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Body tubes / Copper tube, plastic hose, metal stands, water pump, surgical aspirator, and Cauca river water  / Variable dimensions / 2019 

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Body tubes / Copper tube, plastic hose, metal stands, water pump, surgical aspirator, and Cauca river water  / Variable dimensions / 2019 

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non-crystalline liquid flows through the system of transparent plastic and copper tubes, through a surgical secretion aspirator where a water pump is submerged, which again drives the liquid upwards creating a continuous cycle.

The tubes become in this work, as the anthropologist, Hugh-Jones pointed out, a model of thought, which speaks of natural history, technology, anatomy, physiology, sociology, and psychology. This work, with the elements it brings together, not only moves and puts in circulation the water of the Cauca River, which has been dammed for the generation of electricity, but also sets in motion reflections on the continuous exchange and connection between different systems and forms of life.

The work-mechanism, is an elemental model of a living structure, it could be a circulatory system, a hydrographic basin or a medical machinery, that evidences intercrossing and hybridizations, where the human history is no longer the privileged one, the tubes here, not only those that are inside the human body, but of all the other subjects (people), that inhabit the world beyond the human. The tube is the umbilical cord, the snake, the yagé liana, the flutes, the sniffer bones.