Client: Villa Grimaldi Peace Park
Location: Santiago, Chile
Completion date: 2014
Artwork budget: $10,000
Design and coordination
Villa Grimaldi Peace Center
Tar Danza Dance
Sculpture 12 feet tall to celebrate heroes of Human Rights. This project appeared in NYC at the Clearwater Festival, and at Villa Grimaldi Peace Center in Santiago, Chile.
The Goal was to highlight the heroes of human Rights internationally, and in Chile
With the Peace Center in Santiago collaboration was the heart of the work. We worked closely with the center, local artists, dancers, videographers and the visitors at the center who were impacted by the dictatorship.
The sculpture Amnesty Solstice was the centerpiece of this project and at night the beam of light was projected to the sky. With the center’s staff, they chose who their heroes of human rights. Many of the visitors at the center, who had suffered during the time of the dictatorship, were deeply moved. In addition, with my collaborators, we had created MEMORIA. HABLAR DIGNIDAD – “To remember, to speak, and to look forward to the future.” This was multimedia, dance, theater performance we created at this former torture center that is now a peace park. The Center Director said, “This was one of the most moving experiences. Namaya and his team were so sensitive to our needs, and our trauma. With all the performers they created one of the most memorable events at our center.