Installation by Kika Echeverría

8-10. March 2024

“wait till ~” is my second artistic endeavor of this series, where I bring together knitting, a DC motor, and the delicate interplay of tensions. Through this installation, I aim to highlight the subtle details often unnoticed in my everyday memories. It stands as my artistic response, born from a yearning for belonging and a quest for answers embedded in my unconscious practices. The installation roots itself in the echoes of my childhood and the teachings inherited, a heritage predominantly shaped by the women in my family.

Within this space, I present a scene where the teachings instilled in me are gradually dismantled by a mechanism, I’ve come to understand but have yet to control fully. The plastic thread, the primary material in this composition, is a deliberate choice—an inorganic substance that resists disposal due to its durability. The knitted thread undergoes unraveling, symbolizing the struggle around what unconsciously remains, inviting the potential for renewal through the act of knitting anew. It becomes a symbolic gesture, a testament to my desire not for the destruction of my heritage, but rather an extended deconstruction embedded within the lessons imparted to me. While the emotions of loss and mourning linger, I persist in twisting the material through the knitting and un-knitting process, perceiving how it withstands the numerous possibilities available for exploration. The act becomes a ritual, a contemplation of the endurance of both the material and the memories entwined within it.

Wood structure (design and construction): Felipe Araya
Engineering support: José D’Orazio

Kika Echeverría (b. 1990) is a Chilean anthropologist, sound researcher, and photographer based in Berlin. Co-founder and member of the platform Radio Pasajes. Her work centers on memory, inspiring both personal and collective projects in specific territories. She focuses her practice on the sonorous dimensions of everyday life, emphasizing the significance of listening practices and recognizing their ability to mold identities and foster a sense of belonging. Kika looks to encourage intimate and critical reflections on the relationship between sound and memory, emphasizing its political and resistance potency.

8. March:18:00-22:00

Opening times:
9-10. March: 14:00-18:00