in dust we trust

oxidized iron pigment
video, duration 28 min
méxico-italy-vienna
2011-2017

 

 

 

Video statement of the constant production of pigment made by the manual fragmentation and demolition of metal pieces of us-mexico border wall/fence. the produced powder is called border pigment and it is later on utilized to produce other works, such as: border monotype (etching monotypes), Aqui empieza la patria (etching series), 2da etapa (pigmented alugraphy), in dust we trust 1 (installation with sound). lately, the work called border shred consists of the rest of cotton fabric, originally white, which has been used during the smashing action of reducing dust the metal pieces.