salpullido @ 18°28'13.46" N, 69°54'36.84" W, 2010
EPS foam, wall intervention
Installation views at the I International Caribbean Triennial, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
salpullido @ 18°28'13.46" N, 69°54'36.84" W is a site-related installation that invades the exhibition space through the use of multiple elements that have been adhered to the walls referencing rashes, eruptions & contaminants, as a metaphor for symbiotic and parasitic relationships. Salpullido is the Spanish word for rash. The general coordinates that are part of the title point to the location of the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo, which serves as “host” to these camouflaged elements.
The work alludes to environmental transformations, which are in a constant state of transition, to situations or elements that are seemingly benign but are simultaneously toxic or dangerous, relationships of dependency and power, and to gradual transformations that can be imperceptible as they change an entire entity. This work functions as an allergic reaction and serves as an alarm to toxic environmental conditions, which are inextricably tied to political and economic systems.
salpullido @ 18°28'13.46" N, 69°54'36.84" W represents Nicaragua as part of the Central American selection curated by José Manuel Noceda for the I International Caribbean Triennial.
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