- DIAZ Maria Adela, Antipodes, 2008, photo. Andrea Aragon. (installation-videoperformance)
Installation-Video Performance. Photos. Andrea Aragon.
Antipodes comes from the Greek (anti-‘‘opposed’’ and pous ‘‘foot’’ and describes the region on the Earth’s surface which is diametrically opposite to itself. Two points which are antipodal to one another are connected by a straight line through the center of the earth.
Antipodes was an installation, made with 100 shoes connected with the same sole. These soles represent the unity of humanity. The performance consisted of 100 people in a lineal formation and connected by one of their shoes trying to move or walk. This piece and its universal meaning represent human territories and how we connect with others. By walking together in harmony toward a common goal, we create a wave of symbiosis. When we work together we can create a better world.