CENTRO SELVA ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY PROGRAM July - August 2012
Artist Talk (Centro Cultural, Pucallpa)
Visit to the Shipibo - Conibo community of Panaillo
Working at the residency
For this installation I have invited different members from the Shipibo-Conibo community to apply their own unique design on top of mass produced commercial merchandise, and intervene in the printed or duplicated patterns. In this way a layered image is created, one that will attest to the historical and visual evolution of the Shipibo-Conibo art.
The highlight of the residency was the moment when we were swimming in the river, alongside Panaillo- the shipibo village in the jungle. Never before have I felt so welcomed, so exhilarated and yet so foreign, this really concludes my experience in Centro Selva. The most unfamiliar feeling of being at home.