Site-Specific Light Sculpture

Chapelle de la Persévérance

GOLDEN UROS  |  Tarascon, France  2011

A-PART Festival 2011 is the 2nd edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Art. It will travel throughout the Alpilles for six weeks, from July 7th, 2011 – August 17th, 2011.

Media: LEDs, diffusion material, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware
Dimensions: 11 ft x 5.5 ft x 10 in

ARTIST STATEMENT (English / Espanol)

Living in Lima, Amorós would travel throughout Peru whenever she could. Amoros’ exposure to the historical sites of the country led her to research the Incan Empire. The Incas’ use of gold, along with their their religious beliefs, contributed considerably to their way of life. They would make masks of deities forged from pure gold as a form of worship.

The population living on the Uros Islands are descendants from the Quecha and Aymara. Puno is the only place in Peru where both indigenous groups are living unanimously. Walking through the Uros Islands on the totora reeds – the materials from which the islands are constructed – Amorós was struck by the sense of weightlessness and spiritual connectivity achieved by these floating islands.

Golden Uros explores the duality of ancient beliefs and universal spirituality by incorporating the imagery of Amorós’ golden self-portrait as a deity.