Machuca Mola

The original Mola I built, used Colombian journalist Jesus Abad Colorado´s image from the Machuca town in the Antioquia region showing the "funeral of victims killed by an ELN (National Liberation Army) guerrilla attack against the central oil duct, near Segovia, in northwest Colombia. The nighttime assault caused 20.000 gallons of crude oil to flow into the Pocuné, river near the village of Machuca. Minutes later an explosion destroyed the vegetation, a part of the village, and the life of 66 civilians". River of oil, polluted river, a river of death...

Delicate and colourful textile pieces tricking your eyes like a Trojan Horse. Here, life was devoured. The Mola technique, through the pilling and then carving of fabric creates a multilayered structure, tries to reconstruct this damaged territory. 

People were here replaced like Pre-Columbian gods by golden foil, our culture and our people from all kinds of backgrounds are the most important richness of this soil.

SOME OF THESE TEXTILES INCLUDE BULLETPROOF FABRIC, THE ONE USED FOR THE MAKING OF VESTS AND SAFEGUARD CLOTHING.