Wooden table, bananas
118cm x 75cm x 80cm
The frequent use of organic materials in the work of Bedoya is meant to explore concepts of temporality, failure and instability. The combination of materials and elements evidence the contradiction between the concept of sustainability and the inevitability of the disintegration of every body. A table, practical object, rational, serves as useful context and support for dozens of fruits that rot slowly without being consumed by those who potentially would use this furniture.
Orange peels and needles
84cm x 175cm aprox
This piece is composed of orange peels inserted in needles ( yauris ). The peels are produced daily in the city of La Paz by street vendors who make juice. Exposed, the sculpture exudes a scent that transports the exhibition beyond the visual plain to occupy with different senses every inch of the space. The amount of peels, the grid and the repetition of an element to achieve a complete piece reflect a daily mechanical process.
Rio Negro, 2013
Video. Duration, 12 minutes
A few times a year and for a few moments, some of the rivers that cross the city of La Paz turn black . This unpredictable phenomenon can happen with the fall of torrential rains after long periods of drought. The violent rains mix with the contaminated rivers transforming them into a dark flow of decomposed organic matter and chemical contamination.