Warp and Weft (CAMAY)
The installation consists of ten laser engraved mirrored-acrylic discs placed in sand formations. Each disc, carries a Tocapu - symbols found in ancient Andean textiles which have remained a subject of research for assuming the existence of pictographic or ideographic writing. The ten track audio that completes de installation is a direct translation (image to audio) of the recontextualized symbols.
“Running water was understood in the Andean world as a vitalizing life force, known by the Quechua verb, camay, which could empower inanimate matter. Stones and places could become living shrines or huacas with superhuman powers through this process. All of the cases of astronomy in the archaeological record of the Inca are associated with huaca sanctuaries and most are associated with flowing liquids. A set of distinguishing characteristics is developed for ceremonial centres with solar alignments.”