Blue has run
by Rometti Costales
Blue has run is an intervened facsimile of A Catalog of Textiles and Folkart of Chiapas by the anthropologist Walter F. Morris, published in 1979. The original publication was printed in 100 copies, most of which have been lost or dispersed through various specialized libraries. This catalog listed the items belonging to three collections of fabrics and weaving patterns in South Mexico which Walter F. Morris, called Chip, helped to constitute during mid seventies: the Pellizzi, the Pomar and the Morris Collection. Its DIY quality gives the images an almost abstract twist. This and the painstakingly precise descriptions of the items take the content of the catalog towards territories closer to poetry, drifting it away from its original purpose.
Blue has run pushes this unexpected twist of the original book by subtracting elements from the texts, creating a new reading subject for an open interpretation. The publication follows the exhibition Azul Jacinto Marino by the artist duo Rometti Costales, which took place at Centre d’art contemporain la synagogue de Delme (17 October to 28 February 2016) and which has been selected and supported by the grant committee of the FNAGP.