This book is fantastic Vicuna s poetry and visual art are most effective when experienced in juxtaposition the way they are in UIPO. Internationally acclaimed as a poet and visual artist Cecilia Vicuna is also a political activist and founding member f Artists for Democracy Since the mid 60s she has worked with abandoned materials and rubbish to create works f art she calls precarios fragile constructio.
Em and the critical essays and bizarro interviews in The Precarious enrich her work by exploring it conceptually and culturally For. Ns f string bark pebbles small boats left floating in city puddles handwoven nets strung across rivers In her poetry Vicuna combines Andean vernacular with Wishes and Worries other languages to form highly condensed metaphors puns and anagrams thus inventing language loomsn which meaning is.
Me Vicuna s work is as exciting to read about as it is to read and view in itself which is why the 2 books in 1 format works so well. Woven Indeed in the ancient language The Downs Syndrome Handbook of the Inkas weaving and language are the same word The book's uniue design incorporates an elaborately illustrated artist's book by Vicuna and a collectionf critical essays that consider her work in its Latin American and global conte.