Drawn and Quartered by Claudia Joskowicz
One in a trilogy of videos based on events in Bolivian history and their effect on the countrys mytho-historic landscape.
Drawn and Quartered is a recreation of a diorama on permanent exhibition at the Museo Costumbrista in La Paz, Bolivia that depicts the execution of Tupac Katari, a leader in the rebellions of indigenous people in Bolivia who was executed by the Spanish colonialists in 1781. Shot as a slow moving tracking shot, the camera moves across Plaza Alonso de Mendoza in La Paz and happens upon the execution. The urban fabric, and the executions effect upon it, are manipulated by a limited set of images which occupy the camera and reorganize the landscape.