co_works exhibition / los angeles
many thanks to my co_worker, without their contributional work this exhibition wouldn´t had happen:
alcis zabo-reiss, alvaro sanchez, barbara fischer, bert esenherz, boris ciudad real, christ maria servant, emilio martinez, fred tieken, juan martinez parente, michael roque collins.
i was happy to welcome bert, boris, emilio and michael during the opening reception.
special thanks to a julian leBallister for all his perfect work in producing the pictures and last but not least to fred tieken for his invitation to present the co_works project in his gallery in los angeles.
The forests in the Colombian Cordilleras are frighteningly cut down, everywhere bare slopes, everywhere erosion. All the more enjoyable, if you can visit small paradises. The mini island “isla corota” is such a pearl that lies in the laguna de la cocha. A natural paradise and protected as a national park. But why in the devil’s name they had build a large church on this place? Were nature conservation funds to obstruct?
We overtook Juan Manuel after we had driven uphill for quite some time. And since we wanted to take a break anyway, I waved him to our place and we offered hin coffee and chocolate.
He is a venazuelan guy, left his country some time ago and lives by juggling, clowning and unicycling. He has welded his bike by himself using a lot of iron. His bike weights about 130 kg together with der rider, but he brings hardly anything on the scales. Downhill it is getting fast, sometimes too fast, as his missing incisors prove. Juan Manuel is a happy guy, he always was laughing when he told his stories, then he got on his bike again and kept pedaling uphill.
The tatacoa desert is one of the driest and hottest countrysides in colombia. But we hadn´t expected this:
the san vicente hotsprings in an elevation of 8000 ft (columbia)
In the museum “Antioquia” in Medellin, we discovered a picture that captivated us immediately. The shield next to the artists work mentioned “tomás ochoa / equador”. Great, we will also travel to this country, so I wrote him an e-mail. He answered right away and told, he would now live in medellin. Some days later we met him personally in his house and what we got to see made us speechless ….
small note: the pictures are made using black powder.
Felipe gave us a great guided tour through the grounds and the workflow of the Hacienda Guayabal. We learned a lot how to grow and and how to brew coffee and how much work is necessary to get an aromatic premium colombian arabica. We highly recommend this place to do a coffee tour. © b.g