The western hour


Drawing, intervention

Serie of 6 drawings

Color pencirls on cotton paper



Lima, Madrid

The working time, the process of the machines, the time on which the contemporary subject has perceived any type of experience or possibility, is the accelerated time of the experience of modernity. The rhythm of life that the subject understands as a "work rhythm", has been internalized in such a way that it has become the time of the production chain.

A time less and less ours, a simple time, succession and accelerated repetition of ourselves.
In a way, it could be said that modernity restored a unique time of production and technology a time based on continuity and speed. That is, the rhythm of production eliminates everything that does not "serve" that can not "sell" or "prevents" from continuing to produce: affections, emotions, desires, everything that can not be marketed.
Time-capital and hegemonic temporality are the key concepts of the piece The western hour that proposes questioning this temporality by disfiguring and re-elaborating the experience of lineal, standardized and monocronical time through a series of thirteen equivalent drawings each one thirteen anonymous and unknown people who during a week drew up their different actions and movements every day within the cities in which they are; where each color represents the constant repetition of the same action.
Each drawing represents a geometric abstraction, composed of different colors that respond to actions and movements, where the dimension of time is a weapon of resistance to the established time, to the hegemonic regimes of temporality, resisting time through the introduction of a other times


Intervention on the exhibition "Sana Sana" at Gallerygallery during the Art Lima Gallery Weekend.