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Over a period of three years, Salcedo traveled to the northern heartland of Colombia’s civil war and spoke to children who had witnessed the murder of their parents. These testimonies inspired a series
of three sculptures given the collective title Unland. Conjoining two fragmented tables, this work suggests the dysfunction caused by extreme trauma. ‘We spend our life around tables and their familiarity helps to draw you in’, Salcedo has said. ‘Yet these objects have been forcibly united... and appear to be like the mutated remains of an accident’.

July 2007