MEMORIES: 5 de-constructions

Sound, Multimedia and Mix-medium Installation

This is a sound and mix-medium installation of 5 parts (each of 4’x2’x15′ ft), expressing my personal concern about the indigenous communities from Ecuador affected by the oil industry during 2002. This installation was possible by Ariel Lopez, videographer and activist, who allowed me to use aspects of the interviews and images of a video that he produced for the Amazon Watch campaign 2003 – a video documenting several regions of Ecuador contaminated by the oil spills left by the oil company Chevron-Texaco during the 80’s.

[excerpt of the sound installed inside the bricks construction]

[ambiance sound]

Materials: Cotton fabric, motor oil, water, cardboard, sound, bricks, ziplock bags, soil, tray and simple electrical circuit