Gold, to the date, is still one of the most influenceable commodities of our economic system and Peru plays a big role in the world mining system. Lately, Peruvian rainforest is being affected by this.
For the last few years, natural resources in the Amazon are being exploited in an indiscriminate and illegal way. An uncontrollable situation that is turning the different Rivers in the Amazon rainforest into a metallic River, full of Mercury residues.
The gold separation process going on in the Amazon Rainforest, is a process based in the use of Mercury to create an Amalgam with the gold and separate it from the river’s water.
These unique prints were created with a similar process.
This work tries to establish a physical link between the landscape’s reality and the one imagined by its conceiver. It includes the manipulation of the visual construction and of the limits of the imaginary, based on our assumptions of what an Amazon Rainforest landscape means to us. The results are deconstructed to the extent, that meaning is shifted and possible interpretations become multifaceted.