The Life of Dead Things / Installation
(Fragments of Gravestones from the Dolores Cemetery of Mexico City, immortalized leaves, nylon, motors) / 2012
This project results form a residency sponsored by FONCA (Mexico) and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, which took place in Mexico City. I identified common features among certain cemeteries of this city, aiming at understanding how death is embraced within them. I encountered the progressive ruination of most graves’ physical infrastructure: bodies circulate in and out of these graves, as they are rapidly buried and exhumed. Mausoleums, which were initially built to mediate between the realm of the living and the realm of the dead, become piles of rubble at the cemetery’s outskirts.