Minga de una casa en ruinas

Minga de una casa en ruinas (Minga of a ruined house) is a performance created from the remains of a house on the island of Chiloé, at the beginning of Chilean Patagonia. The Minga is a Chiloe’s tradition in which houses are communally dragged across a territory, sometimes even across the sea. The research questions the meaning of house and home for human beings. A woman travels on a plane that takes her away from her original home forever. A man in the south of Chile destroys his house with a tractor. People from villages prefer to let their houses die rather than renovate them for a gentrified world. A movie character sets fire to his house to save himself from war. A couple disappointed in love lets a tree fall on a house as a last hope towards understanding each other. How many houses do we need to destroy to finally understand who we are? Can we build another future with these ruins? Minga de una casa en ruinas (Minga of a ruined house) plays with the past, present and future of the remains of a house, to propose an intense journey through the meaning of inhabitancy and community in a present that seems to prefer disposable houses and ephemeral homes. 


Ébana Garín Coronel

Ébana is a Chilean actress, theatre director and filmmaker, currently living and working in Amsterdam. She has developed a line of performative research focused on the "indiscipline" of bodies on stage: both of performers and spectators. The question central to her work is how to blur the boundaries and limits that delimit disciplines, communities, geographies and also demarcate bodies. In parallel, she has worked in theatre and circus companies as an actress, trapeze artist and dancer, and as an audio-visual producer in different television and film projects. Her work has been exhibited both in Chile and Europe. Ébana Garín currently co-directs the collective Cuerpo Sur, with which she is currently developing the projects Mutilados en democracia and Bailar la ruina.

Find more information at www.ebana.cl and www.cuerposur.com