Of daily life contrivances

Of daily life contrivances is a series which proposes the construction of artifacts comprised of Latin American history encyclopedias and documents compendia from the American intelligence agencies on countries of the region and tools for daily use and common trades.

The piece offers a material and mechanical mixture of these elements, in order to transform them into a phantasmagoric reference to the violence and secret history established in the region during the past decades, contained in the technical age of these objects. The mechanisms enable to force into history books material grafts of secret and declassified files.

The piece is also the result of thinking of these “common” guys transmuted into repression and torture agents and their victims, creating an image of civilization and barbarism, work and destruction, like an oscillating and uncertain historic heritage.

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