I Have A Dream :: 2004
 

Music: “ONE NATION” BY TITO LA ROSA WITH MARY YOUNGBLOOD
Speech: “I HAVE A DREAM TODAY” BY MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

FEATURED in
Mandala Alianza Francesa de Lima PERU 2004
Pachamama Hanaqpacha K’anchay ICPNA Cusco, Peru 2004
Killamanta Kutimusaq Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Ridgefield, CT 2006

“I Have a Dream” is a stop action video of a Despacho created while living in Cusco.  I’m asking for peace and justice in this Ancient Andean Ritual Offering with Martin Luther King JR  chanting a few lines as mantra  from his famous speech I HAVE A DREAM and friend Tito La Rosa playing ONE NATION with Mary Youngblood.

 

A Despacho (despacho in Spanish means dispatch) Ceremony is a ritual process for the Andean people to strengthen their harmony, reciprocity & reverence for Pachamama (the mother land in Quechua) and the Apus (mountains in Quechua). The Andean Priest performs the Despacho Ceremony, as they are the keepers of the ancient knowledge of the natural world. The Despacho is an offering meant to nourish the natural world and protect the human world. The Despacho is central to Andean Beliefs and is a microcosm representing every aspect of life in the Andes. It is a ceremonial art form similar to the Tibetan Sand Mandala Ritual. 

Together with Pampamisayoq Mariano Quispe Flores, Santiago Quispe Qhapaq, Benito Apaza Lunasco, Lorenzo Qhapaq Apaza, and my godson Nicolas Flores Apaza we created the work  Hanaqpacha Intiq Sombran (The Mother Earth Sun Shadow in Quechua). In celebration, upon finishing the work we created a despacho at TIPON the Inca Water temple outside of Cusco. The despacho we created is featured in the video Ayni=Reciprocity. The video gives a deeper understanding of the Despacho ceremony. Don Mariano is the elder leading the ceremony in the center of Benito, Santiago, Nicolas and Lorenzo. 

 

I’m super grateful for my relationship/s with my collaborators Mariano Quispe Flores, Santiago Quispe Qhapaq, Benito Apaza Lunasco, Lorenzo Qhapaq Apaza, and my godson Nicolas Flores Apaza. We continue to be friend’s, collaborators and god-families connected and engaged in each other lives. Don Mariano Quispe Flores, Santiago Quispe Qhapaq and Lorenzo Qhapag Apaza are coming to visit to teach and share their knowledge {post covid}. We’re so excited to introduce and welcome them to the Catskill Mountains. 
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