Leer de corrido

2010

Latex balloons, thread, pneumatic system, microcontroller, air compressor and ruber hoses.

16 mts.

 

 

Leer de corrido is about the reading exercises used in the school as read lessons. The piece consists of a series of 16 latex balloons which are embroidered with the words “El cumplimiento del deber proporciona gran satisfacción. El deber esencial de todo buen mexicano es trabajar” (“The fulfillment of duty provides great satisfaction. The essential duty of every good Mexican is work”). The text was taken from a book published in 1966 by SEP (Secretary of Public Education in Mexico). The balloons  will inflate and deflate with a pneumatic mechanism which sometimes show the complete sentence and others, isolated words, provoking other meanings straight related with politics and the Mexican idiosyncrasy.