This rock wall is part of the Hungo Pavi Pueblo at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. It’s about 3 feet (.9 meters) thick. Part of the building has collapsed, revealing the inner structure of the wall.
As I mentioned yesterday with my photo of a wall at Chetro Ketl Pueblo, the amount of rock they had to gather is amazing. They didn’t make walls that were rock shells filled with dirt or rubble. Their walls were rock, through and through. It takes a lot of dedication and determination to build structures like this.
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Recomposed Verses 2 | Recomposed Verses is another media work presented in two versions in my solo integrated media art exhibition, The Wind Will Carry Us. It talks about the city, specifically Windsor, as a living entity. Windsor is an old city deeply tied to Canada’s colonial past which grew out of once-separate villages and towns during 1935-2003. Prior to the establishment of colonial settlements, Windsor was the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Odawa, and Potawatomie people. Different generations were born, lived and passed away amongst the years but they left part of their existence somewhere across the buildings.
As mentioned before, Recomposed Verses, constitutes two very different ways of presentations. Recomposed Verses 1 was shown in a monitor at the entrance of the gallery space. It is an attempt to map the changes in the Windsor area over time using archival urban images from the Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive (SWODA), conjuring the past and present through newly archived digitized urban images captured by me via Google Street View showing the same location.
Recomposed Verses 2 juxtaposes the same archival images, old and new. I project the video loop into a Ford gas tank cut in half and filled up with water and mirrors to obtain vague and fragmented reflections on the wall. The fluidity of the water works as a way of remembering or conjuring up memories through the mind. The container which is a rusted-out Ford gas tank, symbolizes Windsor’s main industry during the past 100 years.
For the next few weeks I will be showing some of the documentations of my media work, Recomposed Verses 1 and 2.
Molino catahidraulico del Sapo/Tío Cananeas. Abandonado desde 1965. Molino que molía para la aldea minera el Tesorero.
1. Fachada del molino con el túnel de servicio y salida del agua ( centro abajo ) que movía la rueda.
2. Lateral del molino con la torreta del cubo de presión extenso.
3. Torreta que del alto cubo de presión extentos (más de 6 m ) que precisa de gruesos muros contrafuertes, formando singulares torretas prismáticas o tronco piramidales. Vista desde dentro de la rutina del molino.
4. Restos del molino.
5. Aqueducto del cubo cilíndrico de presión extentos.
6. Cubo cilíndrico por lo general de un solo rodezno cuya potencia motriz se fundamenta en la componente de altura hidráulica frente a la del caudal. .
🇬🇧I think this is something beautiful! This colossal stone statue is The Leshan Giant Buddha and it is 71-metre tall. It was built during the Tang Dynasty in order to celebrate the Buddha Maitreya and it is carved out of a cliff face. It is the largest stone Buddha and also the tallest pre-modern statue in the world! 🏛🗿•
▶️ What do you think about this statue?
🇮🇹Credo che questo sia qualcosa di meraviglioso! Questa colossale statua di pietra è Il Buddha gigante di Leshan ed è alta 71 metri. È stata costruita durante nel periodo della dinastia Tang per celebrare il Buddha Maitreya ed è scavata nella roccia di una scogliera. È la più grande statua di pietra di Buddha così come la più alta scultura pre-moderna al mondo!🏛🗿
▶️ Cosa ne pensi di questa statua? 🏺•
📸 by @halimzen •
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Peering through the castle gate, lost somewhere in Wicklow 🍂 Watching the rain fall in sheets outside and listening to Rán’s album Lys 🌧 Does it rain often wherever you are? I’m covering these rainy days since they’re so rare in Southern California ✨