Altiplano takes its name from one of the highest plateaus on Earth lying between Chile, Peru, and Bolivia.
The project started after expending a period of time immersing myself in this immaculately pristine and virtually uninhabited environment, experiencing a transcendence of nature and self. During that time I collected different objects, photographs and notes that later on became an Installation that emulates my experience at the dessert evoking a sense of wonder to explore the significance of individual reality and the heightened awareness of our surrounding nature. The experiment weaves the thread between two worlds, starting from an urban reality in New York City to posit a fundamental conflict between human connectivity and the complexities of solitude.
The installation consists of multi-media works made from arranged organic and inorganic objects. Video projections of geysers spotlight onto the plush floor; a large column of alpaca fleece, and antique blue-green telegraph insulators contain tiny videos of geysers inside. This new created landscape dialogues with a series of photographs depicting founded objects in the Altiplano, alluding to the pollution of widespread misinformation through mass media; like for example the skeleton of an abandoned car, devoid of the meaning it once held as a symbol of affluence and power. Finally I shared these images with strangers, documenting a performance that is characterized by many undistinguished moments of action, inaction, and, sometimes, introspection in strangers’ lives.
Altiplano I – IV
62 cm x 31 cm
4ta BIENAL DE ARTE LATINOAMERICANO DEL BRONX
PERFORMANCE IN NEW YORK CITY
PERFORMANCE IN GALLERY 101
Altiplano performance video
New York City ( Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Subway stations, Williamsburg)