Mexican-Chilean-Austrian artist choreographer Amanda Piña is working with her collective nadaproductions in various locations in Santiago de Chile on a series of projects entitled “La Escuela de las Montañas y del Agua” (School of Mountains and Water).

With participants from Mexico, Chile and Europe, she is researching the history of drinking water in Santiago de Chile and the course of the Mapocho and Maipo rivers, whose sources lie in the nearby Andes. The project is embedded in a long-term study of the current loss of cultural and biological diversity on our planet. The potential interaction between art, indigenous knowledge, activism and scientific research in the context of the current climate crisis is the focus of the project.

The multi-month program on this theme will start with an exhibition on the grounds of the Museo Interactivo Mirador in Santiago de Chile on December 2, 2022, and will subsequently include a series of talks, performative parcours into the surrounding mountains and to water points in the city, workshops, and finally a stage production entitled “Danzas Climaticas” (Climate Dances) with Chilean performers at GAM – Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral in March 2022.

On January 12 and 13, artist Amanda Piña offers a performative hike in the mountains of Santiago