TLACOCHAHUAYA, video installation by Melanie Smith (Mexico)

2 screen – HD – color – sound 3.1
Melanie Smith
DOP: Rafael Ortega
Editing: Alfonso Cornejo
Sound Recording, Editing, Mixing: Félix Blume

Tlacochahuaya is a palimpsest of anacronic trains of thought interposing painting and video. The installation is composed of a video of the murals of an indigenous church in the town of Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, together with the “counter” restauration of the emblematic mural ” Dream of a sunday afternoon in Alameda Central” by Diego Rivera. The restauration is a live action which takes place over the duration of the exhibition, and selects only certain elements of Rivera’s original, thereby dovetailing different histories, temporalities and significances.

Presented at Laboratorio Arte Alameda (2015)