Reset (Quimérico)

Reset (Chimeric)

Daniela Medina Poch

Video and sculptures

Variable dimensions between 30 cm and 45 cm, 11 seconds

Bogotá, 2021



Reset presents a degree zero in which destruction evokes potential construction. It is, at the same time, a survival mechanism, a possibility that remains viable when previous ones have been exhausted. The concept of “reset” is as tangible in operating systems as it is intangible and unreal in history, since history is characterized by an interaction of superimposed temporal layers. In reviewing the 200-year history of Colombia and learning that more than half of it has involved war, I fantasize about the idea of starting over.

Land management in Colombia has been a cross-cutting issue in the six decades of armed conflict and violence that have pervaded the country since its founding. Large tracts of land have been stolen from local communities, and corruption in the administration of vacant land is a latent problem. According to some sources, 1% of the population owns 70% of agricultural land, making Colombia’s land distribution one of the worst in Latin America. Given that imposed geopolitical divisions tend to favour certain partialized agendas and thus generate cycles of violence, in the sculpture-performance Reset (Chimeric), I present three proposals for territorial redistribution based on the random contact between mud, gravity and soil.

Exhibited in: Herencia futura -> La nueva normalidad del Instituto Habanero, 2019, Liveness itinerarios ecéntricos del arte de acción, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, 2022 and Viceversa, 60 años del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, 2023.

Digital collection of the Museo de Memoria Histórica de Colombia and the permanent collection of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá.

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Sustaining Softness amidst Thistles and Snakes –  Rapport –  geolistening shelter –  What do Snails Think About Nuclear Power Plants? –  Atlantic, Mediterranean, Collision, Coalition –  ARDE, homage to reparation processes –  Environmental Matrix –  If You Listen to Nettles, They Won’t Sting You –  Staying with the Wonder –  Das Zentrum von Gestern –  Intersecting Mediterranean(s) –  Cuerpo Colectivo –  The Land of Thunder and Lightning  –  Becoming Anti-Monuments –  Aqualiteracies –  Babel Media Art –  Fictions / Facts –  ERROR 14-92 –  Ciudad Anfibia –  Beyond the Döner –  How high? –  1m² Parque la Independencia –  Papel Soberano –  Unitedstater –  A Picture with a Latina –  Metaprotesting –  Public Complaint Office –  Wiping Out My National Identity