Drawn and Quartered is one in a trilogy of videos based on events in Bolivian history and their effect on the country’s mytho-historic landscape. It is a recreation of a diorama on permanent exhibition at the Museo Costumbrista in La Paz, Bolivia that depicts the execution of Tupac Katari, a leader in the rebellions of indigenous people in Bolivia who was executed by the Spanish colonialists in 1781. Shot as a slow moving tracking shot, the camera moves across Plaza Alonso de Mendoza in La Paz and happens upon the execution. The urban fabric, and the execution’s effect upon it, are manipulated by a limited set of images which occupy the camera and reorganize the landscape.
Single channel video; Blu-ray video; 8 minutes; color; sound.