This multimedia installation deals with a phone call between president Lyndon Johnson and George Ball regarding Brazil’s military coup, 1 day prior to the coup, that confirms the USA involvement on it. The installation consists on transcribing the phone conversation into a typewriter, creating poems out of it and new transcriptions in which only the strongest words could be transcribed, as the pace of the conversation is fast.
This installation, together with 'rastreando' and 'revisitando', are the beginning of a deep research into historical memory. I am intrigued by how classified and top secret documents, phone calls, audios and videos, when are released long after, alter history and personal and collective memory. I consider the act of looking back into our past a way of understanding the present and from that understanding, being able to alter patterns of behaviors.
'the American way',
Arts, Letters & Numbers,
Averill Park, NY