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Flor de Roca . Ana Núñez

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The emerald has been present throughout the history of Colombia, bringing with it both sorrows and joys from pre-Hispanic times to the present day. Its mountains, abodes of the gods according to the beliefs of the indigenous Muzos, shelter the emerald inside and act as a vehicle towards a unique experience, and according to popular legends, that instant of encounter with the stone is surrounded by enigma. It is the moment when the green spell takes effect, a spiritual link with nature emerges, an energetic flow between stone and human being. Time dilates and its brilliance floods the lucky person, leading him on a journey. But, according to legend, this journey is not available to everyone, it is about the power of the emerald: it only allows itself to be found by certain people, it chooses who it allows itself to be caught by. These ephemeral and suggestive moments associated with the emerald experienced by the characters involved in artisanal mining are the starting point of this project.

The project is an approach to open-air mining and to the artisanal methods of extraction that are currently on the verge of extinction, and a claim to the sacredness linked to this practice. Flor de Roca exalts the hidden condition of the landscape and the sacralisation of the emerald mining practice and recovers the popular beliefs surrounding the emerald that go beyond the economic value and highlight the hidden power of the stone.
The photobook proposes an exercise in the search for (life around) the emerald, tracing a journey through the mystery that surrounds the stone, focusing on the guaquería as a mining practice on the verge of extinction. The turning of the leaves symbolises the movement of earth made by the guaqueros in search of the gemstone. It is an object book that allows the reader to trace a piece of land through the use of the intonso, and to find the images that will lead him on a journey.

Flor de Roca . Ana Núñez

Format: 22 x 16,5 cm hardback.
Intonso book with 75 pages
intonsas and 140 open pages.
Pages inside / 100% Black
Open pages (internal): images that are revealed
uncovered by tearing the pages open.

1 Item
2021-09-16

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