Martín Weber

Echoes from the interior

1995-2002

"An essentially theatrical people, a people discontent with its destiny, a people who dream of heroism, of sanctity, of health, is a theatrical people who leave a painful imprint on all its festivities"

Ezequiel Martinez Estrada, "X-Ray of The Pampa", 1933. more

"An essentially theatrical people, a people discontent with its destiny, a people who dream of heroism, of sanctity, of health, is a theatrical people who leave a painful imprint on all its festivities"

Ezequiel Martinez Estrada, "X-Ray of The Pampa", 1933


This work was produced between 1995 and 2002, preceding the fall of one presidency in December, 2001, followed by four others within the week, ending with Argentina´s default in January, 2002.

The individuals living in the interior provinces of Argentina are often called upon to represent a romantic image of my country. They embody the nation´s ideals in the rhetoric of politics, but are ignored when decisions are made at the centers of power.

Here are the people and places, as well as symbolic objects and sites where Argentine history itself is evoked through individual histories. Here is a narrative that begins to reveal how we find ways to survive within our culture, with the rituals that foster the spiritual strength that illuminates this country.

Martín Weber, 2011. less


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