Consagrada (Consecrated), September - November 2017. \ Series of actions. In site installations, performance, durations and dimensions variable.
Consecrated (Consagrada, 2017) was a project that consisted of doing interventions in the bathrooms of ten museums and Cultural Centres in the City of Buenos Aires. I chose bathrooms because I consider them to be meta-private spaces; they are non-places.
For each intervention, I first went to the museum and checked where the cameras and the security were. Then, I documented the shows on display at that moment in a template or "board plan". After making this detailed graphic plan, I created the object/work to be installed in the bathrooms of each location and the labels with the data of the work, copying the same format used by the institution where the intervention was going to take place. By the end of the week, I went again to the museums and installed the works in the bathrooms. These actions were filmed and broadcasted live on social media. None of the interventions were made with the permission of the institutions.
List of Interventions
Intervention n#1 · Tribute to François Auguste Rodin\ National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.\ 3D printing of a section of the work "Pierre de Wissant, Nude Study" by Rodin. 12 x 10 x 7 cm.
Intervention n#2 · La Poussière\ Palais de Glace, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. \ Wood, acrylic paint, paper. 19 x 19 cm.
Intervention n#3 · Tres cubos blancos (Three white cubes)\ MACBA, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. \ Cardboard, acrylic paint. Each cube 5 x 5 cm.
Intervention n#4 · De a dos (In pairs)\ San Martín Cultural Centre, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. \ Wood, blackboard paint, chalk, rag, string, paper. 40 x 125 cm.
Intervention n#5 · Conexión (Connection)\ MARQ (Architecture Museum), City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. \ PVC tubes. 26 x 50 cm
Intervention n#6 · Octágono Higiénico (Hygienic Octagon)\ MAMBA (Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires), City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. \ Plastic, cardboard, paint. 10 x 7 cm
Intervention n#7 · Sala B (Room B)\ CCR (Recoleta Cultural Centre), City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. \ Canvas, acrylic paint. Variable dimensions.
Intervention n#8 · Mensaje en una botella (Message in a bottle)\ PROA, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. \ Graphite, paper, glass, thread. 50 x 7 cm.\ Intervention space planning #8, PROA. Julian Rosefeldt ́s Manifesto was being displayed at PROA. With the brochures, I searched the words that repeated the most and created a message. This message was stored in a bottle and hanged in the bathroom.
Intervention n#9 · Ocupado (Occupied)\ CCK (Kirchner Cultural Centre), City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. \ Fabric, wire, paper. 35 x 60 cm.
Intervention n#10 · Welcome (Bienvenidos)\ MALBA (Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires), City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. \ Canvas, acrylic paint, paper. 38 x 28,5 cm.
To watch the live videos of the interventions click here.\ To watch the teaser of the project click here.