Ébana Garín Coronel & Luis Guenel Soto / Cuerpo Sur: MINGA OF A RUINED HOUSE
Minga of a ruined house is a performance created from the remains of a house on the island of Chiloé, in Chilean Patagonia. The Minga is a Chiloé’s tradition in which houses are communally dragged across a territory, sometimes even across the sea.
The research questions the meaning of house and home for human beings. A woman travels in a plane that takes her away from her original home forever. A man in the south of Chile destroys his house with a tractor. People from villages prefer to let their houses die rather than renovating them for a gentrified world. A movie character sets fire to his house to save himself from war. A couple disappointed in love lets a tree fall on a house as the last hope of understanding each other.
How many houses or homes do we need to destroy to finally understand who we are? Can we build another future with these ruins? Minga of a ruined house plays with the past, present and future of the remains of a house to propose an intense journey through the meaning of inhabiting and community in a present that seems to prefer disposable houses and ephemeral homes.
Idea, research, direction: Ébana Garín Coronel & Luis Guenel Soto
Dramaturgy and performance: Ébana Garín Coronel
Stage and lighting design: Ricardo Romero Perez
Composer and sound designer: Damián Noguera Berger
Stage design support and production: Montserrat Fonseca Llach
Produced by: Cuerpo Sur
Co-produced by: Arcadia Leeuwarden Netherlands
In collaboration with: CECREA Castro Chile, NAVE Santiago Chile, Ministerio de las culturas las artes y el patrimonio FONDART, Beursschouwburg Brussels Belgium
Supported by: Evropska unija – program Ustvarjalna Evropa: Kultura, Create to Connect -> Create to Impact
Slovene translation: Anja Sredić
The performance is in Spanish with English and Slovene surtitles.
Photo by: Thomas Lenden