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50th Venice Biennale
15 June - 2 November 2003

Venice / 2003 / Report / Pavilions / Latin America


Tomás Ochoa

Tomás Ochoa Tomás Ochoa

The Blind Castle Project, 2003

Videos, photographs, industrial archeology

The point of departure is the ruins of a former mine in the village of Portovelo in Ecuador, which was owned by a US company (Sad Co., 1860 - 1946). Through photos, videos, interviews with former workers and prepared documentary material, Ochoa shows the exemplary history shared by many similar facilities in Latin America, and the unequal relationships between the center of power and the periphery.

Tomás Ochoa
* 1965 Cuenca, Ecuador. Lives in Switzerland and Argentina.
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