Summoning voices: a conversation with Ana Bravo Pérez

A conversation with Ana Bravo Pérez that took place during the Summoning voices - A radio symposium on feminist world making July 8-9.23 in Goethe Institut Rotterdam and at

In the conversation you can hear Ana talking about her artistic practice, Abya Yala and work on her most recent film.

Born in the city of Pasto in Abya Yala, Ana Bravo-Pérez’ studies, publications and work in film and the visual arts draw on migration, memory and violence. Oftentimes, she uses her own migratory and diasporic experiences as a starting point for her artistic projects investigating suppressed narratives and collective histories. Her experiences have been crucial for building an artistic practice in which personal, decolonial and geopolitical questions merge. A key question in her work is how to deal with violence visually in such a way so it can heal colonial wounds, instead of representing it. Bravo Pérez is working with the colonial legacies and present-day exploitation of materials such as coal, celluloid and gold, which also leads to questioning of the materials in the chosen artistic methods.

Summoning voices - A radio symposium on feminist world making

Words make language, language makes stories, and stories make worlds

Radio Echo is summoning a diversity of voices of storytellers, artists, radio makers, community builders, researchers and activists during a two day radio symposium, online at our radio platform and physically at the Goethe Institut Rotterdam. Through a series of conversations, dj sets and vocal experimentations that weave a multilayered broadcast that touches upon methods to reimagine the realities that define our lives. With it we challenge normative understandings of being together and compose a web of solidarity amongst our communities. We aim to provide a space where many disciplines can intersect, nurture each other and find a channel to influence the world with a touch of our magic.