Works

Luvier Casali arrived in Puerto Casado carrying large quantities of graphite and paper, and made of the little town a great matrix for engraving. The first serie presented here was made on the Guarani Soldier Monument, located in the Central Plaza of Puerto Casado. For several hours Casali - kneeled down in front of the monument - played with words and subverted their original meaning, while interacting with the local inhabitants. 

In this serie the artist used parts of a lathe machine left abandoned in the patio of the ex-factory to carry out the work, and the inscriptions engraved on a variety of abandoned machines coming from distant cities, tracing a neocolonial industrial geography of the tannin industry at the beginning of the 19th century. Once again, through the act of rubbing he slowed down time and allowed the people surrounding him to remember and retell the past.

Variations on the Monument to the Guarani Soldier

Grafito impreso sobre papel 
2016

 

 


Lathe Machine and Other (mechanical) Beings

Grafito impreso sobre papel 
2016