Instituto de Visión, Bogota, Colombia.
Curated by Beatriz Lopez
This work refers to the disputes associated with the access, property rights and use of natural resources in the Colombian department of Chocó, an area where a predominantly black and indigenous population has endured various cycles of war, impoverishment, exclusion and violent land dispossessions. This work also reflects on extractivist policies and the large-scale exploitation of copper, as well as the impact of the mining industry suffered by the Chocoan population.
A curtain built with zinc tiles, which were previously shot at with different fire guns, isolates me and obstructs the view of my body for the audience. On the other side, I stand naked with my hands tied with copper wire, turning my back to a wall painted with the colors of the Chocoan flag. Members of the audience are invited individually to contemplate my body through the holes made by the impact of the bullets.