Video installation, HD Video, mixed stereo sound
voices: Catalina Barroso Luque (ENG & ESP)
Club Athélico was one of the many detention centres used throughout the city in the Argentinian dictatorship between 1976 and 1984. The building was razed and destroyed in 1978 to make way for a flyover in central Buenos Aires. Since 2002 the site has undergone excavation and archaeological investigations.
The film presents as one static shot pointing upwards to the underside of the motorway bridge. Minor changes to the picture alert us to the image as moving. The soundtrack is a transcribed listening experience underneath the flyover; attempting to sonically exhaust the site in both Spanish and English. The work calls into attention the role of audio witnessing at a site of trauma that is preserved as a historical memorial and currently operating as a piece of major infrastructure in the city of Bueno Aires.
Inter-regnum-um-um, CheLA/ Art Basel, Buenos Aires. September 2019