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Eamon Ore-Giron at LAXART

Morococha

Los Angeles, CA

January 10 - February 28, 2015

EAMON ORE-GIRON, Morococha

EAMON ORE-GIRON

Morococha

2014

Video installation with painting by Josué Sánchez Cerron and four polaroids

2 channel HD, stereo audio

TRT: 28min 

Installation view: Morococha, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, January 10 - February 28, 2015

EAMON ORE-GIRON, Morococha

EAMON ORE-GIRON

Morococha

2014

Video installation with painting by Josué Sánchez Cerron and four polaroids

2 channel HD, stereo audio

TRT: 28min 

Installation view: Morococha, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, January 10 - February 28, 2015

EAMON ORE-GIRON, Morococha

EAMON ORE-GIRON

Morococha

2014

Video installation with painting by Josué Sánchez Cerron and four polaroids

2 channel HD, stereo audio

TRT: 28min 

Installation view: Morococha, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, January 10 - February 28, 2015

EAMON ORE-GIRON, Morococha (Video still)

EAMON ORE-GIRON

Morococha (Video still)

2014

2 channel HD, stereo audio

TRT: 28min 

EAMON ORE-GIRON, Morococha (Video still)

EAMON ORE-GIRON

Morococha (Video still)

2014

2 channel HD, stereo audio

TRT: 28min 

EAMON ORE-GIRON, Morococha (Video still)

EAMON ORE-GIRON

Morococha (Video still)

2014

2 channel HD, stereo audio

TRT: 28min 

EAMON ORE-GIRON, Morococha (Video still)

EAMON ORE-GIRON

Morococha (Video still)

2014

2 channel HD, stereo audio

TRT: 28min 

EAMON ORE-GIRON, Morococha

EAMON ORE-GIRON

Morococha

2014

Video installation with painting by Josué Sánchez Cerron and four polaroids

2 channel HD, stereo audio

TRT: 28min 

Installation view: Morococha, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, January 10 - February 28, 2015

EAMON ORE-GIRON, Morococha

EAMON ORE-GIRON

Morococha

2014

Video installation with painting by Josué Sánchez Cerron and four polaroids

2 channel HD, stereo audio

TRT: 28min 

Installation view: Morococha, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, January 10 - February 28, 2015

EAMON ORE-GIRON, Morococha (Production photograph)

EAMON ORE-GIRON

Morococha (Production photograph)

2014

Video installation with painting by Josué Sánchez Cerron and four polaroids

2 channel HD, stereo audio

TRT: 28min 

Detail view: Morococha, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, January 10 - February 28, 2015

Press Release

This two-channel video installation is set in a rural village one hundred miles northeast of Lima, Peru; 14,000 feet up in the Andes. The village, Morococha, has been split in two by the Chinese mining corporation, Chinalco. In one channel we see the old Morococha. On the other screen Ore-Giron pictures Nueva Ciudad Morococha. Chinalco created the newer planned city six miles away. This new site was built in order to extract copper from beneath the original village. Since 2013, hundreds of residents have been moved.

A work by Peruvian painter Josué Sánchez Cerron comprises the final element in the installation. Ore- Giron purchased the painting directly from the artist, a folk hero in Morococha, and close friend of the artist. The painting was taken from a chapel in the old Morococha. Another central motif in the composition, the church has since been destroyed. Cerron's Realism here contrasts Ore-Giron’s own depiction of working-class disappearance and displacement in this part of the world.

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