ARTIST | WORK
DOUBLE ME | Photography and sculpture | 2015
Artists: Lina López / François Bucher
Photography on aluminum
45 x 75 cm
The project was named after two statues belonging to Colombian pre-hispanic “San Agustín” culture, preserved between two neighboring mountains of the archaeological park of San Agustín, Huila (Colombia).
Both sculptures present the zoomorphic alter ego of the shaman, literally perched on the anthropomorphic figure. One of the two figures is feminine, the other masculine, and both are facing one another from peak to peak in the distance, suggesting the convergence of opposing and complementary forces in the territory.
A mirror is placed on the central axis of a pre-Colombian sculpture. The mirror acts as an apparatus that reveals the matrix of form. This series of photos tries to show the order, the essential geometry of the world that is portrayed in the indigenous figuration. The mirror reveals what is already there: The figures refer to man as a symbolic being, built as a unit of two hemispheres; a holographic expression of the duality of the universe.