Livre - Book / 2006
The book Nuestras hijas has been published on the occasion of the exhibition Pièces à emporter that took place from April 7th to April 28th, 2006.
“The installation of 236 weights, lined up next to each other, evokes a strange funerary cult. Each one of the 236 weights bears the name, the date and the place of death of 236 Mexican women murdered in Ciudad Juarez from 1993 to 2003, whose identification was possible and listed by the feminist group Ocho de Marzo. Many of them have never been found, and the number of deaths would actually be closer to 400. This field of weights gives reality to these shattered destinies, that enter in our consciences, and the artwork accomplishes a gesture against oblivion; the weight is at the same time a tribute to the dead and their return to a form of existence. This work is bound to be dispersed: the artist proposes to the public to leave with one of these weights and to accommodate a little bit of this memory. Nuestrar hijas, published in resonance with the installation, contains the account of the circumstances of each of these murders. The stories which follow one another provide an additional trace: inscription in the text and inscription in the material echo each other.”
Français / French
Couverture : Tampon / Buffer
Pages intérieures : Photocopie / photocopy
Couverture : carton gris tamponné
Intérieur : photocopie sur papier orange
Reliure Wire'O métallique. Fermeture avec boucle et tissu noir.
© Photographie Laurent Grivet
Inside: photocopy on orange paper
Wire 'O metal binding. Closing with buckle and black fabric.
© Photography by Laurent Grivet