OBJECTS / OBJETOS

OBJECTS / OBJETOS

An object is not an object. It is the witness to a relationship.

Listening with the fingers, a sensory memory came first; the scattered bones, the sticks and feathers were sacred objects I had to put in order.

To follow their will was to rediscover a way of thinking; Listening to the elements I traveled down pathways of the mind that led me to an ancient silence waiting to be heard.

To think was to follow the music, the feeling of the elements.

This is the way a communion with the sky and the sea began, the necessity to respond to their desires with a work that would be prayer, a joy to the elements.

Joy itself is the prayer.

Cecilia Vicuña
Precario/Precarious
Tanam Press, 1983

Featured Installations

Robot jardín (1966)
Culo e' canasta (1966)
Cono Rojo (1966)
Casa e' palo (1966)
Guardián (1967)
Tul libro (1974)
Red Silk (1974)
Cajita e' tierra (1974)
Paño e' sangre (1974)
Cementerio (1982)
Mica (1984)
Cruz de Hilo (1986)
Canasta Espiral (1986)
Mummy's Skirt (1987)
Shaman Herido (1987)
Jazmín (1989)
Arco Arrayán (1990)
Origen del Tejido (1990)
Poncho Huiro (1990)
Cacho Cabra (1994)
Ofrenda (1994)
 

Robot jardín (1966)

Robot jardín (1966)

Mixed media, wool, tin.

Culo e' canasta (1966)

Culo e' canasta (1966)

Mixed media, basket core, and paint

Cono Rojo (1966)

Cono Rojo (1966)

Mixed media, cement, wood

Casa e' palo (1966)

Casa e' palo (1966)

Mixed media, wood, paint

Guardián (1967)

Guardián (1967)

Mixed media

Red Silk, Journal of Objects for the Chilean Resistance (1973-1974)

Red Silk, Journal of Objects for the Chilean Resistance (1973-1974)

Type writing on Silk. London

 

Journal of Objects for the Chilean Resistance
London, June 24, 1973- August 1974.

In June 1973, when the right wing and the army were openly conspiring to overthrow the Popular Unity government of Salvador Allende, I decided to make an object everyday in support of the Chilean revolutionary process.

Each journal entry was an object constructed from debris from London streets.

After completing 400 objects the Journal stopped.

The objects were exhibited at the Arts Meeting Place, in Covent Garden, London July 21 - 28, 1974.

The 12 books for the Chilean Resistance, which were part of the Journal, were included in "WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution" curated by Connie Butler at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2007.

The 12 books, and a set of precarios from A Journal of Objects for the Chilean Resistance are now in the collection of the Tate Gallery in London.

Libro Tul, Journal of Objects for the Chilean Resistance (1973-1974)

Libro Tul, Journal of Objects for the Chilean Resistance (1973-1974)

Polaroid, cloth

 

Cajita e' tierra, Journal of Objects for the Chilean Resistance (1973-1974)

Cajita e' tierra, Journal of Objects for the Chilean Resistance (1973-1974)

Mixed media, carboard, soil, wire, paint

Paño e' sangre, Journal of Objects for the Chilean Resistance (1973-1974)

Paño e' sangre, Journal of Objects for the Chilean Resistance (1973-1974)

Mixed media, stick, cord, thread, cloth

Cementerio (1982)

Cementerio (1982)

Mixed media, wood, and bones

Mica (1984)

Mica (1984)

Mixed media, stone, and mica

Cruz de Hilo (1986)

Cruz de Hilo (1986)

Mixed media, wood, and thread

Canasta Espiral (1986)

Canasta Espiral (1986)

Mixed media, stone, clay, and basket core

Mummy's Skirt (1987)

Mummy's Skirt (1987)

Mixed media, cloth, dye, and found objects

Shaman Herido (1987)

Shaman Herido (1987)

Mixed media, wood, cotton, and twigs

Jazmín (1989)

Jazmín (1989)

Mixed media, wood, thread, and dried jasmin

Arco Arrayán (1990)

Arco Arrayán (1990)

Mixed media, clay, wood, thread, and bark

Origen del Tejido (1990)

Origen del Tejido (1990)

Mixed media

Poncho Huiro (1990)

Poncho Huiro (1990)

Mixed media

Cacho Cabra (1994)

Cacho Cabra (1994)

Mixed media, clay, and seeds

Ofrenda (1994)

Ofrenda (1994)

Mixed media, shell, and net