12 July 2005

Via Satelite

A Contemporary Panorama of Photography and Video in Peru

The satellite as a transmission vehicle of specific documentation; the paradigmatic image of the periphery as an external point and view focalized in a center from which to inform of its situation. The transmitted information to this center configures a series of fragmented images of the peripheral landscape inside a scheme of information networks and subordinate structures.

Peru is situated in the periphery of a global cultural landscape. Through the Via Satelite project this characteristic relates it with other points of the global map that will receive its mediatic information. The different satellite points outline a new information network based under a cultural interchange structure that is located at the margins of the subordinating axes.

These new conceptual axes allow Peruvian artists and curators, respectively, to become also satellites, having as their mission to create information and to transmit it. In this way, cultural production crosses borders and participates in the configuration of a new and hybrid global image.


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