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REQUIEM HUAO

 

Video performance

2005

 

It represents a funeral chant by means of a composition of the Amazonian cultures of Ecuador. The ethnic melody is interpreted with lyric voice, and to visualize this cultural shock a dress of industrial manufacture with the face painted and the characteristic hair of a Huaorani woman was used. The play reflects on the upcoming extinction a language, of its musical sounds and apparel, an identity that dies due to the historical processes of westernize.

 

In the framework of the XI Contemporary Art Salon, Foundation El Comercio (XI Salón de Arte Contemporáneo Fundación el Comercio)
Curator: Cristóbal Zapata Cultural 
Center PUCE, Quito, Ecuador.

 

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