Ome is a monologue/collection of objects compiled as a response to the parallelisms unleashed after the seismic events that occurred in 2017 and 1985. Narrating the story of a speculative character, Ome encompasses two fragmented manifestations of memory. The first is embodied by nine objects corresponding to the levels of Mictlán (https://mediateca.inah.gob.mx). The second, is materialized through text, introducing a despondent narrator, compelled to share her story with a ghostly audience for the first time.
As of September 19, 2017, individuals from diverse age groups were connected by the collective memory of experiencing a major earthquake. On the same date, 32 years earlier, another earthquake had occurred, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of countless people. The notable parallels between these seismic events, separated by three decades, highlight a similar construction of memory that left an important impact in the collective.
Scan of EQUIS Magazine featuring Ome. April, 2022.
Ome presented in Mundos Paralelos, Somers Gallery. London, 2022