Kate Morrell /


2017-18

Y El Barro Se Hizo Eterno (work in progress)

British Council Scholarship at FLORA ars + natura, Bogotá, Colombia. I am currently in residence for 10 months (Feb-Dec 2017)

'Y El Barro Se Hizo Eterno' (‘And The Mud Became Eternal’) is a research-based project which considers the complex relationships in the territory of Colombia, between archaeology, guaquería, museums, banks, cultural foundations and private collectors. The work departs from a period of research within archaeological sites, archives and museums in Colombia, namely, MUSA Museo Arqueológico and Museo del Oro and their collections of precolumbian ceramics and gold (respectively). One element of the project, due for completion in 2018, is a digital video: 'Y El Barro Se Hizo Eterno', that incorporates interviews with the general public, documenting their private collections of precolumbian ceramics, displayed within a domestic setting and embedded within the interior architecture of their homes. The conversations will highlight the complexities of guaquería, imitation artefacts, the subjectivities of the collector and assigning value to artefacts.

Image 1:
‘Simbologías de alcancía’ (2017) ceramic, wood

Images 2-6: Work in progress:
’Y El Barro Se Hizo Eterno’ (2017-18) digital video


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Y El Barro Se Hizo Eterno (work in progress)
Y El Barro Se Hizo Eterno (work in progress)
Y El Barro Se Hizo Eterno (work in progress)
Y El Barro Se Hizo Eterno (work in progress)