Narratives to imagine futures around the sky and the ground: meeting of art, science and nature at the MIM

Version Nº4 of Poligonal will bring together relevant national and international exponents from the world of science, contemporary art and literature. The meeting titled New narratives for regeneration will take place on Saturday, October 14 and will be a day with various activities between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Mirador Interactive Museum (MIM). This activity will be open to the public with prior registration and limited spaces.

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Artists, biologists and writers will be part of Poligonal Nº4 , a meeting organized by Fundación Mar Adentro since 2018, which seeks to generate dialogues and experiences around the need to develop narratives to imagine and regenerate in the face of the socioecological crisis that affects the planet at various scales. The Mirador Interactive Museum will be the creative space that will host this version, which will have installations, sensory experiences, exchange of knowledge, launch of a digital magazine (Superreinos ) of science and fiction aimed at caring for the environment and an editorial stand.

It all starts on Saturday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. in the MIM auditorium . The opening will be led by the artist and facilitator Ela Spalding (Panama, 1982), who will tell us about SOIL, a methodology designed to reconnect us with the places we inhabit, through the concept, metaphor and materiality of the soil as sustenance, home, land and territory. This is a conversation in a hybrid format that will connect the MIM with Berlin, where the artist resides, together with Maya Errázuriz, director of art and publications at Fundación Mar Adentro.

In this regard, Errázuriz pointed out that New narratives to regenerate “invites us to reflect on how to change the traditional ways in which we speak and narrate matters of nature, in particular about connections with the soil, approaches to darkness, as well as the relationship between species”.

Darkness and regeneration

The program continues at 4:30 p.m. with the launch of the digital magazine Superreinos , whose first edition is titled Night Vision, a science and fiction editorial project that brings together texts about art and nature. This issue will focus on a search aimed at new ways of approaching darkness, through an approach to astronomy, the seabed, the symbols associated with the concept, as well as the relationship between darkness and plants.

The founders of Superreinos, who will be part of Poligonal, are the writer Ileana Elordi and the cultural manager Dominga del Campo . Both will participate in a conversation called “Night Vision”, in honor of the title of the first issue. The writer and poet Antonia Torres , who has obtained various recognitions in poetry at a national and international level, and the oceanographer will also be part of this event. Rubén Escribano , researcher and participant in an immersion experience in the Atacama Trench at depths greater than 7000 meters aboard a mini-submarine. This dialogue will be accompanied by visual projections of generative art created by the artistic collective Hypereikon .


The day will end with an artistic-sensory activation called Micellar Listening Networks, by Chilean artists Rodrigo Arteaga Abarca and Rodrigo Ríos Zunino, which will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the MIM gardens. This experience includes sound, tactile and visual devices that will simulate connections between mycelial networks through a synesthetic production that explores possible ways of seeing, hearing and feeling fungi. Likewise, a publishing station for books and magazines linked to the themes of Poligonal Nº4 will be installed . Thus, the different activities of the day present us with new languages to narrate and explain natural phenomena that point to a reconnection.

On Monday, October 23, an internal extension activity will also be held, framed in the holding of the international symposium of the UC Institute of Aesthetics “Fictions and landscapes in the extractivist zone: Thinking about the Anthropocene from the south.” In the instance the sound and collaborative installation, Sunset by Ela Spalding presented in various contexts – among them, the XIII Havana Biennial –, which suggests tensions between human and geological temporality by combining an overflow of sound of lullabies for humanity with narratives focused on resilience and life cycles.

Poligonal Nº4 activities will take place at the Mirador Interactive Museum. The executive director of the space, Enrique Rivera Gallardo, pointed out that this meeting is linked to both the origins of the MIM and its current motivations, “in terms of the intersection of art, science and nature, as well as the concern for sociotechnology. , interests reflected in the editorial and curatorial criteria of the museum, which also seeks to encourage the community to become aware of how we live.”

Redes de escucha micelar

Rivera also reported that currently, various museum projects are aligned with the need to seek strategies to confront the socioecological crisis. “The creation of community gardens and the creation of a seed museum are some of the initiatives that aim to confront the problem of green inequality,” he explained and also added that the MIM seeks to make available to various audiences, contents that facilitate scientific-cultural democratization to regenerate environments, a motivation present in the fourth version of Poligonal .

How do new stories change paradigms of thought and action? How do specific actions modify the stories we tell? are some of the questions articulated by Poligonal Nº4 , an experience that will seek to convey the relevance of transdiscipline in relation to the care and conservation of nature, the links between humans and more than humans with the ecosystems that we inhabit and make up us, as well as foster sensory experiences in relation to natural and scientific phenomena from artistic practices that awaken new views and perspectives.                     

 Polygonal Nº4: New narratives for regeneration | Sat 14 Oct | 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Mirador Interactive Museum- MIM (Av. Punta Arenas 6711, Metro Mirador L5). Poligonal attendees will have free access to various museum activities that day.