"ALL THE LIGHTHOUSES OF THE PERUVIAN COAST" AT THE LIMA ART MUSEUM
The project, by Luz María Bedoya, explores multidisciplinary relationships between navigation, sound and writing. It has a digital platform and a physical installation in MALI.
Based on the lighting and structural characteristics of the 56 lighthouses deployed along the 3,000 kilometers of the Peruvian coastline, Luz María Bedoya has created a graphic score to be freely interpreted by various musicians. It is a score of open notations that assumes the indeterminacy of experimental music. Along with this, the artist has invited several authors to elaborate a text inspired by specific concepts of nautical language, which lead to reflections on music, navigation, the body and the present moment in the still diffuse post-Covid 19 world order.
The project, which now has a face-to-face exhibition at MALI, was launched digitally in March. The website is a repository of the graphic score creation process. It also houses the sound pieces performed by the musicians and the texts recorded by their authors in a series of podcasts.
In correlation, the physical installation is located on the entrance stairs to the second floor of the Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI. The staging takes the form of a precise intervention where the textual, visual and sound elements are presented as keys to the reading of the project as a whole. The exhibition includes a list with the names of all the lighthouses of the Peruvian coast that recalls the coastal profile. This is accompanied by monumental black canvases with small graphic inscriptions. These are coordinates lost in the immensity of black that define the most extreme positions of the maritime lighthouses within the national territory: one points to the north/south limits, while the other to the east/west.
Luz María Bedoya works at the intersection of photography, video, installation, sound art and text. She has exhibited her work at MALI and the San Marcos Art Museum in Lima, as well as at the International Center of Photography in New York; the Pinacoteca of Sao Paulo; the Image Center in Mexico City; the Blanton Museum in Austin, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporaine in Paris, the Casa de América in Madrid, among others. She has represented Peru at the 51st Venice Biennale and the 11th Sharjah Biennial.
All the lighthouses on the Peruvian coast (Todos los faros de la costa peruana) is part of the Irradia project, a joint initiative by MALI and the Fundación Telefónica Movistar to promote the use of digital production media as a stimulus for artistic creation.