All Things Living, All Things Dead: Texcoco Lake
Ever since its desiccation, the basin of this lake has rejected any attempt of “revitalization” or redistribution of its soil. The endeavor of exploring, mapping, and understanding the complex condition of this place, has taken the form of two exercises of critical appropriation. The encyclopedia and the museum, originally the containers of absolute knowledge, become the home of singularities, fragments, and details of a place that has been deprived of its natural stability.
Samples from the bottom of Lake Texcoco. Series of videos directed by Adriana Salazar in collaboration with Esther Rivas. Production supported by UNAM and the Ministry of Culture, Colombia.
Animist Museum of Lake Texcoco: The Documents
Documents found in the middle of the ruins of projects abandoned by the Mexican government.
Animist Museum of Lake Texcoco: The Earthquake
Debris from 1985's earthquake resting at the bottom of Lake Texcoco.
Animist Museum of Lake Texcoco: The Lost Land
Found ruins from the Mexican government on the area currently designated for Mexico City's New Airport.
Animist Museum of Lake Texcoco: The Eviction
Debris left by former inhabitants evicted by the government.
Animist Museum of Lake Texcoco: The Government
Found material from different unfinished projects by the Federal government of Mexico on Texcoco Lake grounds.