Exhibition - Beyond Development: Local Visions of Global Poverty
Luna Marán: IYaa ëts ojts ntsëënë njikyaty (aquí viví) / lived here
The piece that inspired the films is the composition of Eduardo Díaz Méndez, an ayüük composer, who is also an agricultural engineer. In conversation with the artist we discovered how ‘poverty’ is a concept learnt from outside to see ourselves, that generates a fragmented vision of our own reality. The process of discovering our wealth is the process of the cultural re-appropriation that we have challenged the new generations. To enjoy, to honour what we are. The labelling of our people as poor, a labelling that comes from the capital cities, is a form of violence that questions what we are as people, as well as questioning our way of life and culture.