Ainga is a project about the garment factory that my maternal family owns in an old neighborhood of Santiago. Through documentary footage, interview and texts, I investigated the physical space of this factory and the affective and power relationships between owners and workers. Also, I am interested in the progressive transformation of this building —transformation I consider a counternarrative of the economic and political changes that have affected the Chilean industry during the past 60 years.

Ainga (excerpts) 2013, double channel video, sound, 40 min

A video with
Ada Zuñiga, Cruz Morales, Erica Bustos, Héctor Gamboa, Hugo Gallardo, Inés Muñoz, Javier Roa, José López, Juan López, Leonor Mendez, Luis Muñoz, Luis Vargas, María del Carmen González, Maricruz López, Marlon Reyes, Myriam Cid, Patricio López, Roxana Suazo, Sandra Chiguay, Sara Margarita Rodríguez, Teresa Torres, Viviana Lepin

Camera, sound, editing
Maricruz Alarcón

Camera assistant
Rodrigo Araya

Shooted at the installations of Confecciones Beas Ltda., Santiago de Chile, January 2013.

This project would not have been possible without the participation and support of the Confecciones Beas staff, López Morales family, Alarcón López family, Rodrigo Araya, Francisca García, Andrea Geyer, Brenda Goldstein, Cristóbal Lehyt, Rit Premnath, Nicolás Rupcich, Ilyn Wong and Carolina Zuñiga.

Ainga (installation views) 2013, double channel video, sound, 40 min