PuRIFICATION Lab

Installation: metal machines, found objects, performance, video loop, photo's slide & toilet's posters

 

Konstfack MFA Solo Exhibition 

Tellusgången 16,

Stockholm Sweden

 

The informal labor is a common working condition in South America. The lack of work, poverty and political corruption promoted more and more this kind of emergency. My work is based on the different stages of narcotic's production, best called 'mobile labs' of the Amazon jungle. 

The first stage of this process is to weigh and measure the ingredients, followed by a mixture of substances and chemicals. Once mixed, it proceeds to three stages of filtering and purification. Then, it is subjected to a press for semi-solid consistency and introduced into the oven to reach the compact state. The final product is valuable as "Gold". The alchemical process begins with cheap material, leaves, gasoline, cement, and above all, with a low paid job. The process of production involves traditional spiritual knowledge -of indigenous communities- together with their force of labor. The product is finally packaged and commercialized to the Western centers for consuming.