JAUJA

A site specific installation with video, sound and objects

by Mariangela Ciccarello & Catalina Tuca

 

 

 

 

 

Brooklyn Army Terminal, Building A, 140 58th Street Brooklyn, NY 11220

 

May 11-May 25, 2019

 

Part of :

Kara Walker presents: THE COLOSSUS OF RUTGERS

 

 

Derived from the Quechua “Xauxa,” Jauja is the Spanish name for what is commonly known as Cockaigne (or land of Cockaigne), the medieval chimera of a place of extreme luxury and ease where physical comforts and pleasures are always and immediately at hand for everyone. Underpaid labor - or any kind of work- is not present nor is the harshness of medieval peasant life. Jauja is a country land, a natural environment of joy and simplicity, light years away from any urban context or contemporary idea of progress.

 

 

 

Re-appropriating a former military space, our “Jauja” intents to create a path towards a space-time where ancestral culture gets the better of capitalism, binary systems of values are overcome, death is accepted as inextricable from life, nature is a source of knowledge and enrichment, intuition is a major power as well as many others hidden skills human beings are not aware of having. However, the journey to reach the enchanted forest is arduous and wounds marks are at times visible.