ISABEL   BURR   RATY

PHOTOGRAPHY

I WISH I WAS - BUT MAYBE I ALREADY AM? (PT)

a brief photographic collage

In this collage, Isabel poetically portrays some hybrid species that she encounters in one of her time travelling practices - when breaking the limits of the biological-self. By conducting sexual bioelectricity through her anatomy’s connective tissues into her pineal gland, her brain opens liminal territories that she explores in a future that stands in the past. Here, the forms of a 3-dimensional reality, including the frontiers of human/animal/plant are altered. Here, reality seemingly becomes a quantum mystery: “Being one, yet another at the same time in a non-present unit”. This fascinating hypothesis, that escapes our perception of temporality, might be close to clarifying existence and may one day find itself banging against a hybrid species mix. A mix discovered or created by the possible “mistakes” of quantum mechanics.

 

Exhibited in the frame of MONTRAS ‘17 a collective art exhibition organized by Cultivamos Cultura at Sao Luis, Odemira Portugal in August 2017.

Photographs taken by Minerva Hernandez and Isabel B.R. at River Mira Portugal in July 2017, when Isabel visited Cultivamos Cultura to develop the Beauty Kit Farm Project 0.1.

 

SILENT PATAGONIA (CL)

photographic exhibition

Photographic concept & production Isabel Burr Raty
Photographer Gaspar Cabrera

2011

 

Produced for Portrait of Pioneer Women film's screening at the Chilean Government Palace.

20 photos portray the film's protagonists and the contradictions of their surroundings.

Supported by The Chilean Government Palace, The Council of Culture and Arts of Chile XI Region, Local Government of the Coyhaique & Chile Chico, Municipalities: Puerto Ibáñez, Chile Chico, Cochrane, Caleta Tortel and Villa O’Higgins, Costa Carrera Corporation, Mar Patagonia


 

THE RAPA NUI PEOPLE 

the first human rights report on Easter Island

Cover photo & contemporary photographs by Isabel Burr Raty

Supported by Ford Foundation

2011

This is the First Report on the Human Rights of the Rapa Nui People on Easter Island. Elaborated by the international Observers’ mission to the Rapa Nui, launched in 2013 at the Museo de la Memoria Santiago, Chile.

Isabel worked in the photographic archive of this report.

Observers Clem Chartier, President of Métis National Council Canada. Alberto Chirif, Anthropologist and Researcher, IWGIA Peru. Nin Tomas, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Auckland in Aotearoa-New Zealand and researcher in the area of Indigenous Peoples Rights.

Edited by lawyer Consuelo Labra, The Indian Law Resource Center Washington D.C. and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA).