They ask to stay, 2020

Sofía Salazar Rosales, They ask to stay, 2020; Seed beads, concrete, plaster, wire and invisible nylon thread; 217 × 20 × 13 cm

In They ask to stay, a delicately beaded net, made using an artisanal and ritualistic weaving technique, evokes the oppositional dynamics of its contents: bananas (a mass-marketed product)molded from industrial concrete. The weight of the fossilized banana represents the burden of its historical memory, which is obscured by the simplified modern mobility of merchandise transport.

Photos by Andrea Rossetti