Mauricio Sáenz

The origin of stones

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Mauricio Sáenz
The origin of stones
4 min 53 s
Format & Technical

Single channel, HD Video, Black and white and Colour

LOOP Edition
Ed. 2017
  • Guillermo Villa: Photography

The origin of stones questions the ideals of the past and their validity in the present through the decay and fall of monuments built to preserve a historic memory. With a text based on a debate that puts in doubt the efficiency of a scale used to document the proportion and appearance of archaeological remains, this work looks to ruins as elements of live content linked to the present and emphasizes the powerful yet fragile nature of the narratives of history. Thus, it mirrors the impossibility to imagine the promises of a future on the ruins of the recent past, representing in this way a model of a fallen utopia.