Outside at midnight I suddenly notice, not far from the terracotta porch, a slender ladder.
Its silver quenched with days of harvest, it waits forgotten under the mandarin tree. Feet sunken, shallow anchors in a lake of dark grass. Its head bathing in moonlight.
Above it, Mandarin lampions dimmed by evening’s veil. Faded orange chronographs in a country indifferent to seasons. But gravity still pulls. Fructose hourglass. Oval clocks ripening to tell us how much time has passed.
En una hacienda incrustada en las faldas del Sumapaz, el día comienza oficialmente para todos los artistas cuando se grita “a comer” para llamar a la mesa. Cada quien coge su plato y se sirve un desayuno vegetariano compuesto de productos locales como la guatila y el café que cultivan los vecinos y productos que vienen de afuera como la miel de maple que alguien trajo de Vermont o la mantequilla de maní que viene en tarro de vidrio y se consigue en los supermercados gringos.
It is no secret to anyone that humanity is in the middle of one of the most acute crises in its history. However, each crisis represents opportunity. And I want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.
We are in a point in history where the old structures inhibiting the full power of women are slowly eroding. Let us continue the journey, and celebrate all women, individually and collectively, who have helped ArteSumapaz become what it is: the women who’ve worked here; the women who’ve made art here, the women who’ve doctored; the women who have farmed; the women who have written, and painted, and sculpted, and photographed, and edited, and cooked, and fermented, the women who’ve inspired, who’ve played music; have sung; and informed, and led – the women who’ve helped us all live; in work and play and fully participate in the richness that is life.
Name: Edwin Fabian Herrera Place of residence: La Plata/ Argentina Occupation: Cinematographer Age: 31 Met in: Fondation ArteSumapaz, Colombia / October 2019 Contact: email@example.com/ @laherramientadenarancuchi