Reading, film screenings
What Do You Want to Unload?
Film Pasarela de las Ekekas in Spanish with English subtitles
Film Masterless Voices in English
The Ekeko is a widespread deity in the Andean region that stands for prosperity and the fulfillment of material desires. Maria Galindo and the feminist collective Mujeres Creando reinterpret this figure as the female Ekeka. In a “beauty contest,” they discuss – represented by indigenous women traders – What do you want to unload? In the film Masterless Voices by Ines Doujak and John Barker, a researcher appears in a costume covered in eyes, lugging an “Indian automaton” on her back and unable to rid herself of it.
Pasarela de las Ekekas
R: Maria Galindo / Mujeres Creando, Bolivia, 2020, 17 minutes
R: Ines Doujak / John Barker, Austria, 2014, 40 minutes
Reading from the Potosí Archive, book no. 2 / 11