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Residence in the Río Claro Reserve
Mapping with cloth, water and sun, 1:1 scale
Decades ago, the strategy implemented to preserve Rio Claro as a natural reserve was a counter-colonization. According to the land laws of the time, people could claim a tract of land as their own if they demonstrated that they were using it in a productive way, which included practices -- such as stock-breeding and mining -- that could lead to a loss of biodiversity. The current owner of the reserve made it productive growing cacao, thus protecting it from harmful uses.
The exhibition shows how the experience of finding the cacao crops was, and also a small collection of images that are part of the investigation into de symbolic, use and exchange values of cacao throughout its coexistence with humans.
© Photo: Courtesy of Museo de Antioquia
Residencies of artists in different localities of Antioquia, who created the artworks shown at Counterexpeditions, 8 April - 30 June 2014, Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.