El espíritu de las cosas

Narda Alvarado



2017
Video Essay

Those who have a positivist, scientistic, rationalist view of the world and of reality often think that the Western technological paradigm is the only valid and useful for modern society; technological, interconnected and consumerist. However, there is a type of artifacts, instruments, objects and / or technological tools developed in the (non-modern) contexts in which magical or ritualistic thinking reign, challenging that paradigm. El espíritu de las cosas que vendrán: symbolic-magical technologies to think this time, runs the self-constructed works of communities that express through the determination of the constitution of their own territories, not only the objects created to adapt to the territory, but also the constitution of political and economic forms that alter the order of the programmed obsolescence.