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birth of amaru negro (for the chaos of our strongest feelings) (2019)

malleable sculptural installation and ritual performance dreamscape.

GRADEX 104 OCAD University graduate exhibit.

In the Aymara and Quechua languages, amaru is the word for serpent, who in Andean cosmology is known as the omniscient protector of the underworld and the innermost, the place where the future emerges from. In Andean cosmology, spacetime is understood to be spherical-cyclical (three spheres, residing within the other, in a state of constant flux).

birth of amaru negro (for the chaos of our strongest feelings) is a dreamscape installation weaving together remnants of ritual performances—assemblages of decolonial brujerías (art objects blessed by my idiosyncratic witchy spirituality)—documenting my affective experiences with surgical menopause as a reclamation of bodily autonomy.



installation view of "birth of amaru negro (for the chaos of our strongest feelings)", malleable sculptural installation and ritual performance dreamscape, GRADEX 104 OCAD University graduate exhibit, lwrds duniam art
detail view of hanging sculptural piece, branches, tulle khipu knots, steel mesh, and chain, GRADEX 104 OCAD University, lwrds duniam art
detail view of hanging sculptural piece, branches, tulle khipu knots, steel mesh, and chain, GRADEX 104 OCAD University, lwrds duniam art
detail view of hanging sculptural piece, branches, tulle khipu knots, steel mesh, and chain, GRADEX 104 OCAD University, lwrds duniam art
installation detail, tree knot hanging from chain surrounded by yellow and orange tulle. GRADEX 104 OCAD University, lwrds duniam art
installation detail, black and yellow tulle hanging over branches. GRADEX 104 OCAD University, lwrds duniam art
installation detail, tree knot hanging from chain with agua florida and agua de kananga. GRADEX 104 OCAD University, lwrds duniam art
performance, rubbing black ink on cut tree knot. GRADEX 104 OCAD University, lwrds duniam art
performance, dripping black ink on cut tree knot. GRADEX 104 OCAD University, lwrds duniam art
installation detail, tree bark wrapped in black tulle and silver chains. GRADEX 104 OCAD University, lwrds duniam art
installation detail, bark and small branches in the foreground, hanging tulle khipu in the background. GRADEX 104 OCAD University, lwrds duniam art
installation detail, hanging clit sheet, black and purple ink on white fabric with knotted white fabric wrapped clit sculpture on the ground, branches and black tulle. GRADEX lwrds duniam art.
installation detail, hanging clit sheet in the background with knotted white fabric wrapped clit sculpture in the foreground, covered in grey palo santo ash, branches, wooden bowl, and black tulle. GRADEX lwrds duniam art.
installation detail, hanging clit sheet, black and purple ink on white fabric with tulle hanging khipu knots in the foreground. GRADEX lwrds duniam art.
installation detail, hanging clit sheet in the background with knotted white fabric wrapped clit sculpture in the foreground, covered in grey palo santo ash, branches, wooden bowl with black ink, and black tulle. GRADEX lwrds duniam art.
detail, performance remnants, black ink on wall with hand shadow and black tulle, GRADEX 104 OCAD University, lwrds duniam art
installation view of "birth of amaru negro (for the chaos of our strongest feelings)", malleable sculptural installation and ritual performance dreamscape, GRADEX 104 OCAD University graduate exhibit, lwrds duniam art
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