Al Filo transforms poignant objects of Hermosa into soft images. Through exchanges with the neighbors, I accessed machetes, first communion chalices and razor wire, which were rubbed with coffee and imprinted onto bedsheets.
In the resulting image, these objects become dual symbols. They represent both: sharpness and softness, violent systems and defense mechanisms, colonial narratives and personal memory. The meaning of these poignant objects is suspended at their edge.
Tu Nombre Arroz
Chuquimarca Projects, Chicago, 2019
Curated by John Guevara
As part of the exhibition programming, students from Harold Washington College were invited for a workshop exploring Hermosa through touch.