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Km0 Abubuya

2014. Comissioned by Kiosko Galeria, Bolivia 

 

 

The community of El Rosario is located in the region of Beni, Bolivia, approximately 500 meters away from the Mamoré River. Due to a major flood that affected the vicinity this past year -the largest recorded to date- the location had been practically buried under the mud. One of the most distressed areas was the basketball court, which was buried underneath three feet of mud. Taking into consideration the site context, Jesús 'Bubu' Negrón organized an "archeological" excavation to dig out half of the court. After working for four days -with the help of the community and other invited artists from the 'Abubuya' workshop- they were able to remove most of the accumulated sludge. When the project was finished, the community organized the first basketball game; and through that simple act, the court was restored.

 

 

© 2016 Jesús "Bubu" Negrón