Marchas de Elefantes, 1997 – Amsterdam

Marchas de Elefantes, 1997 – Amsterdam⠀⁣
Wall Painting and web site, Darya von Berner⠀⁣
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Stedelijk Museum, World Wide Video Festival⠀⁣
Amsterdam, 1997⠀⁣
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@stedelijkmuseum⠀⁣
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In 1997, Tom van Vliet (director of the World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam) selected Marcha de Elefantes for an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The work consisted of a webpage, showing a red toy elephant. Reflected on the surface of the elephant, one could see a sequence of images of miserable shacks, along a highway of south Madrid. The same elephant was then painted in a large format onto the wall of the museum, and the same sequence of images was projected on to the painting. The intention of the work, was to give a symbolic space to all those who have lost their homes⠀⁣
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The project Marcha de Elefantes, is a metaphor of walking: the walk of all the wild animals and people which have lost their habitat and homes, uprooted and forced to leave their place of origin.⠀⁣
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The work began as a series of large-scale murals, but later the wall-based work was complemented by sculptures, videos and also performances⠀⁣


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