Gabriel Rossell Santillán, Lizza May David, Keiko Kimoto
Flowers Beneath our Feet, 2022
Woven tapestry, 2 x 3 meters.

Flowers Beneath our Feet is a woven tapestry that interlaces an on-going confrontation across the Pacific, weaving the clash of colonial and on-going neo-colonial extractivism with the resistance of ancestral imaginaries. By bringing together motifs of environmental exploitation, radioactivity and mutations with motifs of ancestral songs, languages, flora and fauna, the textile depicts the landscape of dispossession in which the dislocation of cultural heritage of the collection took place. Coming from regions surrounding the Pacific Ocean, the artists have worked collectively to create a space of story-telling, reconnecting longstanding and uncovered relations. Flowers beneath our Feet offers a context, a ground to reunite and continue the long search for the collection of works from the Pacific that were deprived of their own
community, recalibrating a new set of references where disconnected subjects can find their way back to home again.

exhibited at Transition Exhibition, Brücke Museum Berlin and at Die Vibration der Dinge, 15th Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach in 2022.

Images © Lizza May David

Flowers Beneath Our Feet, curated by Gabriel Rossell Santillán, as part of a series of his collaborations with Lizza May David, Keiko Kimoto, Karen Michelsen Castanon, Antonio Paucar and Luis Ortiz