ST 15 de la serie Rastros (Untitled 15, from the series Traces)

Luciana Pía Faccini2021

Fundación Itaú Argentina

Fundación Itaú Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Demons hide in the remainders; some ask me not to leave them there. There is an old divination technique that consists of guessing the fate of wishes through the ritual of lighting candles and watching the remanent wax, their shapes and the potential futures that they suggest. In the Nuestra Señora de Balvanera church, there is a very popular sanctuary devoted to San Expedito. So many believers go there, that we can find two enormous metal bins full of the candle leftovers used by the churchgoers. Since April 2018, I have been working on the remainders left there. I systematically go to the sanctuary, mix with the believers, collect the leftovers that I find more attractive and submit them to technical processes related to sculpture. I am interested in finding more than creating, to subtract instead of adding, to reproduce instead of producing. The objects that I make emerge from that process.


  • Title: ST 15 de la serie Rastros (Untitled 15, from the series Traces)
  • Creator: Luciana Pía Faccini
  • Date Created: 2020
  • Date Published: 2021, 2021
  • Location: Buenos Aires
  • Physical Dimensions: 80 x 100 x 22 cm
  • Original Language: Español, Español
  • Provenance: Finalists of 12th Itaú Artes Visuales Award
  • Type: Installation
  • Publisher: Itaú Foundation Argentina, Itaú Foundation Argentina
  • Medium: lost wax casting in bronze

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