Over the course of a year, Marianna Dellekamp met weekly with a group of neighbors interested in weaving. The affective energy of the group was consolidated into a space of trust, in which, besides weaving, the women shared personal stories. Marianna invited each to bring an object that was meaningful to them. The presence of the objects on the worktable formed an intimate collection for the group, which triggered conversations where personal stories emerged that became linked to the group and their increasing bonds of trust.
The artist reproduced the objects in the form of charm bracelets—gifts that were given to all members of the group. In it, they can be recognized individually, but also as part of an articulated whole that shapes them as a unit. The collection of pieces was reproduced in life-sized porcelain versions and each participant was asked to destroy their own object in a cathartic process of self-recognition. The broken porcelain pieces were reconstructed using the Japanese technique of Kintsugi, which considers scars as a constitutive element that provides history and memory to the restored piece.
Curators: Osvaldo Sánchez and Josefa Ortega
Final Project: Video installation with porcelain and bracelet.
Production coordinator: Sergio Olivares
Jewelry: Juan Francisco Nava Ramos and Juan Rosas
Porcelains: Arta Cerámica
Reconstruction of the pieces (Kinstugi): Rodolfo Morales, Ana Lizeth Mata and Claudia Coronado
Video editing: Marta Uc
Audio editing: Damián Lara
Audio post-production: Lucca Necoechea
Production assistance: Mariano Arribas
Co-participants: Bibiana Pérez Toscano, María Juana Vela Barrios, Gloria Hinojosa, Celia Sánchez de Zelonka, María Lilia Valdez Santiago, Gabriela García Sevilla, Elsa Pérez Islas, Berta Sánchez Rosas, Michel Zurita Reyes, Brenda Strempler, Irina Morales Palomares, Rosa María Meraz and Viridiana Gamiño. Partners in the presentation of the proposal: Ana Elena Mallet, Mónica Mayer and Esteban King
Interlocutors: Ana Elena Mallet, Mónica Mayer y Esteban King