La Coyolchauqui

  • La Coyolchauqui

  • Artist: Gabriela Aceves SepĂșlveda
  • Year: 2001
  • Duration: 1:45
  • Country: Canada
  • Coyolchauqui or Prelude to the Fragments consists of seven silent 1min. video sequences presented in seven different TV monitors (or as a single channel piece). The TV monitors are placed on the floor forming a circle looking upward. The images of these videos consist of parts of the body performing various actions such as: hands being painted with black ink, hands playing with a dictionary, and other parts of the body submerging in water with ink. The arrangement of the TV sets is based on the layout of the stone sculpture that depicts the Coyolchauqui, a pre-Hispanic goddess that represents a fragmented woman after encountering a fight with her brother and mother.

  • Accession #: 5391
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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