Hammering the Future

Maria Veronica Leon Veintemilla2015

Ecuador - Biennale Arte 2015

Ecuador - Biennale Arte 2015

Toc toc toc tac tac tac; toc toc toc; tac tac tac; tic tac tic tac tic tac; tuc tuc tuc tuc tuc tupi tupi tupi tupi tupi tupi tupi tu! Aren't these common noises concentrated in the memory of our DNA?

The " toc toc toc tac tac tac " is the force of man at work, the hammering of carpenters and blacksmiths; the “tic tac tic tac tic tac” is the horrible picking and needling of time; the “tuc tuc tuc tuc tuc tupi tupi tupi tupi tupi tupi tupi tu” is the deafness noise of machines, including the computer.

But what is the difference? All are synonyms of work and exploitation, laboring, the submitting of human beings, the law of clocks, the dictatorship of industrial machinery; we have already lived all of this in multiple ways; today we don’t leave the keyboard, the hammering of lyrics, mails and images, we are "the techno-slaves".

Please let me hammer the future; to hammer the future with you; if we don’t start all over again we could disappear in a different dimension than the one we should be. Let me hammer the future, instead of following the same uniform practices of the system, let's me take the hammer with you again and again, with any technique, without saying anything, to live the greatness of our spirits.

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  • Title: Hammering the Future
  • Creator: Maria Veronica Leon Veintemilla
  • Date Created: 2015
  • Location Created: Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Physical Dimensions: 90 x 135 cm, overall dimensions variable
  • Provenance: Artist Collection, made for the 56 Biennale di Venezia
  • Type: Photography
  • Rights: Copyright held by the artist
  • External Link: Artist web
  • Medium: Photography on Hahnemuhle complete with dry mounting onto 3mm alucobond with hanging system