Idō _ Movement
artwork by Athiba Balasubramanian
Striving for balance in these uncertain times with a 3rd invisible element that seems to be teaching us a lesson on priorities, life, and nature.
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María María Acha-Kustcher
María María Acha-Kustcher, Womankind. Saudade, 2020. Polyptych. Photographic Collage.
“One of my most intimate and intuitive projects is "Womankind", which consists of several series of digital photographic collages to generate fictional documents centered on women. These were made using found archival images; from the Internet, magazines, books; and my own photographs. In these compositions emerge, on one side, my complex cultural identity with Creole, Chinese, and African roots; and on the other side, a dreamlike world transmitted by my grandmother, of German origin.
I create "Womankind". Saudade during the confinement due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in 2020. The images of this polyptych deal with melancholy and the communion between the emotional state with the environment, between the internal and external landscape, presenting different female figures in a contemplative state that could be a revision of the romantic tradition.”