2015 – 2018
Fazakas Gallery (2016)
Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Arnica Artist-Run Centre (2018)
Kamloops, BC, Canada.
The codex represents one of the most important heritages that Mexico has from its ancient cultures. The majority of the codex are not phonetic, but can visually depict sound and orality. With the codex, we can relate memory, knowledge, and voice through the images and icons, and these images are exalted and embellished when the codex is described orally.
This exhibition proposal consists of a series of embroideries that represent an exercise in manual labour, perception, revision, and memory using icons and pictorial documents from the numerous codex created by the Mexica (Aztec) culture. The embroideries are a new approach to knowledge and culture, bringing new perspectives on the use of ancient language in contemporary times. With the embroidery series, the project also consists in re-defining the meaning of information and language. Language and memory are used to explore pre-Hispanic elements in embroideries that are related to new perspectives on how to use ancient ways of communication in Mexico.