The video work TRAY TRAY KO (BIG WATERFALL) is based on the idea of a waterfall called a trayenko by the Mapuche people - an indigenous population spread between Chile and Argentina and from which the artist originates.
The trayenko is part of a vision of the world and designates a vital and sacred space for many Mapuche practices; the flow of water, in particular the trayenko, is of the utmost importance and is linked to the lawen - medicinal herbs that grow near bodies of water.
In this filmed performance, we can see the movement of the artist's body, dressed in a huge electric blue cape, as it makes its way through the forest, eventually entering the river and the waterfall. With this film, Seba Calfuqueo proposes a reflection on human smallness within the immensity of nature.
▶ Artwork: TRAY TRAY KO (BIG WATERFALL), 2022, Video performance, 6’13, 4k. Registration: Sebastián Melo
▶ Venues: Cinéma Les Scala on September 12 at 7.30pm and at the Biennial opening on the Bateau Genève on September 1st