© 2003-2020 SHINGO YOSHIDA
Calama, Chile Jun 2018
4K 7min 44 sec
Camera / Film Editor : Shingo Yoshida
Sound Installation / Recording : Shingo Yoshida
Sound Editor and Mixing : Thomas Ghazi
With Special thanks to Gonzalo Reyes Araos / H Residency / SACO7 / Sermincho (Luis Olivares et Roxana Araos ) / José Cabrera
An amount of abandoned garbage in the vacant land at the end of the city of Calama in Chile.
Stray dogs and gypsies have settled, the place is like a no man's land where one can breathe an untouchable atmosphere.
There is always a strong wind blowing on the flat ground. I made a wind instrument installation with abandon bottles.
In the Atacama Desert of Chile, 5,000 meters above sea level in the Andes Mountains, there is the "ALMA" telescope, which successfully photographed the world's first black hole. It is the place with the clearest air in the world.
However, there is a lithium mine at the foot of the mountain. There, environmental problems such as soil contamination, water pollution, and air pollution are occurring.
This project was inspired by The seven colors of the actual "Wiphala" originate from the visible spectrum.
The significance and meanings for each color are as follows:
Red: The Earth and the Andean man
Orange: Society and culture
Green: Natural resources
Blue: The heavens
Violet: Andean government and self-determination
The Wiphala (Quechua pronunciation: [wɪˈpʰɐlɐ]) is a square emblem, commonly used as a flag, representing some native peoples of the Andes that include today's Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and parts of Argentina, Chile and Colombia.
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