My practice as a visual artist is focused on creating bridges - physical or symbolic - between individuals and / or communities; that have different cultures and geographic spaces. My work has transversal axes as: marginality, exclusion and invisibility. These are related to deep issues such as: migration, racism and particularly the historical memory associated with the internal armed conflict in Peru (1980 - 2000), which I have been developing for two years, creating a Memory Space with a specific community.
Formally, my work is in macro or micro scale; and for specific sites. My practice can be individual as well as collective. I believe in co-creation processes, as an individual, I am part of the collective artist group FIBRA ( www.fibracolectivo.com ) and as part of the community, we made a Memory Space with the people of Hualla in Ayacucho, Peru; and with nature, a project with Ostra mushrooms – bio materials.
Project with FIBRA Collective
Sculptures created with Oyster and Ganoderma mycelium, sound and light system, soil
“Unforest: unearthing signals ” is a fungal broadcast of deforestation in Ucayali, Peru. Ucayali is located in the Amazon rainforest and is one of the five regions with the largest amount of forests in Peru. It is an installation of sculptures co-created with fungi that broadcast recent deforestation data and turn the urban exhibition space into an organism that pulses on the same frequency as tree loss. This project is as part of FIBRA Colectivo (www.fibracolectivo.com).
More information: https://fibracolectivo.com/portfolio-item/desbosque/