Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Mónica García Martínez, María Jesús Muñoz Pardo, Beatriz García Bustamante Collaborators. Students in architecture, Universitàt Politècnica de València

Violated territories. How can the future change the past The Table of the desert women, 2022.

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The research we present at the Biennale d’Art et d’Architecture in Vierzon assumes the creativechallenge of the real and imaginary reconstruction of literary and archaeological places and territories that were inhabited and organised by women in the desert at the beginning of primitive Christianity. As the feminist historian Gerda Lerner states, these women belong to one of the groups that precede the creation of feminist consciousness throughout history. The main sources of visual inspiration have been the archaeological landscapes of the Kellia and Scetis deserts in Egypt, once inhabited by the ammas or Desert Mothers, the Karakum or black sands, the desert of Turkmenistan, as well as the medieval cells and the cave hermitages. The re-construction of these habitats and territories through drawings, collages, plaster sculptures and photomontages have questioned our imagery and our thought processes. A complex form of approach to the contemporary thought and the History of women who precede us in the constrution of feminist consciousness.

Violated territories. How can the future change the past Courtesy Universitat Politècnica de València

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