Sacrifice / Sacrificio (2013)
Support to the exhibition: 40 Salón Nacional de Artistas, Medellín. Ministry of Culture, Colombia.
“Sacrifice is a work that capsizes in the whirlpool of a loud, apocalyptic, public, and collective sacrifice. A fury is let loose there with the power of fire in an ancestral altar, which stands in contrast with the house – that other altar meant for mute and minor sacrifices. Supervivencias and Sacrificio are united, nonetheless, by their rhythm, by the same circular movement, by the impossibility of a lineal deployment of space and time, and reasserted with the über-darkness of the exhibition halls, the damming, the claustrophobia". Sol Astrid Giraldo.
“The land cannot be tranquil in the wake of sacrifices: It is a restless land, plowed by presences as much as it is by absences, limited not only by physical boundaries of blood and fire but by invisible ones as well, of added terrors and secrets. Such is the land of war, which won’t fit in with pacifier narratives. How can it be named then? How can it be made visible?”. Fragments catalog, Sol Astrid Giraldo.
6 Simultaneous projections in Syncro
Dolby sound 5.1
—Sacrifice (diptych). National Museum of Colombia. "The Earth as a Resource, Hall". 2016.
—Video installation. I Cartagena Biennial. 2014.
—43 SNA (inter) National Artists Salon. Medellin Colombia. 2013.
The sound in Sacrifice is dominant: the trembling of the legs that flee from the extermination express disinhabitation and stampeding conflict. The gesture of horror and fear builds a sound that runs through and overwhelms space.
In this work, the satisfaction produced by territorial power is palpable, represented in that omnipotent, victorious, hysterical fire. And at the same time, on the other hand, we almost smell the helplessness, the restlessness, the despair, the fear of that collective body-cattle, wounded and confused, that has lost its territory-refuge. This confrontation of fire/cattle images occurs at the same time in the auditory sphere: the noise of the flames prevails over that of the footsteps, the marches, the bellows. It devours it.
Sol Astrid Giraldo
General direction: Clemencia Echeverri
Camera 1:Camilo Echeverri
Camera 2: André Barón
Camera 3: Francisco Medina
Sound: Santiago Camacho y Clemencia Echeverri
Synchrony sound: Juan Forero