Patricia tinajero


  • Ville, État Knoxville, TN
  • Situation géographique Amérique du Sud
  • Langues Spanish and English

A propos de moi

I am currently assistant professor of sculpture at the University of Tennessee. I was born next to an imaginary line, Equator, which gives my homeland its name: Parallel 0°0'0": Ecuador. This is my geography. I grew up ten miles south of the Equator, ever conscious of notions such as liminal space and the limit of a frontier between real and imaginary. After living in France for a year I moved to the Unite State, here I have struggled with issues of cultural identity and social practices. I am defining my cultural and social status as 'in-between' or a life at the threshold. The threshold is the place where I neither in nor out, yet I cannot trespass either way therefore the sense of belonging is lost. I have reconciled my rootless existence by taking on environmental and ecological issues that have global effects; I am a global citizen. My work raises questions about cultural identity and social practice.

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I am interested in objects as the product of “cultural metamorphosis” in their capacity to survive, and to continue to produce meaning. My work seeks to contrast cycles of production and consumption, use and abuse, destruction, and yet the possibility of regeneration. I use as many recycled materials as possible; I collect everyday materials such as plastic shopping bags, found strings and some more found and discarded materials to weave into sculptural forms. I extend their life as art objects au lieu of trash that congests landfills.

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How Do YOU Exhibit Change?

15 posts | jeudi 11 juin 2009 11:10


Parcourez les actions de l'exposition Les Femmes, le Pouvoir et la Politique ou soumettez les votres.


de Votre Exposition:

Sprouting Water
Sprouting Water is a gravity water system designed to collect and purify rain water. It was exhibited as a fully functioning, interactive installation in 2008 at the Nurture Art Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Gallery visitors could view the entire process as well as drink the water and eat the bean sprouts and wheat grass that grew from the drips of clean water.  

de l'exposition Les Femmes, Le Pouvoir et la Politique:

Pauvre de l’Eau

A travers l'histoire, les femmes ont joué un rôle central en tant qu'intendantes de l'eau. D'après l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'Alimentation et l'Agriculture (FAO), "Les femmes sont le plus souvent chargées de la collecte, de l'utilisation et de la gestion de l'eau dans leur foyer, ce sont elles aussi qui cultivent les récoltes. Les femmes et les enfants fournissent presque toute l'eau du ménage dans les zones rurales".

Dans les zones urbaines, les femmes sont souvent chargées d'obtenir de l'eau salubre et de s'occuper des installations sanitaires de leur famille. Les femmes possèdent les connaissances qui entourent la qualité, la localisation, la fiabilité et le stockage des ressources d'eau locales. Donc quand les sources d'eau sont contaminées ou indisponibles, les femmes et les enfants peuvent être les plus touchés.


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