Carlos Leon-Xjimenez

art projects/ curatorial/ publications/ portfolio

Caverna Paraíso

video-installation. 2013
cardboard, wood and wheels
163 x 220 x 160 cm.

art project
public space
urban intervention

// Paradise Cavern // a rough model of a Peruvian coastal precolumbian temple (huaca) made with cardboard contains a cavern. Inside, a slide-show video offers the testimony of the temple, as a witness of the city transformation during the last centuries. The slide-show focuses its information on critical perspectives on patrimony dismanagement and the lack of polices to relate cultural heritage to human development, and the creation of active and inclusive public spaces within this “protected cultural heritage” in abandoned condition. //

video-installation. 2013
cardboard, wood and wheels
163 x 220 x 160 cm.

Pancho Fierro Municipal Gallery. Lima

September 26th – October 20th, 2013

First exhibited in the Amazonas Expedition group show.

Project done in the group-show Expedición Amazonas (Amazonas Expedition), curated by Augusto del Valle.

VIDEO to be played inside the installation (no sound)

SLIDESHOW Performance. October 12th, 2013 (Lima Historical City Centre)


2013 Video report by La Mula (in Spanish)

PDF Booklet of the project (20 pages) (in Spanish)

Installation view in 2015 “De la Huaca al Boom” exhibition by curator Patricia Ciriani at Miraflores British Cultural Center in Lima

All photos by Patricia Ciriani