ENTRAR ADENTRO SALIR AFUERA SALIR ADENTRO, 2012
A Research Based Artistic Intervention On “The Mejia ID Photo Collection” Archive From The Centro De Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamerica” In Guatemala.
Although it is true that it hasn't been until the last decades that more time and effort has been given in a conscious manner to the production of socio-anthropological studies of our Latin-American reality in a micro-macro and present-past level, it is also true that there hasn't been enough time to assimilate the variety of the concepts that have emerged so suddenly from those sources. The possibility to reopen concepts to make them more liquid and manageable, could generate new visions and discussions to the constantly debated questions that refer to the collective identity, the contemporary cultural fluxus, the Latin-American status, and maybe to that condition of being Guatemalan. This project is not a research into social sciences or a critique to the tendencies on the policies of the archive, but an "artistic intervention" of those practices. This project actually attempts to make a transdisciplinary approach and keep itself in an ambiguous position, across rigid binary oppositions and the different contemporary cultural debates. By applying a fragmentation technic, going from the universal (an authors grand narrative) to the particular (the fragment). Certain texts, names, words, paragraphs and images will be extracted from the archives and specific scientific studies, that later will be distributed through a systematic chaos or better said a rizomatic display that eventually will bring the particular back to the universal through the display format.
*Note 1: All content and artistic texts in the book are in Spanish / El contenido total de textos en este libro están trabajados en idioma Español, o bien en Castellano.
**Note 2: This research project is part of a total constellation of works which can be presented in a array of possibilities, while supports, sizes and media can vary (projections, prints, wall mounts, indoors/outdoors, xerox’s, etc). It includes an artist book, book presentations with discussions on the topics and multiform exhibition displays.