Joya Honda crater. Desert of México (Tropic of Cancer)
State Grant. Fund for Culture and Arts Program, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Ser el desierto es ser la vida que no cesa de seguir adelante.
El desierto no es el vacío sino el esfuerzo denodado, la
paciencia infinita, el gozo de lo poco y lo breve
A few kilometers south of Tropic of Cancer, in the desert of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, is located the Joya Honda volcano, which is a large elliptical crater (800 x 1,200 m), excavated more than 200 meters below the pre-volcanic surface. A Quaternary maar of unusual type that was formed about 1.1 million years ago, from the interaction of groundwater with basanitic magma.
Conceived to provide a place for self-reflection, the site specific intervention consists in to a new approach to the context of Joya Honda crater, in which the notion of time and temporality constitutes the essence of the work. An observatory- piece that emerges from the landscape to define a new relation of human beings with their intimate perception of the desert. An introspective piece to reflect about the empty immensity of the landscape: earth, sky, silence, loneliness, endless.