Ayuujkjä’äY ëY Konk. A Fable Based on a Mixe Myth
By Charlotte Stace
Never conquered, the Mixe people speak one of the last living languages of the Mixe-Zoquean family. In the words they speak, the maize they grow, the stories they tell and the rites they perform, is to be found, encrypted, a world to which – initiated or not – no one can ever return.
Through documentary, bibliographic and iconographic research, fieldwork and interviews, the team approaches the myth of Kondoy. At the same time, the analysis and reflection on this material brings the team closer to the basic structure of the myth and its social, territorial, political, spatial and landscape implications.The project seeks to address a new perspective on the history and current status of global art from a critical review of one of the richest, most problematic, recurrent and unique manifestations.
The project is built around the notion of indigenisms and neoindianisms towards a theoretical reformulation of transindigenisms as catalysts of modern and contemporary art in the Americas.