Live installation: Karla Desentis Rodríguez
Thursday, September 9, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Audain Gallery | Free

Note: Following BC health guidelines, proof of first COVID-19 vaccine dose will be required for entry to any performance on or after Sep 13.

Tejedora is an interdisciplinary installation that encompasses movement, spatial design and video projection. The video loops an action involving the unrolling of sheets of paper, creating multiple lines of paper and a body in movement. Together, these lines interweave in time and space, choreographing the unceasing process of becoming. Inspired by the Nahua´s concept of teotl, which is the dynamic principle of an eternally self-generating and self-regenerating sacred power, energy or force. (Nahuas is the name given to Mesoamerican Nahuatl-speakers which includes the Mexicas (internationally known as “Aztecs”) Texcocans, Chalcans, and Tlaxcaltecs among others).

Credits and Thanks

Senior Supervisor: Steven Hill
Supervisor Professor: Robert Kitsos
SCA Production Coordinator: Gillian Hanemayer
Production Manager: Nicole Lamb
Assistant Production Manager/ Assistant Technical Director: Lief Liu
SCA Technical Support: Paula Viitanen Aldazosa
Technical Support: Jack Chipman
Film Equipment Supervisor: Corbin Saleken
Special thanks to: Amaury Villegas, Hilda Rodríguez, Luis Desentis, Hilda Desentis, Ilvs Strauss, Wladimiro Woyno, Ben Rogalski, Andrew Curtis, Miles Lavkulich, Christopher Lacroix, and Stefan Smulovitz.

Presented as part of Trajectories of Unlooking, the MFA Graduating Exhibition, which runs September 9 – 25, 2021, at the Audain Gallery. More HERE ~

The exhibition of a graduating project represents the culmination of a candidate's studies, and is presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.  

Presented with the School for Contemporary Arts at SFU.

This work will be presented and has been created on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


Karla Desentis Rodríguez is an interdisciplinary artist who works across live performance, choreography, video art and installation. Through her art practice, she has explored approaches to identity and perception from different angles, including in relation to sexism and racism. She is concerned with engaging art as a medium to explore alternative ways of thinking and perceiving. Karla graduated as a dancer from the Mexico City Ballet Academy and as a Musical Theatre actress from CECAAP. She holds a BFA in Choreography from the National Fine Arts Institute (INBA) and a Bachelor´s in Industrial Design from the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM).

September 09, 2021