La Coyolchauqui (or prelude to the fragments)

1:45 mins | seven channel video installation


Coyolchauqui or Prelude to the Fragments consists of seven silent 1minute video sequences presented in seven different TV monitors (or as a single channel piece).

The images of these videos consist of parts of the body performing various actions such as: hands being painted with black ink, hands playing with a dictionary, and other parts of the body submerging in water with ink. The arrangement of the TV sets is based on the layout of the stone sculpture that depicts the Coyolchauqui, a pre-Hispanic goddess that represents a fragmented woman after encountering a fight with her brother and mother.


Project: Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda
Camera, Sound and Edition: Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda
Performance: Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda and Veronica Paez