Material: Light box drawings, hand made abaca paper
All walls are painted black and the only light source on the space comes from 3 lightboxes installed on the... Read More
All walls are painted black and the only light source on the space comes from 3 lightboxes installed on the available walls, they turn on when someone enters the space and turn off after 25 seconds of stillness. Inside them, a layering of specific scientific classification systems becomes a source for possibility and speculation. The references for the surface layer are: Bruno Latour synoptic figures that explain the different attractors of a society turning away from a globalized hegemony, W.E. Dubois’ beautiful statistical charts of African American urban and rural populations and a copy of the first US census. Underneath those documents (these are acetate transfers of the originals made in abaca paper), ink on duralar drawings of different types of snails found by Humboldt expeditions in the equatorial ecosystem are barely visible. A third layer is made with safety blankets (Mylar with a thin aluminum layer), allowing and impeding light to the outer layers. Is by the multi-dimensional structure produced by this approach and the control of its visibility that I attempt to situate different possibilities to redefine my relationship to hegemonic regimes of history. Concepts like hybridization, and mestizaje, and the classification that constitute the colonial subjectivity where in mind when fabricating the boxes, proposing a response that holds a simultaneity of meaning that is layered, often contradictory and where different grammars coexist.