14 DE FEBRERO

When I spoke with Fabiana at the Diarq IAP shelter, she told me that every day her husband would send her, along with their four children, to sell candy on the street. If they returned without having sold them all, the five were greeted with a beating.

 

I decided to perform a piece where I would offer, rather than sell, heart-shaped chocolates to drivers at traffic lights in Mexico City, on February 14th. The chocolates were enclosed in red wrappers that included fragments of Fabiana’s testimony, in what appeared to be the advertising strategy for so product or service. Some received them gladly, others reluctantly, and many simply refused them entirely.

 

Credits:

This project was part of Expuestas: registros públicos (Exposed: Public Records)

 

Presentation(s):

Avenida Revolución, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Year(s):

2008

 

Photographs:
Federico Gama

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