The video THE LAST INCA PRINCESS brings to contemporary life the role of women in the history of Peru, showing us a vision of the origin of miscegenation through a history of female resilience.
This video art is inspired by a seventeenth-century painting documenting the marriage of an Inca Princess to a Spanish captain, Ñusta Beatríz Clara Coya and Captain Martín García de Loyola, and the one of their daughter representing the union of miscegenation in Latin America.
This work is an interpretation of the painting, which seeks to bring history to new generations told using elements of contemporary art. The film plays with parallel times, mixing codes of popular iconography connecting the public with the story through a current family language.
More than narrating the event represented in the painting, this film is a reinterpretation of the historical events behind the painting. Its narrative axes are the experiences and memories of the princess. In the video, the princess remembers her free childhood, the integrity of her mother, her position as an object of men's negotiation, the fall of her civilization. She represents the passing of the transcendence of her mother to her, and of her to her mestizo daughter. The video documents in an artistic way the story of this character and her daughter, communicating a message of feminine resilience and struggle to maintain an ancestral identity.
This series of micro stories explore the confrontation between two worlds, the imposition of one culture, one race and one gender over another.
"The Last Inca Princess" was the winner of Best Experimental Short Film at the Big Apple Film 2015 New York Festival and at the California Women's Film Festival 2016. Also received a special mention from the jury at the Extreme Film Festival of Veracruz
"for recovering in an aesthetic and artistic way a historical moment of Latin America ".
Ana De Orbegoso
The New Conquest
INTERDISCIPLINARY EXHIBITION - OSMA MUSEUM
MESSAGES FOR THE PRINCESS
LA ULTIMA PRINCESA INCA EXPO MUSEO DE OSMA
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