San Diego-based Argentinian artist Graciela Ovejero created an installation for inSITE94 at the Centro Cultural de la Raza entitled "Apacheta." Drawing on Ovejero's personal heritage, the installation focused on the myth of Pachamama, or Mother Earth as it still exists in the belief of natives from the northern part of Argentina. One way that Pachamama is honored is by the construction of stone mounds called apachetas. For her installation the artist built a technological apacheta out of TV monitors, situated on a floor of soil and showing a video diptych, each video respectively titled "The Journey" and "Aspects and Manifestations." The videos were in response to the artist's relationship to the earth and how her cultural background has informed that relationship. --inSITE94
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 03, Item 263)
Centro Cultural de la Raza (San Diego, Calif.)
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video monitors; soil
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Film, Audio, Video and Digital Art
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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