Balena Project

ECUADOR

DATE
  • 2005
DETAILS
  • Video
  • Duration 11:04
CREDITS
  • Video: Daniele Signaroldi
  • Photo: the artist
  • Frames frome the video

In 2005 the whale traveled to Ecuador to be exhibited in two very different places: in Guayaquil, on the coast, and in Quito, the capital city in the Andes. But the purpose of the project also lies in its ability to create participatory situations: a series of contacts with indigenous communities were initiated with the help of several people in Italy and Ecuador. In several stages, almost 1,000 crocheted wool whales were made by some 30 women.

Curators: a.titolo, Inés Flores
With the support of La Marrana Arteambientale

DATE
  • 2005
DETAILS
  • Handknitted dyed wool pieces, filler, embroidery
  • 400 pieces approx.
  • From cm 8 to 12 each
CREDITS
  • Photo: Daniele Signaroldi,
  • A. Guidetti & G. Ricci, the artist

The little whales were made in wool fiber (the most part hand processed) at Guamote a few other villages at more than 4,000 meters above sea level, in the province of Chimborazo, Ecuador by some groups of women living in those areas.