Zoom Memorial | Julian Baron
Zoom Memorial | Julian Baron
Zoom Memorial | Julian Baron

Memorial | Julian Baron

$35.00
"These images show the encounter between Julián and the archive that the Yuyachkani theater group has before the public at the entrance of Untitled, mixed technique, a montage that since 2004 questions the construction of the national historical memory. The archive invites us to immerse ourselves in newspaper clippings, photographs, school books, artistic images and other documents, before entering the room where the scenic action takes place. The entire montage confronts the War of the Pacific 1873-1889 and the Internal Armed Conflict 1980-2000, two wars that define republican Peru and reveal the history of the country's fractures.aís.
Memorial is a series of photocopies marked by manual manipulation of each document. Strokes, decays, wrinkles, slips, glazes, grain degradation, fragments, inversions, double exposure. The title directly sends the process of establishing certain things - events, characters, symbols - such as what defines our shared history, but this series investigates the relationship between images of war and the concrete forms that two very different kinds of social abstractions have assumed. : national symbols and money. The former lose their shape quickly, disfiguring the limits of the mental space where Peru has been represented throughout its history; the second makes its entrance towards the middle of the route where Túpac Amaru measures forces with the dollar - and then saturates the entire space of the paper.l.
“Money was invented so that people do not have to look into each other's eyes. Godard, Film Socialisme, as well as national symbols seek to ensure the permanence of the imagined community. In both cases, it is a function of ignorance, that is, of achieving that, above what we see and perceive directly, an ideal space appears where all contradictions are resolved. The map that here represents less geographic reality than that representational space where we introduce fictions - and the banknotes as a daily replacement for the map that puts those same fictions at hand - teach us not to have to look at the decomposition of the social ties that both wars have produced. That which, by the way, all the rest of the series deals with.cupa.
Between the national myth and its monetary form, images appear that define what we must ignore in order to sustain the fiction of a country without fractures. Many of the documents allude to our most recent war, pointing out that the establishment of official narratives and their imagery, where heroes and villains are recognized as such, is a process that marks our present. A dispute that remains unfinished will likely never stop altogether - but which, for many, is not actually happening. However, in the center of the series Fujimori and Abimael appear as two personifications of war, where they confront each other less as a contradiction than as a synthesis. One and the other, after all, aimed to become the face of the nation, to be printed on banknotes that allow us not to look into each other's eyes. The problem that Memorial faces as well as Yuyachkani's montage is how to imagine a way out of the symbolic quagmire in which we find ourselves. A way out that overcomes those social forms of ignorance, emblems, money, and assumes the contradictions that we share. Perhaps the only thing we really share.os.
Mikhail Mitrovic "

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Memorial | Julian Baron

$35.00