Santiago Reyes Villaveces, Harp, 2019.
Courtesy The artist, The Blank Contemporary Art, Fondazione Amleto Bertoni
Installation view. Sacristy of Sant’Ignazio former church, Saluzzo (CN), Italy
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The Harp project consists in constructing an exploded copy of the Tópaga harp (1680) that occupies the architectural space of Sacristy of the Church of Sant’Ignazio.
The instrument’s design is deformed through the use of an elliptical structure with two foci-bridges.
Making use of the Sacristy’s open drawers, windows, and physical structure itself as resonance boxes, Harp fabricates a polyarchic harp (of multiple origins) as a flow of historical, architectonic, embodied, and decolonising frequencies that aim to destabilize the origin story delivered to the “new world” by the Jesuit harp.