Ears to see: A new residency in Bosque Pehuén that explores the biodiversity of the soil through listening and dance

Between November 23 and December 21, 2022, Swiss choreographer Lea Moro together with Chilean sound artist Andrés Bucci and Chilean illustrator Rommy González will deepen their research around Ears to see, a dance-performance project that explores the ground in multiple dimensions.

Ears to see is the research project of Swiss artist and choreographer Lea Moro, who through dance-performance, invites young audiences to a participatory exploration with the ground and its interaction with light and water. The research proposes a responsible and cooperative coexistence with the ground, by listening to the hidden details and the beings that are underground, allowing the participants to connect with the human and non-human habitat of the urban land, and create their own experience of nature in the city.

During this residency, Lea Moro will collaborate with Chilean sound artist Andrés Bucci and Chilean illustrator Rommy González, and deepen the research scope of Ears to see, considering their choreographic work as a living process in constant movement, which can be inserted in different contexts, adding new perspectives, people and experts in the area of ​​soil exploration, urban planning and nature conservation.

In this way, the research aims to expand its field of study and investigate the intersection between the urban landscape of cities and natural environments such as the forest, taking as a workplaces the “Centro de Creación y Residencia Artística” NAVE in the Yungay neighborhood and the privately protected conservation area Bosque Pehuén of Fundación Mar Adentro.

The artists will also carry out two activities with young people within the framework of this research: the first on November 24, at Barrio Yungay’s Experimental Artistic Lyceum in Santiago, and on December 7, at the Gaia Sur Center in collaboration with Estudio Micelio and Bosque Fungi together with three schools in Pucón, Curarrehue and Caburgua.

This residency is a collaborative project between Fundación Mar Adentro, Centro NAVE and Prohelvetia.

About the residents:

Andrés Bucci – Sound

Chilean sound artist Andrés Bucci lives and works in Berlin. For years, he has
collaborated with Lea Moro on interdisciplinary projects such as “Sketch of Togetherness” and for the
sound of the choreographic works: All Our Eyes Believe (2020), Ears to see (2022) and
Another Breath (2022).

Rommy González – Illustration

The Chilean illustrator Rommy González has lived and worked in Berlin since 2014. With a long career in Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Art Direction and Visual Arts, she has dedicated herself to explore her own interpretation of her surroundings by creating works of art inspired by nature and its hidden beauty. In 2004 she studied Graphic Design at DUOC UC, Santiago de Chile, Motion Graphics at the New York School of Visual Arts (SVA) in 2010, and she studied Cinematography Direction at the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC) in Barcelona, ​​2012. Her enthusiasm for cultural projects was expressed in the creative direction of independent projects, including the Chilean street art magazine “Fragmentos Magazine” and the tourist postcard magazine Stgo B.

Lea Moro – Choreography

Swiss choreographer and cultural manager Lea Moro has been creating performative projects since 2013. She has developed individual and collective works, as well as choreographic projects for a young audiences, on international tours. She completed her higher education in Systemic Organizational Development at artop, at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin, and in 2019-2020 she participated in the program “Curating in the Performative Arts” at the Paris Lodron University in Salzburg. He has held teaching positions at DOCH – Stockholm School of Dance and Circus, Helsinki University of the Arts, HZT Berlin and Lausanne Manufacture. She is one of the designated production playwrights at Tanzhaus Zürich, and founded the Work it Out platform, where she works as a program playwright at Kaserne Basel.