MOUNT ARARAT

La Balsa Gallery, Medellín  2019

Mount Ararat is considered the place where Noah's Ark rests after the end of the great flood, having preserved one male and one female of each animal species, as the book of Genesis relates.

In the icy plains of Anatolia, on the fourfold border between Turkey, Iran, Armenia and the Najichevan enclave, Azerbaijan territory, the large sleepy volcano crowned with perpetual snows is imposed as a great geographical landmark making an essential part of the landscape of this  four national territories.

The Ararat as a symbolic place, is the guardian of the sacred ark and is a heritage of faith in a universal sense. It is par excellence the symbol of salvation.

In the great founding myths, the cataclysms by waters destroyed a humanity so that another new regenerated and purified, one appeared, as a regression to the primordial chaos and to the original cosmogony. Ark equals salvation.

The myth refers to events that perhaps never happened, but like all the myths of origin, when repeated inexorably with the passing of time, they offer humanity to illuminate and understand the present.

Mount Ararat, sublimation on silk, 196 x 150 cm

Multiple views of Mount Ararat today and forever, multiple events related to the Universal Flood from now on and from the eternal and erratic shift of humanity against adversity, inspire the realization of this proposal.

Tour of the Gallery rooms, in 3D

The flight, displacement, ephemeral settlements, shipwrecks, extinctions of some animal species, viewed from the world we inhabit today, inspire the realization of this proposal.

Digital printing on Lasal paper, 50 pieces of 
47 x 37 cm.

ESCAPE, video projected on the living room floor, which reveals the journey of the Rohingya, Muslim minority, expelled from their villages in Myanmar, mostly Buddhists, on a long journey on foot to Bangladesh, in search of a camp for refugees.

Video recording in the room. 

ROHINGYA, is a small tribute to the women of this Muslim ethnic group who have been victims of persecution and displacement from their homes by the Myanmar Buddhist army, stoically enduring all kinds of harassment, deprivation, and suffering.

Video recording in the room. 
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