View of Transatlantico Exhibition
AMAZON RIVER & WETLANDS
Transatlántico was an exhibition of sculptural art from Latin America curated by Galerie Philia in Mexico city. The exhibition brought together a new generation of Latin American designers from Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic, in dialogue with leading designers from Europe.
Estudio RF presented ‘Amazon River’ and ‘Wetlands’, two pieces that explore the relation between water and the peruvian territorry. Water descending from the Andes glacier irrigates both Pacific and Atlantic ecosystems: the dry pacific coast and the amazon rainforest. Through water, vegetable and animal biodeversity flourishes and connects with local communities as a continuous and collective weaving.
ABOUT WETLANDS SERIES
The Wetlands pieces are developed from research around coastal wetland ecosystems, where plant species such as reeds and cattails grow. With these fibers the first fabrics were developed in 6000 BC in Peru. These ecosystems serve as a transit point for migratory birds and guano birds that come in search of warm climates from various places: the islands, the Andes, the Amazon and different regions from the North and South Poles to the equatorial zones. Wetlands are a natural filter thanks to the plants that grow in them. In addition, their capacity to retain water makes them one of the most productive ecosystems in the biosphere.
ABOUT RIVER SERIES
Water articulates the soils we inhabit. Descending from the Andes, from glacials and highland wetlands to lagoons, it irrigates the lower lands through old channels. The hand-woven pieces integrate the work of hand yarning and dyeing with local plants from different highland and coastal communities of Peru. Each color of the tapestry comes from a different botanical species. Weaving is a collective act, where different forces between artists and territories join.
AMAZON RIVER 2022
COTTON AND WOOL DYED WITH BOTANICAL COLORS
BY DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES FROM THE ANDES AND THE COAST
4 X 20 M
TRADITIONAL LOOM AND HAND EMBROIDERY
REED AND TOTORA WEAVING
DAVID GOICOCHEA & FAMILY
REED AND TOTORA FIBRE FROM HUACHO WETLANDS
5 X 8 M
detail of reed weaving