Art Out: Screening & Talk with Karen Miranda Rivadeinera
Karen Miranda Rivadeinera displays images of el Bolivar, a small region in Ecuador's Andean mountains. They are about merging fact and fiction to tell a truth.
There is a propensity for the extraordinary to happen when one plays with the boundaries of what is possible. The spirit of the mountains reminded me not to take photographs, the instances I capture presented themselves, and my task is to ask permission to borrow them. This is how some of these images arose; collaboration was born out of spontaneity and play, and intervention was born out of curiosity.
She shows a body of work not of a single mind but of a collective intention that transforms itself in the next photograph, leaving behind and creating rivers of stories within.
The mouth of the mountain jaguar is the entrance to the vertebrae of this land, it is the collective and sensorial body and once you are on it, there is nothing else but to dance like a hummingbird.
August 7, 2018
Half King Photography Series, 505 West 23 Street, New York, NY 10001
All Images © Aiden McLellan
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