ISABEL BURR RATY
Isabel Burr Raty is an independent filmmaker, artist, teacher and Kung Fu practitioner exploring the interstices between the organic and the artificial, 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.
She currently develops her second feature film, set in Easter Island, which tells the colonial story of this navel of the Earth. 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. On the other hand, but nonetheless complementary, in her artistic work she interweaves performance and new media installation proposing hybrid narratives and bio-autonomy practices that invite the public to queer production understandings and embody SF in real time, such as the Beauty Kit Farm.
Isabel teaches Media art history in Écoloe de Recherche Graphique and is researcher in WAB IV nadine Brussels. In 2018 she was granted a bio-art & design deal by the AFK (Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst), which partnered her to: The Waag, Mediamatic and Prof. Toby Kiers (VU Amsterdam).
Burr Raty has shown her works and collaborations internationally, in venues such as: KVS (Royal Flemish Theater), Beursschouwburg, Constant_V, ZSeene Art Lab, Limal (Brussels); Palais de Tokyo Paris, ISEA Hong Kong and Cultivamos Cultura Portugal; presented her work in festivals and conferences such as: Enter Through The Void, Exit Through The Giftshop, Campo Victoria, Ghent (BE), Ecofutures at Queen Mary's University London (GB), FEMeeting (PT), Taboo Transgression Transcendence in Art and Science (GR/AU), Human Enhancement Clinic at Border Sessions (NL), Science Friction at the Aki Institute in Enchede University (NL) and FACTT at Humbolt University Berlin (DE); and given workshops at the University of the Arts Berlin (DE) and Rampa Lab Ljubljana (SI).
Isa was born in 1979 at Santiago Chile during the Chilean dictatorship out of a Belgian mother and a Chilean father. She spent her childhood between Patagonia, Santiago, Caracas, Viña del Mar, Brussels, London and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). After graduating form university, she lived in Chile for over a decade, working as an actress in theatre and TV projects, directing her mask theatre company, teaching acting courses in different institutions and universities, training professional dance and theatre companies, editing videos and anthropological documentaries.
STUDIES - BRIEF
Isabel has postmaster in advanced performance and scenography studies obtained in a.pass Brussels. She studied Philosophy (UAH), LeCoq Physical Theatre, both in Chile, and Imaginative Realism Method at Chekhov Studio in London. She has an extensive research in Theosophy and biology, and over a decade of inland-living investigation on Amerindian and Polynesian knowledge. She is trained in energy restructuration and crystal therapy. In 2015 she was initiated Moon Mother by Miranda Grey and started a focused training in Sexual Kunfu with Mantak Chia at Universal Tao Center Thailand.