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Multi media installation part of "Journey to Aztlán; Contemporary conversations with the land" curated by Ashley Dehoyos, Gaddis Geeslin Gallery Sam Houston State University, Huntsville TX

El tiempo pasa y no perdona

2018

Plated garment impregnated with human cadaver fungi, & forensic burial maps of cadavers after exhumation, pencil on graph paper.

El tiempo pasa y no perdona takes the components of the human cadaver and its relationship to its environmental terrain as prime tech-mediums, through forensic training in outdoor human remains recovery & human decomposition. The drawings serve as documents of the forensic process of exhuming and mapping a corpse from its burial site, re-mapping the coordinate points of the burial cadaver in the actual centimeter measured. The drawings also emphasize a type of geographical map, blurring the land and body, marking corporal limbs, animal scavengers, insects; even sky and roots through visual text, imitating a constellation guide between these various worlds. The plated garment is impregnated with a degraded residue mixture of cultivated fungi, and maggot exoskeletons from these human cadavers. This is not an object of taxidermy but a living entity itself—worn once during Operation Psychopomp at a Houston nightclub, releasing its bacterial odor in whiffs into the atmosphere.

*Click here for Forensic burial maps of cadavers after exhumation

© Angel Lartigue 2021