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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
Artists Nanette Yannuzzi Macias and Melissa Smedley collaborated on a two-part installation for inSITE94 at El Sotano (an abandoned mop factory) in Tijuana and the San Diego Natural History Museum. Entitled "Animal Vegetable Mineral: Comidas para los sombreros," the artists explained the installations as explorations of the rituals of communication. At El Sotano, the work consisted of a multitude of materials from a cotton loom, gourds, candles, and buckets, to a deerskin, bird cage, and eucalyptus tree stump, suggesting, according to the artists, a laboratory space that referenced the machine and ritual. The installation at the Natural History Museum acted as a response to this magical machine and incorporated video elements situating the materials in dialogues that suggested not yet considered relationships. --inSITE94
- Physical Description
gourd; candles; buckets (vessels); birdcages (containers); looms (textile tools)
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El Sotano, Tijuana
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- Location Of Originals
This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 06, Item 357)
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Sculpture and Installations
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