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Title

From the inside #2 , from the series From the inside

2003
printed 2008

Artist

Maria Elvira Escallón

England, Colombia

1954 –

  • Details

    Other Title
    From within
    Alternative title
    Desde adentro #2
    Dates
    2003
    printed 2008
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    type C photograph
    Edition
    2/5
    Dimensions
    89.0 x 123.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. certificate of authenticity, black ink "MEEscallón". Not dated.

    Credit
    Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    44.2008.2
    Copyright
    © Maria Elvira Escallón

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    Maria Elvira Escallón

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    “[For] two and a half years I was associated with the El Nogal Club, as Cultural Director. A few days after the [terrorist] attempt of 7 February 2003, as I was in charge of the artistic patrimony of the institution, I had to go into the premises to verify the state of the patrimony. What I saw and felt as I walked by will forever remain in my memory. As I carried out the task, I knew that I had to record and keep a memory of what I kept seeing around me.

    Up to that moment the building had been isolated by the authorities. Everything was as had been left after the impact, as if time had stopped. There was total darkness - because of the collapse of electricity - and a veil of soot - caused by the fire - covered the walls and objects.

    This work, 'From the inside', is born from that experience. It intends to in a different way approach what happened. Using a record of prints found on the surfaces and daily objects - doors, walls, the stairs - it intends to capture the atmosphere of what was lived there during those hours.

    Most of the photographs were taken a few days after 7 February 2003. Others were taken later when the rubble was being removed. The video was also made at that moment.” Maria Elvira Escallón, http://mariaelviraescallon.org/

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

Other works by Maria Elvira Escallón

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