HERMOSILLA, Daniela; VORMANN, Jan (eds.); BALMACEDA, Elisa
The first issue of ,coma, an artists’ publication initiated by Jan Vormann and Daniela Hermosilla, and printed in an edition of 200 numbered copies printed in Valdivia, Chile.
In ,coma #1, artist Elisa Balmaceda was invited to work around the idea of Presence. This issue was thought and build in a context where there was limited access to materials, such as papers and divers printing techniques, and the result is an adaptation to this precariousness. In the frame of global pandemia and lockdowns, questions about how to continue to create spaces for collective encounter take on central importance. The printed page, in this issue, appears as an alternative to the virtual experience.
Elisa Balmaceda (Santiago de Chile, 1985) is a visual artist, teacher and researcher. Her work explores the link between the human and the non-human through a material and symbolic research of landscape, technology, time-space, the cyclical, ecology and environmental degradation. [publisher’s note]