Cross Patterns (Triptych), 2015
Ink drawing on textile.
“Cross Patterns” are inspired by the polysemy of the sophisticated geometric patterns called Kené created by the Shipibo-Konibo –an indigenous group from the Eastern Peruvian Amazon– and deals with and questions an invented tradition created among the Shipibo in the early 1980s. This series of drawings has been created in a performative way during the period of exhibition of the multimedia and interactive installation “Cross Patterns: Paths to be able to return”. By following the songs of the Shipibo-Konibo, a programmed and motorized mechanism draws patterns on a textile surface. Through a microphone, the viewer can interact with the sound and change the course of the drawing. Later, the patterns that were created, whether modified or not, are read back as music. The variations in the ‘original’ patterns present in this series of drawings correspond to the different ‘voice interactions’ made by the artist and the visitors through the microphone of the installation during the course of the drawing creation.
15 7/10 × 22 2/5 in; 40 × 57 cm