THE RIVER WITHIN / EL RIO DESDE ADENTRO installation

The River Within/El Rio Desde Adentro; a Bi-national Collaboration/una Colaboración Binacional” was invited to the Convergence International Festival of Art, as part of The International Sculpture Conference. In Providence, Rhode Island The River Within collaboration consisted of four components:
1) a one-quarter mile-long sculptural installation along the Providence River;
2) a performance and video of “La Llorona;”
3) a gallery exhibition;
4) a projection of the waters from the Medellin River onto a building on Main Street, Providence across the street from the Sol Koffler Gallery.

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The River Within/El Rio Desde Adentro: Sentinels, east side of the Providence River

trimmed branches from the Providence Parks Department, steel wire, burlap ties

H. 228″ (19′)  L. 1/4 mile

Along one-quarter mile of the Providence River, large tree branches stand as sentinels along the river’s banks, as they once did hundreds of years ago, before the river was canalized and divorced from its natural ecology. Informational signage on toxic substances found in the river: mercury, selenium oxide, lead, cadmium, etc. was also placed along the handrails between the branches.

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The River Within/El Rio Desde Adentro: Sentinels, east side of the Providence River

trimmed branches from the Providence Parks Department, steel wire, burlap ties

H. 228″ (19′)  L. 1/4 mile


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The River Within/El Rio Desde Adentro: Loading the Truck

trimmed branches from the Providence Parks Department


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The River Within/El Rio Desde Adentro: Loaded Truck

trimmed branches from the Providence Parks Department


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The River Within/El Rio Desde Adentro: Loaded Truck

trimmed branches from the Providence Parks Department


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The River Within/El Rio Desde Adentro: Medellin, Colombia environmental artists unloading truck at the installation site on the Providence River; left to right, Juan Luis Mesa, Carlos Uribe

trimmed branches


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The River Within/El Rio Desde Adentro: Gloria Posada, environmental artist from Medellin, Colombia assisting with the installation along the Providence River in Rhode Island, U.S.

trimmed branches


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The River Within/El Rio Desde Adentro: site installation with Project Director Ahni Rocheleau

trimmed branches


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The River Within/El Rio Desde Adentro

Galería de Arte - Centro Colombo Americano, now Galería de Arte Contemporáneo Paul Bardwell


 


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