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Serial Victim, 1999

60 color photos, each 10 x 15 cm, pasted on the wall in two rows of 5 meters each.

Shown at the 7th Havanna Biennial, 2000

Jorge Macchi about the work:
They are photos of words on advertising posters. With these words isolated from their surroundings, I construct a message with the logic and content of an anonymous threat pieced together from words or letters of various origins in order to retain the anonymity of the author.
In this work, two outlooks overlap each other: that of the author who is on a kind of a hunt for words in the city, and that of a fictive and anonymous figure lying in wait for one on every poster. The title [a play on "serial killer" - translator's note] refers to a disintegration of the killer as such and to the persistent recidivism of the victim [a play on "recidivist" - translator's note].

Your hour has come. Your last chance turns to dust. I'm laughing at you. You know that you have no way out. Your house is no longer a place of rest. You cannot go anywhere. The only thing waiting for you is death. I will follow you until you are out of breath. I will make mincemeat out of you. It's not enough anymore to see you merely suffer.


© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Jorge Macchi

First anthology exhibition of the artist in his own country. 2016, MALBA Buenos Aires. Curator: Agustín Pérez Rubio.

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