Barro: escritura inestable
From a collaborative process with a group of street sweepers from Mexico City, the artist will present a collective action in the Monumento a la Revolucion plaza.
Through the act of sweeping as an exercise of depletion of language and writing, the participants will form a list of words of affect, in association to their work and environment.
Lists of names in public space usually refer to absent people, while the premise of this action is to name living ones.
The intervention addresses different tensions. On one hand, the tension between what the word reads and the enigmatic stimulus that it provokes as an image. On the other hand, the tension between the monumentality of the space and the everyday gestures such as sweeping, writing and caring.
Ruta del CASTOR presents Barro: escritura inestable a public art project by Verónica Meloni, at Monumento a la Revolución in Mexico City.
Barro: escritura inestable by Verónica Meloni
From a collaboration with members of Mexico City’s cleaning staff, the artist will present a collective performance, based on the act of sweeping, as an exercise of language and writing depletion.
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 2 - 4 PM
Place: Plaza del Monumento a la Revolución, Mexico City.
This project is possible with the support of Tequila 1800.
Special thanks: Gobierno de la Ciudad de México, SOMA, Galería El Gran Vidrio.