Fantasmática Latinoamericana, 2014

Miami Beach 2014
mor charpentier
Mixed Media
Plexiglass box, wooden stand, engraved bronze plates, printed documents, sound recordings
45.0 x 45.0 x 85.0 (cm)
17.7 x 17.7 x 33.5 (inch)
The box gathers three elements: records of political speeches of the five Presidents, their official portraits and pictures of their tragic deaths engraved on bronze plates, and a series of declassified files about the US policies regarding these countries, some of them highly censored. The three elements are contradictory to each other: utopian discourses, dystopian archival documents, and unsolved deaths are part of the same history but will never fit.