zacher, Jeanette Vondersaar, Bruno Jacquin, Fernando García
Nora Salvo
HDV, projection on suspended screen
with Nora Salvo
HDV, screen
with Andras Utthoff
audio (diffusion in darkness)
with Renate Pook

production of the installation Niels Production
coproduction Nave (Santiago de Chili, CL), Goethe Institut (Santiago de Chili, CL) and Tanzfonds Erbe (Germany)
with the support of Delegación Valonia-Bruselas en Chile (Santiago de Chili, CL) and Wallonie-Bruxelles International (BE)       
with the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles — Secteur danse
direction, documentation, interviews, camera and sound
Olga de Soto
video editing Julien Contreau et Olga de Soto
sound mix Mathieu Farnarier
translation COM4 HD – Madrid
subtitles Niels Production
Original languages: Spanish, French, English and German

The installation Miradas sobre La mesa verde has been presented in NAVE, Santiago de Chili from Oct 21 to Oct 27, 2016, in the frame of Focus Olga de Soto organised in Santiago.  |  A Tanzfonds Erbe project

PRODUCTION OF THE AUDIO-VISUAL DOCUMENTATION (in the frame of the performance Débords)

production Niels Production and Caravan Production       
coproduction Joint Adventures/Tanzwerkstatt Europa (Münich), Les Halles (Brussels), Culturgest (Lisbon), Festival d’Automne - Paris, Les Spectacles Vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Tanzquartier Wien (Viena), Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc‐Roussillon (CCNM) in the frame of Jardin d’Europe – with the support of the European Union -,  Open  Latitudes  (Les  Halles - Brussels,  Latitudes  Contemporaines - Lille,  Le  Manège  de  Mons  /  Maison  Folie - Mons,  Cialo  Umysl Foundation - Warsaw, Teatro delle Moire - Milano, Sin Arts and Culture Centre - Budapest, Le Phénix Scène Nationale de Valenciennes - Valenciennes, l’Arsenic - Lausanne) – with the support of the European Union -.
with the support of Tanzfonds Erbe, an initiative by German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles & Archives — Deutsches Tanzarchiv Köln (Köln/Amsterdam).

© Chester Pinto