Angela Cura Mendez (Santiago)
Project Ekeko / Proyecto Ekeko
|Function||for those who wish for something more|
|Activation||Hosts open the small copper bag and light the miniature candle, in honour of Ekeko, the god of abundance, long enough to make a wish. They then pass this on to the next person until the candle has run out.|
|Engage||Email for details|
El Ekeko is a god of abundance much celebrated in the Andean regions of Latin America. The figurine is usually adorned with meticulously crafted miniatures of objects which are the subject of popular desires. Every new year, he is brought up and adorned. To please the god, a lighted cigarette is placed in his mount. For more information go here.
Angela Cura Mendes expands this ritual so that people can intensify their participation, replacing his cigarette with a candle that is lit to make a wish. Rather than consumer goods, he carries bags stuffed with wishes. His bag, of course, is made from copper, the Chilean gold.
- El poder al pueblo / Power to the people
- Un poder secreto / A secret power
- Una nueva voz / A new voice