allographic translation

  • Enchanted Rock, Fredericksburg, TX
  • November 2017

Durational rock interviews using graphite on rolls of acetate for recording, a collaborative project of Adrian Aguilera and Betelhem Makonnen.

  • "… those enormous expanses of silence in which my history became lost."
  • Édouard Glissant, Poetic Intention

Enchanted Rock, an inselberg (or monadnock) is an isolated hill, knob, ridge, outcrop, or small mountain that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding plain. A granite formation from the Precambrian age, it’s the state’s largest mountain made of a single rock, and it is among the oldest exposed rocks in North America. Enchanted Rock is also known as “Spirit Song Rock” in indigenous legends. Revered as a holy portal to other worlds, it is said that anyone spending the night on the rock becomes invisible.

  • untitled (allographic translation of undocumented history, Enchanted Rock, 30.5066299° N 98.817805° W, alt. 1750 ft.), 2017
  • rock interview with graphite on acetate, 203.2 cm x 101.6 cm, 80 x 40 in
  • untitled (allographic translation of undocumented history, Enchanted Rock, 30.5066299° N 98.817805° W, alt. 1800 ft.), 2017
  • rock interview with graphite on acetate, 203.2 cm x 101.6 cm, 80 x 40 in
  • untitled (allographic translation of undocumented history, Enchanted-Rock,-30.5066299° N 98.817805° W, alt. 1800 ft.), 2017
  • detail image