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Starting from a lawsuit of women accused of witches of 1627, and an inventory of plants - made next to a botanist - in a place where the alleged acts described in this document took place, we came to the discovery of the relationship between these women who were accused of witches in the late Middle Ages and the spaces that inhabited, today barren spaces, which are opposed to consumer society. The resemblance seems obvious, we are facing dissatisfied women, in dissatisfied lands, an alternative to the productive system of capitalism. The piece - printed with a fragment of this place, and its plants - tries to be a vindication, banner or proclamation, the one of these women, as well in the earth and with these opportunistic and ruderal plants (popularly known like weeds) that grow in these spaces, at a time we need, that urges us alternatives in the face of the impending fall of capitalism.

 

 

 

 

 

Olga Olivera-Tabeni. Sketch of a banner for a ruderal state. The piece is part of the draft Constitution of an ideal ruderal state founded on the margins. Textile printing of photographs (on both sides). Untreated textile and wood sticks. 150 x 240 alt. 2019.

The piece was exhibited at the VIII International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA. Sustainable city. Madrid España 2019. Exhibition of guest artists. Galileo Cultural Center. Madrid. She is currently in the collective In the Name of the Mother, in the Name of the Earth , curated by Assumpta Bassas at ACVIC.