MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, 2016
Variable measures
Wood, reeds, newspaper, paint, fireworks, HD video and stereo sound
Variable measures
Wood, reeds, newspaper, paint, fireworks, HD video and stereo sound
Variable measures
Wood, reeds, newspaper, paint, fireworks, HD video and stereo sound
Variable measures
Wood, reeds, newspaper, paint, fireworks, HD video and stereo sound
Variable measures
Wood, reeds, newspaper, paint, fireworks, HD video and stereo sound
Variable measures
Wood, reeds, newspaper, paint, fireworks, HD video and stereo sound
Variable measures
Wood, reeds, newspaper, paint, fireworks, HD video and stereo sound
Variable measures
Wood, reeds, newspaper, paint, fireworks, HD video and stereo sound
This installation resorts on the estrangement of artisanal pyrotechnic techniques and the utilization of appropriated video to conduct an exploration on the iconography of the pictorial Mexican landscape of the early XX century and the transformation of the current landscape due to violence and drug trafficking. The objects were built taking as reference landscape paintings from iconic Mexican artists and destroyed in a pyrotechnical live action that alluded (through sound and fire) the current violent landscape of Mexico. The projected videos were appropriated from the press and depicted military operations to destroy poppy seed and marijuana fields. The title of the installation is taken from the phrase Mexico’s president used when the infamous drug lord “El Chapo” was captured; in turn this statement referenced George Bush’s 2003 polemic speech about US military operations in Iraq.
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