7th Havana Biennial -  Home November 2000 - January 2001Home
Grupo Escombros - Statement
The project began 10 years ago, but we were only able to first realize now. The container has a large bow made of ribbons, like a present. It is a present from the rich countries to the poor countries. The contents (only symbolic, for there is nothing in it) is made up of every kind of poisonous substance sold to or deposited in the Third World by the First World. Even if today this is more strictly controlled, the illicit trade continues, and not only in reference to directly toxic substances but also with respect to cultural poison which forces the entire world to become one system, one unified life form. The cultures of each country will gradually be destroyed by this.

From an interview by Pat Binder and Gerhard Haupt.
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