He decidido permanecer en silencio [2004]

i have decided to remain silent is a three-installation project made in-situ for a public university building in mexico. the intervention took place in the main walked-through areas of the university and its aim was to create a dialogue between the three pieces, with the building and the people that work, study and visit there.

this project uses only appropriated words, images [installation part three], and sounds [installation part two], re-contextualizing them through editing.

the common denominator of this project is insufficiency: the inadequacy to communicate with others through its own means, with its own language. he decidido permanecer en silencio is, then, about dialogue, language and mostly silence as needed subterfuges for insufficiency.

the first installation [click on any image below to enlarge] is an acrostic of the poem i hate to love like other people by syrian poet nizar qabbani. the cut-out letters that form the acrostic are glued onto the windows of the main patio. they're acrylic sheets that let the light come through but filter the sun. the sun comes in only through the letter thus writing it on the floor.

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