Everything keeps tied and well tied

Interactive Performance, Video and mixed media.

Haciendo contexto III Exhibition:

Hiper-society and the quipus as a metaphor.

Proyecto AMIL, Lima Peru.


In my work 'Everything keeps tied and well tied' at 'Projecto AMIL' Lima Peru in 2019 -title inspired in Franco's statement before die- different people were invited to talk about their traumatic memories associated with a recurrent physical pain, while making -at the same time- a plaster cast of the chosen part of their bodies, making abstracts objects with the produced casts. That was my way to see the 'The Quipu' -system of codes by using threads and knots to help the memory used in ancient societies of Peru-. The Quipu remains uninterpreted after the extinction of Indigenous communities with the colonies. My interest was to investigate the function of the human body as a system of encoding and decoding memories as information. Every part of our body is impregnated with a memory or trauma, that can be seen as an unresolved knot in the Quipu. The traumatic situation of a country has tendency to keep hidden and unresolved too. Therefore, our thinking process tends to cover the facts, trying to forget or tie it in the past. So, each person was invited to release their memories while 'casting' the physical pain of the selected parts of their bodies.



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