IMPULSADO POR VIENTOS CONTRARIOS – Driven by Contrary Winds

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Mixed media sculpture installation

2015

Three small-scale sculptures of different situational landscapes, illuminated by photography set lights. Each of the sculptures contains events taken from reality of strategic usage of land and its oppressive sense of imprisonment.

The first sculpture is a labyrinth made of wire fencing and clay posts on sand, portraying property division and demarcation of territory. The second is a mountain crossed by a tunnel, with sand on one side and a flat red sheet creating a liquid form on the other. This sculpture translates the memories of the “pescas milagrosas”, random kidnappings in the rural roads and highways of Colombia. The third is a green swimming donut with sand in the middle and a wooden house without a roof on top. This is taken from the Mississippi River flood in 2011, where farmers opted for failed individual dykes to protect their homes, isolating themselves and dismissing collective safety constructions.

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