BEACH CHAIR, TOWEL, UMBRELLA, SAND, BOOK WHAT IS PROPERTY? BY PIERRE JOSEPH PROUDHON, AND AUDIO ON PORTABLE SPEAKER
Variable dimension, audio length 5:30
The issues of private property, excessive pro t and the real estate battle shake almost the entire planet. In the tourist beaches of the Paci c Ocean in Mexico, ghts take place to establish areas of rest and recreation for the tourists facing the sea. Hotels and civilians without permission privatize the spaces for their bene t. Finding a place to rest can be more chaotic than an avenue in the metropolis.
The installation is the recreation of an experience I had recently in the international beach of Acapulco, placing the book What is property? of the French anarchist Pierre Joseph Proudhon, seminal text for the radical thought, to separate my chair during the whole day. When placing a book, and not a bag or backpack as usual, no one approached my space, even though there were constantly problems in chairs around. In the installation we also listen to the energetic sound of the sea and the ambience of this beach through a portable speaker (popular on Mexican public spaces). For capital nobody rests. Literature as a defense “weapon”.
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