/// About Venezuela. July 2017 ///
I feel crushed/moved/broken by the pain, distress and lack of strength in front of that much of injustice, in a country where basic issues such as food, health, human rights, liberty, democracy - are absent today.
In Manifesto - justice, conscience and truth have a huge load. The values, struggle, inequality, violence and famine are overlapping.Their lines seem to be stratifying the circumstances, mapping/marking the reality of the street through a whole/totality - a very heavy whole/totality.
This project is trying to materialize this feeling, this scream against, which is at the same time guided by the heavy lines and overwhelming structures that, by its function, are present in the common memory through their institutional role - social and legal - which are today completely corrupt.
We can see massive blocks accumulating layers - layers of injustice and truth - infinite layers of a reality which is making us slaves and captives wherever we are. These layers, that seem to be bulletproof, appear to be broken by the light - the one that has opened a path for a new Venezuela - a country of peace, respect, plurality and quality of life.
Manifesto is, at the same time, my acknowledgement for the brave ones who risk their lives in those furious streets of pain, famine and anger for all the Venezuelans. This winding path/way gave us many lessons, where one finds the most valuable - weight of a united/joined nation/people. I love you, Venezuela.
Marianne Villalobos Emonet
In Manifesto - justice, conscience and truth have a huge load. The values, struggle, inequality, violence and famine are overlapping.
Justice, the nacked thuth S. Tunick in Palacio de Justicia, Caracas, 2006. Photo: caracascaos.com