Jeannette Muñoz Candia

FILMWORKS


ENVÍOS (link)

ongoing project (2005-)
16 mm, color/BW, silent. Duration of one ENVÍO: some seconds to several minutes.






















PUCHUNCAVI

16mm, color and BW, silent,  2014-ongoing.

Puchuncaví Is a film project, a collection of fragments that I started filming in 2014.

The fragments follow one another like heterogeneous and unrelated strata, 

revealing a multiplicity perceived only on

wandering aimlessly through Puchuncaví and discovering a complex network of realities.


Puchuncaví, an area located at the Pacific coast northwest to Santiago de Chile, 

was a native american site: The

southern terminal of the Inca road system. Puchuncaví originally derives from Mapudungún 

and reads as something like 'where fiestas abound', refering to the tradition of the native fiestas.

The uncontrolled industrial development of the area that includes copper refineries, steam power plants 

and a lading port has destroyed the conditions for life in dignity: It has become one of the sacrificed 

areas in Chile where the inhabitants keep living in marginalized and unhealthy conditions.








STRATA OF NATURAL HISTORY 

16mm, color and BW, silent, 11'45" 2012.

A cut into the strata of history.

In 1881 a group of Kawéskar natives from Tierra del Fuego were exhibited in human zoos across Europa, 

organized by the merchant of wild animals Carl Hagenbeck from Hamburg and Rudolf Virchow from Berlin. 

The tour's final exhibition took place in Zürich in 1882, where most of the Kawéskar already affected by disease 

finally died.

Archival images sometimes seem like faint echoes of history. This film is a personal journey on the 

invisible yet persistent traces and layers that reverberate in a place like echoes. In the film, there are 

echoes of Kawéskar natives from Tierra del Fuego, photographed in Berlin in 1881, 

a Greater Rhea (flightless bird) from Tierra del Fuego at Berlin Zoological Garden, bathers in the 

monument of Fuente Alemana (German fountain) in Santiago de Chile.


















VILLATALLA

16mm, color and BW, silent, 20" 2011.

Film shots and sound recordings over the course of one month in a remote 
mountain village in Liguria.
I do not work with the illusion of the synchronisation of image and sound, 
but with the idea that these 2 dimensions do exist as realities independant 
of each other, and as such do in fact emerge in our consciousness.
 
The world in Villatalla is not showcased but simply lived. 
The few remaining inhabitants pursue the few remaining work. 
Social life happens in a beautiful slowness of the present.



EAST END 2011

10'25'', 16 mm, color/b/w, silent.
Filmed in East End, London.