Mexican dictator Porfirio Diaz created a vision for a national project based on the transference (importación) of a European model and with a clear visual culture of patriarchy; clear in the symbols, style and elements used. This project studies the symbols of power used in his urban reform plan for Mexico City, a policy of “order and progress” that was determined to transform the urban space into one reminiscent of Paris or London, and that set the grounds for the Mexican Revolution. Neoclassical, gothic and romanesque symbols including lions, laurels and greek columns invaded the urban landscape with huge architectural projects commissioned to European artists and architects.
This project presents a series of large format prints in which one appears to be modeling a video game in UNITY and creating monuments in blender and metashape. In it, the landscape is staged with pieces of monuments and spaces built by Porfirio Diaz in the early 1900s.
Escenografía para una revolución (Stage for a revolution), 2020
Virtual installation, under development
Escenografía para una revolución , 2020
Instalación virtual, en proceso