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Land studies project (2010 - 2013)

Land studies is a series of ongoing actions based on language and voice that intend to be a study on the notion of land, using different cultural objects and references from Colombia. For every action, i engage my own body and voice when needed.




Land studies (landscape)
Words cut off a copy of the book
Landless Servant Ed. Panamericana (1998)
Sculpture / projection
2013



Landless Servant is a book written by Eduardo Caballero Calderón in 1954, where he depicts
the unsuccessful efforts of a peasant that wants to buy a piece of land from his landlords to cultivate. But the social, political, economical and cultural conditions of the context -a non stated civil war- based on the persecution against political beliefs different from the party on power, prevent him to achieve his gold. This book deals with the question of the land in relation to a very particular form of political war in Colombia. Moreover, is a book one reads at school, because it makes part of the official educational curriculum…