Elephant – Junio

“Art, Weetabix and a Zombie Apocalypse in Latvia”

By Holly Black

“The realms of possibility are pushed to their limits in Marco Montiel-Soto’s complete recreation of a stilt house traditionally found in the villages of Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela (the artist’s home country), which is hidden in another hard-to-reach warehouse on the other side of town. Montiel-Soto traveled to the area known as El Congo and recorded the inhabitants’ daily life, learning about local customs, mythology, the effect of crude oil extraction and the ensuing ecological issues. The result is an epic installation featuring a purpose-built lake, complete with a rickety bridge leading to the small dwelling, where you can sit and take in a three-screen video that plays his footage”

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