According to Karl Marx, people make their history from the inheritance their ancestors left. The inheritance which they carry like a nightmare. In 1492 Latin America was colonized. During that colonization, the native American people lived a violent castration of their identity. They learned that their language, their religion, and their culture were wrong, while they had to learn a new one: that of civilized men. From that moment the native American people learned that they were inferior and that feeling of inferiority has been inherited from generation to generation.
In the installation «Résilience» the artist Camila Rodríguez Triana creates a healing ritual for that inheritance, in which she tries to recover that lost ancestral wisdom, that for her lives in every Latin American man or woman in an unconscious way. First, she intervenes several pages of books on the colonization of America written from the point of view of the colonists. She paints them with earth and mud and then she embroiders the names of her ancestors with gold threads. These names are decomposing in their phonemes to go from a human language to a language of divine symbols.
Likewise, she composes a song for each name. Sixteen songs in total. Every time a song sounds, one of the embroidered names radiates light. In the middle of the installation hangs a Tunjo, a woven figure that the artist made as an offering to the gods to ask for this healing.
Camila Rodríguez Triana was born in Cali, Colombia and graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the Universidad del Valle (2008) and from that moment on she has been dedicated to the production of her cinematographic and artistic work. Her work focuses on the notion of re-elaboration the way in which the retelling of a story never recreates the original.
Her first feature film, Atentamente (2016), won the Prix Renaud Victor at the FID Marseille. Her second, Interior (2017), was previewed at Doclisboa and nominated for the Doc Alliance Award. Her third film entitled En Cendres premiered at the Curaçao International Film Festival in Rotterdam, where it obtained the Honorable Mention of the Jury.Cursus
2010 - III Course in Creative Documentary: Mirada de Dos Mundos. University of Valle. Scholarship from the Film Development Fund, Proimagenes, Colombia FDC.
2009 - Workshop in Project Development. International School of Film and Television, San Antonio de los Baño, Cuba, 2009, as part of the award DocTV Latin America.
2009 - Visual Arts, Integrated Arts Faculty, University of Valle, Cali.
2008 - Social Communication with emphasis in Creative Audiovisual, Integrated Arts Faculty, University of Valle, Cali
Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains