One in a trilogy of videos based on events in Bolivian history and their effect on the country’s mytho-historic landscape.
drawn and quartered is a recreation of a diorama on permanent exhibition at the Museo Costumbrista in La Paz, Bolivia that depicts the execution of Tupac Katari, a leader in the rebellions of indigenous people in Bolivia who was executed by the Spanish colonialists in 1781. Shot as a slow moving tracking shot, the camera moves across Plaza Alonso de Mendoza in La Paz and happens upon the execution. The urban fabric, and the execution’s effect upon it, are manipulated by a limited set of images which occupy the camera and reorganize the landscape.
The camera moves across three domestic interiors in Music to Watch Dead Girls By. Shot as a seamless tracking shot, it reconstructs reenactment scenes from reality crime television programs. Departing from the story itself, it concentrates on the space that is constructed by the traces left by inhabitants and events.