Antigone, diary of rituals N.2

Campesino Blessings from Señor Solano Fonseca

Lara, Venezuela 2012

Photo credits: Gromanski Lameda
In the pictures above, I am with Sr. Solano Fonseca. He and his family gave me shelter the night before doing N.3 ritual: Crosses and White Banner at the ambush site, which we could see from his home. When I returned to his home two weeks later, we went through a path towards the river. I wanted to see and record this river my father waded in as he tried to evade the army siege. Señor Fonseca always carried a machete with him in case we encountered venomous snakes. 
Señor Fonseca is one of the elder campesinos from Cocorote. He had a beautiful and proud way of carrying himself. For my last ritual, Sr. Fonseca blessed me, acknowledging our kinship and connections to this land.
Photo credits: Livia Daza-Paris
I took the pictures above on May 29, 2012, at dusk. With the volunteered help of the campesinos from the hamlet of Cocorote, the white fabric in the images was draped. With this ritual action, we made an impermanent memorial to those killed and disappeared there by the specialized army in the 1960s. Initially, there were 100 meters of fabric. 
Given the uneven terrain of the mountain, we could only attach about 70 meters. These pictures were taken from the home of Solano Fonseca, one of the participants. His house is in the hamlet Cocorote, about 6 km from the mountain where our ritual occurred. This ritual action can be seen in Ritual N.3. 
For more information: Livia Daza-Paris, At the edge of the (far-) End: an event revealed through rituals. ELSE Journal for International Art and Creative Media Issue 01. Published by Transart. Editor Teobaldo Lagos Preller. Peer-reviewed article. 2016.   
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