“When the river sings, stones it brings” alludes to the idea that if you hear a rumour there must be some truth behind it. Even though the violent histories of colonialism and systematic oppression have been omitted and concealed, their evidence undeniably remains in our skin and features. Brown skins are then regenerating terrains in which their curves, crevices, pigments and textures, are the landmarks that attest to the hidden processes of adaptation and transgression that have forged them.
Under the dialogue of body and/as landscape, this work also reflects on the human rights violations in which already abused individuals are further silenced by having their bodies be discarded within the landscape. Such as the case of the mass graves of the indigenous children in Canada or the bodies of disappeared protesters found floating in rivers throughout Colombia. The landscape did not hide them, they resurfaced, and with this our repudiation for these acts.
With this installation we want to specifically aid the victims of the armed conflict in Colombia by collecting funds for the social transformation NGO Temblores. By donating, you are helping fund a team of lawyers to aid underrepresented and vulnerable communities to denounce the abuse they and their families have gone through and receive reparations.
Temblores provides legal assistance for victims of injustices within the armed conflict in Colombia. They also facilitate reports of abuse and disappearances, especially for marginalized communities who do not count with legal representation.