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 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 then 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.