JAYKOE JAYKOE

PROJECTS :: FORMATIONS

Project commenced 2013, in Guayas (Ecuadorian region, South America) Work in progress ::

EDITIONS   RESEARCH TEXT
 
 

RESEARCH TEXT ::

“Between 1503 and 1660, 185,000 kilos of gold and 16m kilos of silver were shipped from Latin America to Europe. The native American leader Guaicaipuro Cuautemoc argues that his people should see this transfer not as a war crime, but as "the first of several friendly loans, granted by America for Europe's development". Were they to charge compound interest on this loan, levied at the modest rate of 10%, Europe would owe the indigenous people of Latin America a stack of gold and silver which exceeded the weight of the planet.”
George Monbiot, The Guardian

“Another day and night of boat travel down a river, into the Gulf of Guayaquil, and across its swampy delta brought them to the seamy tropical port city of Guayaquil ... Their guesthouse was a crumbling old colonial mansion with a canoe dock on the muddy banks of the Rio Guayas in a run-down quarter called the Quinta Pareja. Its large rooms were in the process of being subdivided into tiny cubicles fashioned from wooden automobile shipping crates. When Ernesto and Calica arrived, they joined the four others in a cavernous room as the house's internal dimensions gradually shrunk around them...”
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, Jon Lee Anderson

“According to Calica, Ernesto had begun to feel frustrated and become restless. He was also starting to take an interest in politics and had lengthy conversations with the two more politically aware members of the group. Perhaps finding a couple of interlocutors with whom to discuss at length what he had witnessed so far during the trip, formulating ideas which elicited a reaction from them and having the time to argue with them for days on end, provided the right environment for this awakening.”
Story of Che Guevara, Lucía àlvares de Toledo

“Decolonization occurred differently in each geopolitical region of the world, and in unique ways in each country - indeed, it often did so distinctively in specific areas of a country and in specific parts of its society. No single study can trace all of these variations in the detail they deserve. But an outline is necessary, since otherwise the narratives of modern and contemporary art will remain one that is told from the cultural centres of modernity, with art from elsewhere appearing only in so far as it registers at those centres.”
Contemporary Art: World Currents, Terry Smith


Limited edition works from this project: EDITIONS