I feel the strong need to tell you what happened in my family , in my neighborhood , my city , my country – Argentina – during my childhood.
It was seven years of fear and uncertainty, everything was ruled by terror, everything seemed gray. People disappeared or rather allowed them disappear – so waited for my aunt Chicha half life of her son Michael who disappeared when he was only 20 years old, but Michael never came back, he “disappeared ” because he thought otherwise, or was whether another world had in mind. A phrase that forever etched in my memory is : NO TE METAS ……….. ( do not interfere with it ” )
This sentence is the fear again, the looking away, the willingness to go to a dark reality that it was impossible to escape. Beyond Black ravens called overnight the houses where people slept and took note those who thought differently about things, resulting in thousands of broken families.
The missing people were thrown from the sky into the sea, the sea swallowed them up, because the Ravens thought they had to disappear and so were the mothers spent years looking for their missing children. Then they tried to find their grandchildren who were robbed back and had grown up in the families of soldiers …
It was March 24 and I was 17 years old when I went to look at the Plaza San Martin in my city where thousands of photographs and portraits hung on the branches of trees, spread out across the square … And for the first time on the square were hundreds of protesters with candles in hand, so the pictures, the square and the people were enlightened. in a special way They demanded the whereabouts of their family, their children and grandchildren to come …. the residence Put these 30,000 missing Argentines.
To know my work as an artist is clearly socially committed in this case. I want to use , for example by giving , as the Ravens and pigs that the military or the accomplice citizens portraying etc. some animals anthropomorphic pull attest to this reality by certain symbols on my way.
Another concept that I use is that of confrontation. The members of a divided society come face to face with each other; by brute force is used , the society becomes further split. I try the different sectors of society, which is steeped in pain and sorrow , display: the mothers and grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo (in the Netherlands known as ‘ the Mothers ‘ ), students , workers, people who rebel come, etc.
On the basis of drawings and sketches I’m looking at the shape and concept; these sketches go to the bas – reliefs and the images of ceramic and porcelain advance. I try to untangle the knot that way and find out how I can best display. Fears, experiences and memories of that time out.