"Giving away the kidnapped 632 times"
The artist created 632 clay medallions with images of individuals that were kidnapped in Colombia during the years of 1999-2002. The transfers where done with soil, sand and natural materials.
The artist hung the medallions, and a video projection was displayed on the medallions, which then kidnapped the image of the video. The video had the same original images of these kidnapped individuals, only the video was synchronized with the Colombian National Anthem's beat of the trumpet, which could be heard during the installation.
The artist silently, performed the opposite act of kidnapping by gifting away 315 medallions to the audience and people outside of the gallery.
The second part of the piece will be the same installation and performed with the remaining pieces. Show in Colombia or New York, tbd.
"Giving away the kidnapped 632 times" detail
"How much is enough?"
The artist’s hair holds the images of the kidnapped in a 13-foot dangling piece of newspaper print.
This piece was the recipient of the Sthormont award at FIU.
"How much is enough?", detail.
This piece is a process art piece, where the artist prayed "our father" with a label maker, until the total canvas was covered. She then lit up 13 candles for 13 minutes and 13 seconds and blew them away.
The number 13 representing the titles of the Colombian constitution and that of the protection of everyone in Colombian territory. The artist believes that much was left to religion and prayer when more legal action should have been taken by not only the government but also the whole world.
"Freedom and order"
Process piece, mixing the legal system in Colombia and the sense of prayer and melted wax from the unheard results of those prayers.
"Freedom and order", detail.
10 children were kidnapped in Colombia in 2000 within a 7 mile radius.
Their images are inside a humanely type rat trap. It keeps the rat inside alive, but without any freedom. The rat traps are embedded inside an ocean of bees wax of prayer.
"Zona de distencion"
Colombia, the constitution and a sliver of land that was given to the guerrillas during 2007.
"Zona de distencion", detail.