First Floor

Intersections
Claudia Joskowicz

May 18, 2013 - June 23, 2013

The exhibit received a wonderful review in Daily Serving by Elspeth Walker

Claudia Joskowicz
Intersections
May 18 – June 23, 2013

Two channel video projection along with a photography installation exploring the urban landscape of the city of of El Alto in Bolivia.

LMAKprojects is pleased to announce Claudia Joskowicz’s solo exhibit Intersections. The exhibit consists of a large video installation and photographs of her project Every Building on Avenida Alfonso Ugarte – After Ruscha. The work is an exploration of the urban landscape of the city of El Alto in her home country of Bolivia through a look at the intersections between everyday life and historical events that resonate in the collective memory of that city and, the country at large.

The photographic series and two-channel video installation Every Building on Avenida Alfonso Ugarte – After Ruscha takes as its inspiration Edward Ruscha’s photo book Every Building on the Sunset Strip (1966). A selection of photographs from the series ponders the juxtaposition of the continuum of time and a still reenactment of an affecting moment in Bolivian history.

The video is installed in the back section of the gallery with two projections on opposite walls, with a true to life ration. As the viewer stands in between the two projections, one is taken along a continuous tracking shot on the major thoroughfare in El Alto. The video takes inventory of a quotidian Bolivian scene reflecting a contemporary developing city. El Alto is one of the largest urban centers and one of the fastest growing cities in Bolivia as well as one of the sites where violent protests related to the Bolivian gas conflict in October 2003 took place. In a continuous take, the mundane is juxtaposed with ritual and social conflict inserting one single still scene of violence into the register of the typical scenery of daily Bolivian life thus capturing the variegated reality of El Alto, and, by extension, also that of all developing countries.