ATLAS

“Atlas Amerika”, for an echosophic reparation proposal for neocolonialism, a cartography of the project “La Huella”, archive material, photograph, prints and collage, variable dimensions.

Atlas, a God that holds the via lactea, the cosmos, or a mountain from where to look at the land. I remember being in El Quemado, in the Mexican dessert and understanding dimensionality. From the top of a mountain we understand space is a sphere and all is connected. I can think of the particular people, in each folding of the land. I know that collage is magic, once you add things that seem to share a shape, intention or a motivation they are like magnetised, they attract each other.  There is no coincidence at some point, what needs to be together meets in the map. The post colonial landscape and the impossibility of overtaking it pushes me to work with an Atlas printed in an extinct socialist society. This implies the impossibility of denial of colonialism, and the need to think the colonial wound from an extenuated view point. To think the places of contact of colonial trauma from the wounds the dictatorship of Pinochet left in Chile to implement an extractionist neoliberal society.

Le colonialisme: l’imposibilite de son depassement/ne pas nier le avant…

No negar la colonización /pero pensar con la colonización /pensar las formas de contacto y no un un después y un rechazo total

“Atlas Europa” for an echosophic reparation proposal for neocolonialism, a cartography of the project “La Huella”, archive material, photographic prints and collage, variable dimensions.

 


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