WATER AND LANDMARKS
Kinetic sculpture / liquid archeology
Kinetic sculpture made in conjunction with Erika Ortiz Díaz and Aldana Olivello exhibited at CC Recoleta, as a joint part of a homonymous performative pedaling that was carried out during the time of the exhibition.
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Work in collaboration with Erika Ortiz Díaz and Aldana Olivello
- Exhibited at CC Recoleta at the Biennial of Young Art (September / October 2017).
- Milion in the exhibition 'Come in and close the door' within the framework of the Electronic November (November 2018)
- Permanent exhibition and heritage work of CheLA (Centro Hipermediático Experimental Latinoamericano).
2 sculptures 180x70x40 cm each
stones and debris from Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur, water, glass, byciclete wheels
As part of the artistic project Pedalúdico, in charge of Fabián Wagmister (professor at UCLA and founding director of REMAP), we ideated and created a performative bike riding on the he public space of Buenos Aires City, influenced by the Situationism concept of dérive (Guy Debord).
Together with two artists from Chaco and Bogotá, we conceived and made ‘El agua y los hitos [Water And Landmarks]’ which central axis was the movement around different water strata of Buenos Aires City (fountains, buried streams, buildings related to the water infrastructure, etc.) culminating on the Rio de La Plata coast.
During the performance, we stopped three times to create small collective structures called ‘apachetas’, a quechua word for a pile of rocks to signal a territory. The rocks were previously collected from Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve. They come from the debris of dozens of blocks that were expropriated and demolished in the 80s by the military dictatorship called ‘National Reorganization Process” and then put them on the coast of the river in order to expand the available land and develop real estate businesses.
Our action consisted in giving these rocks back to Buenos Aires city, as a collective symbolic gesture that returned to the city what once was taken away.
“No esperes gran cosa del río, no es lo que te imaginas, no es un río correntoso como los del sur ni es un río enigmático y profundo como los del norte. No esperes aventuras, es un río de llanura, apenas un montón de agua parda y tibia que viaja como dormida hacia el mar, (…) Vas como dormido, como si anduvieras en el medio de la nada, como si anduvieras de noche, vas casi sin pensar como el ganado, es como si fuera un camino abandonado por el que ya no va nadie. Al río tampoco va nadie ¿para qué van a ir? Acordate: no esperes gran cosa.”
(Historias Extraordinarias, Mariano Llinás)
"Hard to believe Buenos Aires had any beginning.
I feel it to be as eternal as air and water."
(The Mythical Founding of Buenos Aires, JL Borges)