Gabriel Zea


Durmientes [2015]

Durmientes (sleepers) are a set of interactive objects that react to the presence of the spectator by vibrating to make its sleigh bells ring. A passage from One Hundred Years of Solitude inspired the piece. When the inhabitants of Macondo lost their capacity to sleep, they also lost their memories; thus sleigh bells are the mark that visitors wear to be differentiated from the locals in the town. This piece was commissioned by the National Library of Colombia for the exhibition Un espejo del mundo (A Mirror of the World).