Galeria Factoría Santa Rosa, Santiago, Chile.
612 Nylon wires and nails
6 x 12 x 3 m
Demographic changes in today’s world urgently require spaces for dialogue where thoughts about the ideas of nation, migration, territory, borders and limits can be confronted, which are the axis of the artistic research that originates this project.
“Estudio sobre el perimetro virtual” is a three-dimensional installation, which in its first version Geofencing (London, 2017), arises from the two-dimensional drawing of the English flag (or also known as the cross of St. George) and creates from 456 threads of Transparent nylon an impenetrable space that visibly reveals the immateriality of the limits created by the identity (nationalist) symbols. Replica metaphorically in space what they generate, while building a sense of unity, generate exclusion for those who are not part of them. For its version in Galería Factoría Santa Rosa, this project uses as a starting point the two-dimensional drawing of the Chilean flag.
This project is strongly linked to the context where it is located. Particularly this new version located in a neighborhood that currently has one of the highest rates of the migrant population in the Metropolitan region of Chile.