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15/12/2021 - 04/02/2022

New Work - Video & Documentary


Kate Morrell - ...Y el barro se hizo eterno (...And the Mud Became Eternal)

Chelsea Space presents the solo presentation of the film ...Y el barro se hizo eterno (...And the Mud Became Eternal) by Kate Morrell.

Developed during a ten-month British Council residency in Bogotá, Colombia, the film centres around conversations with four Bogotána women, documenting their private collections of pre-Columbian ceramics, displayed within domestic settings and embedded within the interior architecture of their homes. We hear them speak of shifting value systems, rights and protections; engaging with urgent debates around cultural restitution and repatriation.

The film incorporates museum archive footage from 1980s-90s along with newly shot video and photography, interlacing the public and private, blurring ‘expert’ knowledge with non-scientific and personal language. Conversations are held in Spanish and part-translated to English to agitate further translation tensions and withholding of new knowledge.


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