NO LAND @selmaferianigallery ArtBasel Viewing Room Hong Kong 2020

Between September and November, in many towns along the coast and mountains, the canals are cleaned before the arrival of the rains. In each cultivated valley, the purification of the irrigation canals represents a renovating cleansing and a cultural renaissance of the landscape. This is the result of the millenary design of an extensive geography in the Coast, Andes and Amazonia, which acknowledges and respects the most essential ecology for the life of the regions: the water cycle.

This specific series of works entitled “NO LAND”, seek to rescue ancestral rituals related to sacred places, ancestral geography and original memory. As a result of my own exploration, the work is presented as a syncretic bricolage, in an attempt to reconcile different doctrines, a process of transculturalization and miscegenation: the union of the sacred and the secular. Being a female Latin American artist in an era of multiple encounters and realities.

NO LAND it’s a new work that bring us closer to our cultural identity and strengthen the integration between communities. It is essential to place ourselves at the forefront of adaptation to climate change while upholding sustainability principles, many of which are present in indigenous knowledge of landscapes and their productivity. In this connection, sustainability develops a dynamic social, cultural, environmental and economic balance. 

NO LAND - woven paper from old cartography . 150cm w x 180 cm h x 40 cmd

- Times Survey Atlas of the world 1922
- Lloyds Maritime Atlas Ports Shipping Places of the World 1953
- Atlas Internacional Larousse 1957

 

 

 

 

 

This performative black and white photo print on travertine marble and represent the diversity of coexistent spaces and times, languages and cultures, that can be perceived through the senses, offering a platform where various traditions and attitudes are imagined or even inventes. Works are presented as a syncretic bricolage, in an attempt to reconcile different doctrines, a process of transculturalization: the union of the sacred and the secular. Being a female Latin American artist in an era of multiple encounters and realities.

POSEIDON 46X39 CM

AFAIA 39X30 CM 

HERA 45X39 CM

AIDA 39X42 CM

 THE PERFECT BOUNDARY  40X47 CM

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