KOREBAJU, WHILE THE EARTH REMAINS
In 2018, accompanied by a production team and a phonetician, Jenifer Vega, Colombian artist César Cuspoca spent a month among the Korebaju (Children of the Earth), an Indigenous community estimated at two thousand individuals located in the Caqueta region of Colombia. Like other groups in the region, they were affected by the exploitation of rubber, minerals and wood which consequently lead to human-forced displacements and environmental damages.
The Korebaju allowed the artist to record sound, video and photographic materials. Cuspoca uses these materials subsequently and combines them with elements from the local environment of the exhibition space to create in situ installations. The final installations provoke a sensitive reflection on the Korebaju reality and explore the interconnected stories between Indigenous people and Western civilisations.