David Escalona & Chantal Maillard: And if a woman came. Where birds die II
“Where birds die” is a work in progress in dialogue between the plastic work and the poetic writing that has as its theme, in each of its phases, an aspect of our relationship with innocence. The innocent are the silenced, the forgotten, the invisible, those who live without being noticed and die without our knowledge, alone behind a curtain, in the darkness of an apartment, in no man’s land, under the debris of his house or, like the birds, in full flight. Innocent is the one who dies and also, sometimes, the one who kills, since each of us can be placed, according to their circumstances, on either side of that border. The wound, however, the human wound, predates these differences, to all differences, and is shared by all.
“And if a woman came II” is the second part of this project that began in Malaga in 2014-2015 and now arrives in Delhi. The pieces that make up this exhibition are offered as deaf interrogations in the complex plot of an increasingly widespread violence and whose history seems only to be attenuated with the awareness of shared fragility and helplessness that all existence entails. In a world that is losing its capacity for compassion and the knowledge of the most important, we appeal to the ancient Indian wisdom. If a woman came, if she came to wake her up again, here, now …
tue, wed, thu, fri 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm; sat 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Instituto Cervantes New Delhi, 48, Hanuman Rd, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place,