Home So Near, Home So Far

Home So Near, Home So Far


Home So Near, Home So Far, 2006, 11:30
Filmed during the visit at the home of Marcela Rosen, artist, and Ricardo Castro, the Mapuche Indian living in Santiago/Chile, who is reciting a poem in Mapuche language an playing a typical Mapuche musical instrument, the Thruthruka. The artist, his Mapuche name is Piuke Werken, belongs to those artists who are deeply engaged in preserving the cultural heritage of the Mapuche people in Southern Chile by using the language of contemporary art for transporting his message.

Technical notes :
Title: Home so near, Home so far – A meditation from Mapuche land
Year of production: January 2006
Format : Video
Video format : PAL 4:3
URL: http://agricola-de.cologne/video/volume12/mapu/index.html
Shooting format : miniDV
Exhibition format: DVD , miniDV, Betacam SP (PAL)
Duration: 11:30
Sound: yes
Colour: yes

Language: Spanish, Mapuche
Dialogue list: no, English subtitles


Director: Agricola de Cologne
Producer: Agricola de Cologne
Editor: Agricola de Cologne
Script/concept: Agricola de Cologne
Sound: Agricola de Cologne
Cinematography: Agricola de Cologne
Programming: Agricola de Cologne

Filmed on location in Santiago de Chile


  • Zemos98 – 9th audiovisual festival Sevilla 2007
  • The Art Gallery of Knoxville/USA 2006
  • Pixeldance Festival Thessaloniki/Greece 2006
  • Carbunari – experimental film festival Baia Mare/Romania 2006
  • Copyright © 2006 by Agricola de Cologne. All rights reserved.