PARAALLEGORIES, 2013-2015
Microbus | Inkjet print 70 x 110 cms (27 x 43 in) each
ATM | Inkjet print 70 x 110 cms (27 x 43 in) each
Coca-Cola Christmas | Inkjet print 70 x 110 cms (27 x 43 in) each
Lobo | Inkjet print 70 x 110 cms (27 x 43 in) each
OXXO | Inkjet print 70 x 110 cms (27 x 43 in) each
PEMEX | Inkjet print 70 x 110 cms (27 x 43 in) each
Plutarco, putos | Inkjet print 70 x 110 cms (27 x 43 in) each
Tanque | Inkjet print 70 x 110 cms (27 x 43 in) each
Series composed by 8 narratives (in both video and photography) that resort on reenactment and the construction (and destruction) of ephemeral sculptures in collaboration with artisans from Tultepec (the outskirts of Mexico City). The life-size vehicles, facades and objects made of cardboard and reeds refer to events that made the news in the Mexican media because of their violence, protest, dissidence or repression. Each effigy is loaded with a specific symbolism: for example, the Lobo pickup truck stands as an icon of drug trafficking while Oxxo stores become symptoms of capitalism. The ephemeral structures and artifacts blend with real cars and suburban landscapes, while the handcrafted nature of the objects contrasts with the technical quality of the videos and photographs. The ambiguous character of these staged protests reflects on the corrupt nature of reality, in both political and ontological terms.

Cinematography: Alex Albert

Sound Design: Daniel Goldaracena

Set construction and pyrotechnics: Osvaldo Urtado and Sánchez Olvera family

4k videos / stereo sound
Variable duration
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