Papier und tinte
Installation, drawing, photography
Series of 5 drawings and 50 vinyls
Phenolic plywood table, cotton paper and vinyl
Drawings: 45x70cm. Table: 1mx70. Vinyls: 20x15cm
Barcelona, Madrid, Lima
Papier und tinte (Paper and ink), proposes a series of drawings of five covers and inside pages of the La Vanguardia and Amauta newspapers from the 1970s to 1992, and the documentation of the public installation of each of the covers on the newsstand during 2019.
The piece owes its name to an article that presents a conversation between Sigmund Freud and Jacques Derrida in the book "Mal de archivos. A Freudian impression" (1995); where Derrida briefly presents and analyzes the words "Eindruck, druck, drücken" ( printing, printing, press) Reflecting on mass production, reproducibility through time and the press in modern history.
Under this premise, after a process of documentation and research in the archives of the newspaper La Vanguardia in Barcelona and in the National Library of Lima, I began to analyze the way to "save" and "preserve" the different types of newspapers within the archive ; which were archived according to how important or crucial the news they were announcing during that time was. And how that "hierarchy of history", of those events, organized and classified the history of a territory within the archive.
In this way, appealing to the importance that a news item represents within the story and how it reaches the viewer in the form of a newspaper, press or the media, I decided to choose five covers and inner pages within the archive and reproduce them by hand in order to make "unique pieces" of the history of Peru and Spain and display them in public space.
Each one of them in ink and mixed technique (rubbing, phototransfer) respecting the size of the original paper, and in this way confronting the idea of mass production within the scope of the news and the written press. Also confronting the news to others (at the time it is installed in public space), juxtaposing time and oblivion.
In this way, Papier und tinte proposes, in addition to the series of covers / interiors, the installation of each one of them in the public space, in the kiosks of the city of Lima. Intervention that was recorded during the days that the covers were exposed to the public.