The Wallmapu region is marked by a complex territorial conflict between the indigenous Mapuche and the Chilean state, international forestry companies and large-landowning descendants of European settlers, including those of Swiss origin. In 2020, a range of digital conferences were held as part of the Wallmapu ex situ project in which experts from Chile and Switzerland discussed the conflict in Wallmapu – from the perspective and as representatives of non-human beings. Building on this project setting, Trop cher to share invites some of these representatives to a discussion about fair practices, focusing on the exploitation of natural and cultural resources in production contexts. Is it possible to link the (post)colonial context of Wallmapu with a theatre performance in Switzerland?
The conference takes place online and on stage simultaneously, while performers act as real-time translators, mediating linguistically and physically between the digital and analogous worlds.
Trop cher to share is an interdisciplinary collective of artists on the performing arts scene. Since 2014, the group has been focusing on the region of Wallmapu in the south of Chile and its colonial links to Switzerland. The group has been working on the long-term project Wallmapu ex situ since 2020, in collaboration with the network set up between Chile and Switzerland. The objective is to integrate digital solutions into ways of working and use the project's media-specific characteristics for artistic purposes.
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