ISABEL BURR RATY
ISABEL BURR RATY
is an independent filmmaker and performance artist, exploring the ontological crack between the organic and the artificially engineered, 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 has been based in Brussels since 2013, where she develops her second feature film set in Easter Island (supported by Media Fund), 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 new media, body art, performance and installation proposing hybrid narratives and bio-autonomy practices that play with synthetic magic and compose in situ Sci-Fi.
Isabel is currently an associate researcher in a.pass.be, lecturer-teacher of Media art history in ERG Brussels (École de Recherche Graphique) and in residency in Amsterdam, after obtaining a grant given by the ministry of Culture of this City, which partners 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), Constant_V, ZSeene Art Lab, Beursschouwburg, Limal (Brussels); Palais de Tokyo Paris, ISEA Hong Kong and Cultivamos Cultura Portugal; and presented her artistic research in festivals and conferences such as: Ecofutures at Queen Mary's University London, FEMeeting Portugal, Taboo Transgression Transcendence in Art and Science (Corfu Greece), Human Enhancement Clinic at Border Sessions (The Hague), Science Friction at the Aki Institute in Enchede University the Netherlands and FACTT at Humbolt University Berlin.
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 in feminine blessing techniques by Miranda Grey and started a focused training in Daoist sexual-bioenergetic techniques with Mantak Chia at Universal Tao Center Thailand.
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