All part of a conceptual felony, “men defending men”, something that we can gather in our time, under the symbolic umbrella of the “UN”, those famous Blue Helmets or Blue Berets.
Is there a more depraved, cannibalistic, gratuitous killer, sybarite of others suffering, than man? I, like Marcelo Viquez I am sure, believe no.
That is why the assertion “men defend men”, the theoretical basis of the UN, acquires the rank of an explosive device. A man can, in very special circumstances, find himself driven to help another human being. But “men defend men” is an oxymoron. “Men eat men”, “men slaughter men”, “men collect the bones of men with a passion that goes beyond any aesthetics”. They are instead tautological expressions that fall into complacency.
The installation by Marcelo Viquez for the abc introduces the irony and the internal game as a platform to develop the timer, ignition, detonator and explosive, impossible to deactivate. It turns out that although it is difficult to accept, sometimes, devastated, we are better.
Text by Carlos Jover