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TAMU INSTALLATION, SAINT-LOUP 2022 CÉSAR CUSPOCA

Installation, 12 acrylic plates (2x1m plexiglass), liquid latex, 150 candles Saint-Loup riding school, 2021 ​

 

Tamu is created by twelve suspended plexiglass frames. The frames are covered with liquid latex which after flowing on the floor solidifies into a body. Each body is surrounded by candles, reminding of a funeral rite that symbolizes the death of the image. The use of latex makes reference to The Amazon Rubber Boom, a critical period in the exploitation of rubber in the Amazon Rainforest which forced mass human displacements, triggered massacres, and caused the deaths of thousands of people, including the Korebaju's ancestors.

 

The Korebaju do not bury their dead, they sow them. Indeed, the concept of burial does not exist in their language, they use the word “tamu” which means “to sow”. In their belief, the body returns to the earth to be reborn in a new form.

More information

www.korebajuartproject.com

www.cesarcuspoca.com

 

 

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