VISUAL MUTATIONS

A video started circulating just a few days after Chile’s revolt on October 2019, the video had the following caption: «The biggest difference between 1973 and now is that the whole town has cameras in its pockets”. The imaginary of history is inseparable from the technical imaginary that stratifies time in a catastrophic clash of recording forms. The first Valdivia International Festival of Photography, Directed by Carlos Fischer, was shaken by the revolt. The photographers changed their workshops on the streets. Lectures mutated. Images too. The abundant photographic material produced during those days in Valdivia, along with the video that reconstructs the convulsed days of the festival, make up an unexpected videogram of the revolt that can be viewed on the online platform of the Replica Gallery associated to UACh’s Mutations project.