Site-Specific Light Sculpture Installation

Ruta de la Amistad | World Monuments Fund

HUANCHACO  |  La Torre De Los Vientos Mexico City, Mexico  2012

 





The World Monuments Fund is one of the leading organizations working to preserve architectural and cultural heritage sites around the world.

Sponsored by the Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C., World Monuments Fund, and the Nina Menocal Gallery.

Media: LEDs, diffusion material, vinyl, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware.
Dimensions: 15 ft x 13 ft x 17 ft

ARTIST STATEMENT (English / Espanol)

Named after a quaint fishing village in northern Peru, HUANCHACO finds its place within La Torre de los Vientos (The Wind Tower), a remarkable 40-foot existing concrete sculpture crafted as part of the sculptural complex known as the “Ruta de la Amistad” (Route of Friendship). This installation showcases a captivating network of LED lights harmoniously woven inside The Wind Tower, establishing a profound connection with the outside world and inspiring reflection on our relationship with modern technology and architectural landmarks.

The sheltered atmosphere within the Wind Tower’sTower’s sloping walls is illuminated by HUANCHACO’s intricate lighting emanating from metal domes and casting an intense play of light and shadow on the tilted surfaces. By transporting spectators into the installation’s very fabric, HUANCHACO offers an immersive experience that engages the audience within its senses and sparks contemplation of the tower’s significance.

HUANCHACO stands as a testament to the transformative power of light and art, made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C., World Monuments Fund, and the Nina Menocal Gallery. HUANCHACO exemplifies the harmony of contemporary innovation and cultural heritage—a testament to the transformative power of light and art.