sculpture: 20 black & white analogical prints on Barita paper and 3 color analogical prints on cybachrome, wood, book binding fabric
table: powder coated steel, wood, cotton fabric
folded sculpture: 40 x 95 x 70 cm (h x l x w)
table: 123 x 324 cm (h x l)
El Brujo (The Wizard in Spanish) is an exhibition display. It has no stable shape and it exists in two states: folded (in volume) or unfolded (flat), including a tranformation phase during its activation by the mediators of the exhibition space. When it is closed, it is an architectural representation which resumes the shape of a huaca from the Mochica civilization in Peru. Huacas are pre-Inca pyramids built by layering of adobe bricks.
23 photos stuck inside the sculpture are exposed when this one is unfolded. They document a research undertaken in 2012 by Louidgi Beltrame in the magic landscape of the Peruvian coastal desert for his film Nosotros también somos extraterrestres. These photos represent archeological sites connected to the various pre-Inca civilizations which occupied successively the Pacific Coast: Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Mochica. Beltrame’s photos seize these sites in their current state: pyramid transformed into soccer field, Mochica fresco reproduced on a concrete wall, signaling system for an archeological site painted on an improvised panel.