Inspired by Real Events

"Inspired by Real Events" is a series of six black and white photos taken from the point of view of surveillance cameras in different public places of Mexico City (Independence Monument, Reforma Avenue, Santa Fe shopping mall, Iberoamerican University, Meave Plaza and the Historic Centre). Each photo shows a volunteer climbing a ladder about to reach the camera with his or her hand. A video on a surveillance monitor shows the sequences captured by the cameras. The project is inspired by "Self-portrait in convex mirror" painted in 1524 by Parmigianino.
Name in spanish: Basado en Hechos Reales
Year of Creation: 2004
Technique: Lambda print, video
Dimensions: 100 x 120 cm
Edition: 3 copies + 1 AP
Keywords: indoor, video, print.
Collections: Guggenheim Museum (NYC), Museo Muros (Mexico) and private collecctors.
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2018 - Amorepacific Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
2015 - Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, México
2014 - NC-arte, Bogotá, Colombia
2004 - Antimodular Research



  • Tara DeSimone, Mateo Riestra – production support