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The Two-Cycle City or the Pocoyo Syndrome (according to Juliette)(*)
Lugares: Biennale of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia and Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Cruz
Materials: Objects and found materials, masking tape, wheels, trees, palm trees and Ficus.
Dimensions: Dimensions variable. In the gallery, 430cm x 360cm x 300cm
Year: Septiembre – Octubre 2010

 

(*) Translator’s note: Nature-deficit syndrome

The Two-Cycle City or the Pocoyo Syndrome (according to Juliette) is a project that originates in a journey across the periphery and centre of the city of Santa Cruz, gathering materials and objects.

In a way, the gathering of things and objects involves fragmentation of memory and as a result, also, a fragmentation of history. Although these found objects belong to a common territory, they have different origins and emotional charges. An attempt has been made to—very pretentiously—“silence” these characteristics and thus present the objects in a landscape that is devoid of the emotion characteristic of the objects gathered, stopping them, freezing them and at the same time unveiling them, almost theatrically, overexposed and trapped by their context. On the other hand, nature (which is very exuberant in Santa Cruz) sprouts in all those gaps that the city leaves behind; that same nature informs the work with a temporality that is different to that of the city, different cycles, setting a counterpoint that is not only visual but also temporal in nature, two perceptions of time as ornaments to the same landscape.

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