HUASCO SONGS is an art project based on a travel in Valle Huasco, Chile, in January 2007, by Stian Skagen, Gerardo Gonzales and Erikk McKenzie.
The videos on the site are a compilation of some of the sounds and images we recorded, mixed with recordings from an anti-Pascua Lama demonstration in Santiago the 21th of December 2006. Well, to make it short: All these impressions of another stupid human exploit of natural resources – putting water at risk in one of the driest regions on the planet – inspired us to create a performance together. It was performed in the Theaterschool Amsterdam and in La Poderosa, Barcelona, during May 2007.
We hope that through our creative work more people will get to know the situation in Valle Huasco, so that the clean water will keep flowing through the valley for as long as plants, animals and humans will need it to survive. AGUA VALE MAS QUE ORO.
Thanks to all the people we have met on our journeys, especially to Margarita & Papo, to Marcela & to all the powerful loving people we met in Arco Iris, Conay.
more info at: www.noapascualama.org
AlJazeera English: The environmental cost of Chile’s gold mines – 08 Jul 07
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