Isabel Burr Raty is a Belgium-Chilean independent filmmaker and performance artist, exploring the ontological crack between the organic and the artificially engineered, between the unlicensed knowledge of minority groups and the official facts. In so doing, she aims to dig up chapters left out of history books, blur the limits between fiction/reality and re-think the memory of the future.
Since 2013, she has been based in Brussels where she develops her second feature film (supported by Media Fund) set in Easter Island, which tells the colonial story of this navel of the Earth. Herartistic research interweaves new media, body art, lectures, installations and participatory performance proposing hybrid narratives and bio-autonomy practices that play with synthetic magic and compose in situ Sci-Fi.
Her most recent projects, “Menses Antidote”, an auto-performative sculpture, and “The Beauty Kit Female Farm” a mobile performance installation, cross the borders with activism, science, ecology, biology, design and DIY technologies, to question the hierarchical exploitations behind the commodification of a good by queering both: production processes and materiality.
Isabel is currently an associate researcher in a.pass.be, conferencier-teacher of Media art history in ERG Brussels (École de Recherché Graphique) and is an artist in residency in Amsterdam via the AFK.