Photo by Pia Beckmann
Isabel is a Belgian-Chilean independent filmmaker and performance artist based in Brussels since 2013. She is interested in the ontological crack between the native and the engineered, between the un-licensed knowledge of the resettled, the relocated, and the official facts.
Her ethnographic and experiential approach brings her to explore and embody the inner topography of isolated landscapes in the planet, in the human body and in the scientific lab, in order to develop hybrid bio-artistic-narratives that: dig up chapters left out of history books, blur the limits between fiction and reality and speculate about the memory of the future.
In her film work Isabel embodies human Cosmo-visions that are in eco-survival resistance, bringing the imaginative realisms of the camouflaged and their subversive sense of chronology into the screen.
In her performance work she is researching on the operational supra-sensitive principles of totemic anthropomorphism from the lens of bioengineering, combining new media and new materials to create sculptures and lectures that play with synthetic magic and propose bio-autonomy practices.