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In 2011, Ana Gómez was awarded a scholarship by FONCA and the Ministry of Culture of Argentina, for a production residency in this country. Upon arrival, she decided that to talk about Argentina it was important to cover more than just the city of Buenos Aires. So she flew to the end of the world, to Tierra del Fuego, to return to the capital, following part of the famous Route 40, which crosses the country parallel to the Andes.
In total, she visited twelve places: Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Calafate, Chalten, Bariloche, San Rafael, Malargüe, Mendoza, Córdoba, Buenos Aires and La Plata.
The trip was the trigger for a series of works and reflections that are based on an analysis of the everyday life which she entitled Rayuela. Beyond the obvious reference to Cortázar, Rayuela is the result of playing with the idea of "leap" as a guiding concept, as the driver to surrender to the unexpected. It is a journey through the everyday life, her own course and an invitation to look and find oneself and the other. It is a personal map from south to north. A series of circumstantial encounters that caused others and a search that lies more in the predisposition to astonishment that the need to follow a certain route.
Piece: Bariloche Plate
Creator: Ana Gómez
Production origin: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Materials: Ceramic plate, enamel and volcanic ash
Edition: Unique Piece