8 Ejercicios para matar la espera. Table, objects produced at the waiting rooms of the San Juan de Dios Hospital and video. 2011. Credits: Nicolás Rupcich.
8 Ejercicios para matar la espera. Mesa, objetos producidos en las salas de espera del hospital San Juan de Dios y video. 2011. Créditos: Nicolás Rupcich.
Video: Puente, Hospital San Juan de Dios. 2011. Camera and Sound: Oswaldo Ruiz.
Video: Puente, Hospital San Juan de Dios. 2011. Cámara y Sonido: Oswaldo Ruiz.
Waiting Exercises. Conservation boxes and objects produced in the waiting rooms of the San Juan de Dios Hospital, drawings and video. 2011. Credits: Teresa Aninat.
Ejercicios de Espera. Cajas de conservación y objetos producidos en las salas de espera del hospital San Juan de Dios, dibujos y video. 2011. Créditos: Teresa Aninat.
Objects created in Immigration Offices displayed in conservation boxes, Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Chile, 2011.
Objetos realizados en Extranjería dispuestos en cajas de conservación, Museo de la Memoria, Chile, 2011.
Objects created in a Public Hospital displayed in conservation boxes, Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Chile, 2011.
Objetos realizados en Posta Tres dispuestos en cajas de conservación, Museo de la Memoria, Chile, 2011.
Index. Arpilleristas en San Roque. Video about the work done by the arpilleristas during the military period in Chile.
This video was done for the exhibition Racconto, shown at the Chilean Memory Museum. 2011. Editing, camera and sound: Javier Correa.
Index. Arpilleristas en San Roque. Video sobre el trabajo de las arpilleristas durante la dictadura militar Chilena.
Este video fue realizado para la exposición Racconto, en el Museo de la Memoria. HD 2011. Edición, cámara y sonido: Javier Correa.
Objects made at San Juan de Dios Hospital, Tegenboschvanvreden, The Netherlands, 2019.
Objetos realizados en el Hospital San Juan de Dios, Tegenboschvanvreden, Países Bajos, 2019.
30 Days, box and printmaking serie, Museo de la Solidaridad, Chile, 2012. Credits: Cristián Silva Avaria.
30 Días, caja y serie de grabados, Museo de la Solidaridad, Chile, 2012. Crédito: Cristián Silva Avaria.
Waiting Exercises proposes a work based on a community in flux that only exists because of specific space and time conditions. The waiting rooms of the Hospital San Juan de Dios and the Posta Tres are some of the sites that the artist has used for her fieldwork. She invites patients to craft small objects while they are waiting. Matches, pieces of wire, plastic bags and newspapers are some of the materials that she gives them along with brief instructions: to invent a way of putting the materials together while they wait. The finished objects simulate the articulations of a language while silence predominates the scene at the moment of working, as the actions that are intended to while away the time ensure the patient’s concentration on the object and its completion, through the absorbing action with the thread. These objects were exhibited (in Matucana 100) on a long table, analogous to the long wait. In the Museo de la Memoria the objects were placed inside exhibition cases, thereby conferring an individuality to each object, with sketches outlining information obtained about the person who made it. In the Museo de la Solidaridad engravings were added in which the artist reproduced the objects in drawings, giving them two-dimensional form on paper as though they were ghosts of the dead time passed, time which is often forgotten. 30 engravings refer to 30 days in hospital; each engraving reveals with an accompanying text the subtle markings of the drawings, the time spent waiting and the hospital context in which the objects were created. Two hours seems to be the average waiting time, and the objects themselves testify how the exercise of creation changes depending on which hospital unit is used for the exercise, revealing the sort of in situ studio that the artist begins to glimpse during her months working at the hospital.