Exhibition opening night. Photo: Over Alvarez
The exhibition at Colombo Americano was a huge success! All of the teams came together to pull off an amazing show. In total, we had four groups who produced seven projects now on display in the gallery. The work ranged from video projection mapping, live performance, photography, sound installations, and community outreach programs.
We had a tremendous review from the crowd, and as you can see from the photos, opening night was packed!
Here you can see the project entitled Escucha, which aims to give voice to all by allowing visitors to record their stories and explain what peace means to them. After the exhibition, these boxes will be passed from person to person and track the path of each individual's story and record sounds of their environment. The escucha box becomes a mobile platform for sharing stories as well as a living time capsule. Please visit www.escucha.org to learn more and contribute to the project.
The project Dame un Minute was based on one of our first workshops where we had participants listen to each other for the duration of one minute. Here you can see the project in action:
Reloj de Paz or "clock of peace" is a wooden clock in the typical style of Salvador Dalí. The clock uses hour markings to represent the history of conflict in Colombia from the 1950s until the time peace negotiations started in the country. These milestones are expressed by images and archival sounds around the clock, which eventually enters a time zone for peace with sounds that are generated by the community.