Year of Creation: 2002
Technique: Two video projectors with two rear projection screens (4m x 3m), two-channel synchronizer, media player and 5 audio channel system.
Dimensions: 3m x10m x 16m (variable)
Variable duration (video loop)
Survivor is a site-specific video installation created for the rooftop of the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires. Two rear projections juxtapose visual references about three important buildings in the city's historical, social and political life: the Jorge Newbery Airport, the Monumental Statdium(the biggest soccer stadium in the country), and the Escuela de Suboficiales de Mecánica de la Armada (the biggest center of detention and torture during the last military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983). The sound score of the piece (a composition of human voices and airplanes turbines) is mixed with the environmental soundscape of the air traffic coming from the airport.
The four urban buildings are located in close proximity to each other, creating a complex urban space in the city of Buenos Aires. Survivor, is an critical visual exploration about how urbanity is conceptualized, organized and designed. The building of the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism is the location for the dialogue and inquire about the historical and contemporary role of these institutions.
Survivor was made in collaboration with Juan Pablo Ferlat, Gabriel Rud and Luciano Lasca.