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Brain Forest Quipu

By SlowSong
An installation at Tate Modern by Cecilia Vicuna.
In the Andes people did not write, they wove meaning into textiles and knotted cords. Five thousand years ago they created the quipu (knot), a poem in space, a way to remember, involving the body and the cosmos at once.
The materials from which the quipus are composed here were mudlarked from the Thames by women from local Latin American communities. Found objects, tangled wool, plant fibres, rope and cardboard are all bound together to form an installation that is part London part Andean


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Comments


Fefe Plus
11 82 49 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2022 4:11PM
Great shot, not as tidy as books though Wink
cats_123 Plus
19 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
21 Oct 2022 4:18PM
Excellent 👏
21 Oct 2022 4:19PM
Great shot and very informative. Would like to see a close up view.
richmowil Plus
14 506 3 England
21 Oct 2022 4:30PM
Interesting and informative. Very nice POV, creates angles everywhere with the emphasis on the installation.

taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
21 Oct 2022 4:32PM
Curious and VERY interesting--- I will look for more information about these QUIPU----
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
22 Oct 2022 10:52AM
An interesting piece of work, and interesting story too, Chris 😃👍🏻👍🏻
Trev 😀
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2022 7:42PM
This is fascinating... Well seen.
Isabel GrinGrin

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