Muerto_Gabriel Rodriguez

Muerto, 2006
Gabriel Rodríguez
6 fotografías

Susan Sontag tells us that the existence of a political consciousness determines the possibility of being affected morally by a photograph. But what of violence as omnipresent as it is in Guatemala? For those who witnessed the nation’s arduous attempts to sweep its history of violence under the rug, Gabriel Rodríguez’s artistic actions are difficult to distinguish from the reality of everyday life. In this case, an old green Volvo cruising around with a pair of bare feet sticking out of the back insinuates its macabre contents: a dead body in the trunk—and no one really seems to care.

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