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Proyecto para retrato
(El Origen de las Especies Introducidas)
2016
Video mono canal | Escultura de madera

10’05” (loop), dimensiones variables

⎌ PROYECTO COMISIONADO

Project for a Portrait (The Origin of Introduced Species) results from a collaboration between the artist and Segundo Teodoro Ruiz, a craftsman originally from the province of Azuay in Ecuador who moved to the Galápagos Islands more than two decades ago.

Balseca commissioned the artisan a self-portrait and filmed the entire process from the felling of a Cedrela Odorata tree, an introduced wood species, to the carving of the trunk into a colossal head. The project investigates about the human presence in the Ecuadorian archipelago and its relation to introduced species, revealing an existing anachronism in the scientific categories of endemic and introduced still in use today.

 Este trabajo fue comisionado para LARA 2016 (Latin America Roaming Art), durante la residencia en la Isla Santa Cruz e Isla Isabela, Galapagos. Curaduría por: Rodolfo Kronfle Chambers y José Roca.

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Proyecto para retrato
(El Origen de las Especies Introducidas)
2016
Video mono canal | Escultura de madera

10’05” (loop), dimensiones variables

⎌ PROYECTO COMISIONADO

Project for a Portrait (The Origin of Introduced Species) results from a collaboration between the artist and Segundo Teodoro Ruiz, a craftsman originally from the province of Azuay in Ecuador who moved to the Galápagos Islands more than two decades ago.

Balseca commissioned the artisan a self-portrait and filmed the entire process from the felling of a Cedrela Odorata tree, an introduced wood species, to the carving of the trunk into a colossal head. The project investigates about the human presence in the Ecuadorian archipelago and its relation to introduced species, revealing an existing anachronism in the scientific categories of endemic and introduced still in use today.

 Este trabajo fue comisionado para LARA 2016 (Latin America Roaming Art), durante la residencia en la Isla Santa Cruz e Isla Isabela, Galapagos. Curaduría por: Rodolfo Kronfle Chambers y José Roca.

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01. Portrait (The Origin of Introduced Especies), c-print, 50cm x 33,33cmSan Cristobal Island, Galapagos, 2016 — 02. 03. 04. 05. Project for a Portrait (The Origin of Introduced Especies), video stills, single-channelcvideo, 10’05” (loop), 2016.