This project consists of a series of performances that reference the current war between drug cartels in Mexico. This has been documented using photography and video. The documentation portrays myself being buried into different pits I have excavated for the burial.
The current war between drug cartels in Mexico has raised international awareness due to its rapid violent progression and its macabre peculiarities. The majority of the Mexican population chooses not to denounce the crimes that they have witnessed due to fear, indifference or other reasons. Silence has been an essential tool that has contributed to the conflict’s progression. Therefore, I have concluded that silence becomes a symbolic manifestation of solidarity and empathy towards this war. This statement becomes conflicting as I am part of such community, a community that chooses to remain silent.
This work explores the interrelation of silence and complicity. I am interested in evoking other viewpoints of this war. I am focusing in communities living in conflict areas rather than the actual individuals committing the crimes, by doing so I want to create an invitation for dialog in the community.