Atacama as Beijing's Forbidden City #3

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 I was invited to be a resident at Quillagua, a small town located in Atacama desert, during the last week of August 2016. The following posts describe processes, objects and activities that drew my attention while being in Atacama. This travel diary, already filtered by memory and composed far away from Chile, has taken the shape of a map where the desert is mixed with other deserts, where its images create repetitive patterns and discontinuous lines of thought.

Watching the desert from a line // Watching the desert from the car

Watching the desert from the car // A water pipe follows the car. Water carried hundreds of killometers           inside the desert

Walking through the desert and following a tyre track // Travelling two days towards the Chinese desert to be retained by teenage soldiers at the entrance of the desert

Broken ligament, dislocated leg

Mining cars

Some of these images where taken by Carlos Fernández Pello


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