Works / Projects

Deprivation rehearsal
Audio
2012
Audio stereo, translation on video
1 minute 37 seconds

A six-year-old boy recreates a policeman’s attempt to arrest Martínez, which occurred several years ago; he was recording sound in a park and was about to be detained, accused of robbery and drug possession. This ironic work reminds us of events such as the exhibit “La Gran Fuerza de México (Mexico’s Great Strength)”, which traveled to several children museums in this country, and in which children received their first training and were indoctrinated to admire the militia and clarify who the “bad guys” are with respect to the drug war.

Why not train children to learn how to behave near policemen, who will stop them constantly once they enter adolescence?