/Tinku 27,5x38cm - Santiago, 2020 / CuCl2 + Na2SO4/
Tinku, in the Inca language of Quechua, is a ‘meeting’,
an ‘encounter.’ It refers to a confrontation of complementary opposites.
Cutures know the value of
experiencing such tensions, probably because such encounters are
distinctive of the
landscape we inhabit.
The Andes, from the
Quechua Anti [West], are the
materialization of the ongoing collision between two enormous geological forces.
The Oceanic Nazca Plate is pushing under the southern shores of Abya Yala [America], moulding mountains above six thousand metres high. The frequent
that we feel in our bodies remind us
of the vibrations shaping our landscape. Anti’s geology manifests its strength
in Atacama. There, where the salty slopes unveil themselves naked as a desert,
our cultures and territory have worn the Tinku since their origins.
Atacama desert is where Pacha [Mother Earth], has reached the
sky with her highest crowns; where the Incas encountered the ‘end of the world’, Chilli; where the Spaniards’ mission
baptised Chile; where the last surviving wilderness confronts minings’ extractivism; where
even our bodies echoe the Tinku. It is the mestizaje, the place where
authentic cries liberate torn blodies. It is where half-bloods
/Detail of “The torn blood of Andes”, The authentic tears of Andes and Tinku - Santiago, 2020/
/The torn blood of Andes 27,5x38cm - Santiago, 2020 / CuSO4/
/The authentic tiers of Andes 27,5x38cm - Santiago, 2020 / NaCl/