Cantalao Sculpture for Pablo Neruda Competition2008
Cantalao, Chile

Hung on the back of a hill, six assemblages of metallic tubes watch the sea, reflect the surroundings, converse with the extraordinary landscape of Cantalao and liberate their internal energy as they crash into nature´s forces. These six groups of tubes appropriate themselves of the place on different levels of the site designated for the sculpture bringing the site´s topography into evidence by means of its position and the shadows cast by the sun. The parallel tubes, suspended from a structure of cables, construct figures in perspective, reflect light and oscillate in response to the wind, sometimes together and sometimes individually. In addition, the tubes have different diameter and longitudes that receive the wind on angle from the north or from the south depending on the season, becoming an orchestra of organs that sing the Cantalao. The installation attempts to reveal the internal energy of the place in that it is sensitive to the site´s air, light, nature, earth, vegetation, sea and wind which are in constant motion. 

"It cannot stay still" says the poet of the mischievous site, scolding it for its untiring energy.* But it is precisely this infinite energy that inspires and unites, transforms and sooths. For this reason Neruda wished to create in this place a community for artists and writers.

*Oda al Mar, Pablo Neruda

e. t. +58(0) 212 2654123. Caracas, Venezuela 1060

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