Elkin Calderón

Elkin Calderón recently presented his project Libertalia Tropical, as part of his series of enquiries about islands, social grouping models and spaces articulated by means of their permanent claim for liberty and autonomy. This text engages with Elkin’s incursion in Santa Cruz del Islote, a small yet densely populated island on the Colombian caribbean, the scenery for a visual exploration where he blends the already blurry limits between the somehow libertarian utopia of pirate islands and the idea of the insular prison. Thus he presents the precarious glory of an island surrounded by an immense and permanently calm horizon where the undying hope for a new coming persists.

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