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„Pürage mi kawellu, Küme konha!“
In the ancient Mapuche song „Konha qül o weichapeyüm chi Qül“ from the Chilean village of Panguipulli, it says: „Saddle your horse, good boy.“
It is a call to arm oneself and prepare for an upcoming battle. The Mapuche are famous for their extraordinary riding skills. The close relationship with their horses is still present - since the beginning of their oppression in colonial times. For Constanza, the Mapuche and the horse form a synthesis, an inseparable unity through their shared history.
„Crin“ is the Castellan term for horsehair and sets the framework for this experimental casting series.
Photos, filmstills and movies by Constanza Camila, Munich, 2020, Germany
Silver wire and horsehair are woven into a fragile weave and then cast in epoxy resin. This method helps to preserve the moment of merging of the silver and the horsehair, to remember the ancient stories and songs of the Mapuche warriors and their horses.
The result is a series of cast objects that the artist studied in many ways throughout their creation. Through the intensive observation, she made film and photo recordings, which allows her to reflect in a personal view on the fusion of the materials.
In cooperation with HP-Textiles Gmbh.
Movies by Constanza Camila, 2020/2021
Music by Para One & Arthur Simonini - La Jeune Fille en Feu & John Adams - Harmonium, 1980