Alter Scrinium. Exhibition of video and documentary «Zhachev’s declaration» 2010
The Trap
  • Director: Santiago Sierra (Italy)

    He was born in 1966 in Madrid. Now he lives and works in Mexico. One of the most flamboyant contemporary artists. His art strategy is focused on attention to various types of exploitation in modern capitalist system. Participant of many international forums of the modern art, including Sao Paolo Biennale (2004), Lyon Biennale (2005) and Shanghai Biennale (2005). In 2003 represented Spain in Venice Biennale.

Italy,  Chile,  2007,  104 min.
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Alter Scrinium. Exhibition of video and documentary «Zhachev’s declaration»

This work was made so only the following 13 personalities could contemplate it: Patricio Walker Prieto, President of Congress, Jose Antonio Viera-Gallo, Minister and General Secretary of the Presidency, Jose Goni, Minister of the Defense, Juan Eduardo Faundez, Director of the National Institute for Youth, Carlos Pena, Rector of the Diego Portales University, Nelly Richard, Vice-Rectorof the Artist University, Francisco Brugnoli, Director of the Contemporary Art Museum, Raul Zurita, Poet, National Literature Prize, Justo Pastor Mellado, Art critic and curator of the Salvador Allende Museum, Herman Garcias, Director of the Art School at the Diego Portales University, Rodrigo Miranda, Reporter for the La Tercera newspaper, Macarena Garcia, Reporter for the EI Mercurino newspaper, Catalina Mena, Reporter for Paula magazine. Each of these persons was invited to enter a long wooden corridor under construction. At some point the found themselves in the middle of theater with 186 severe-looking Peruvian workers. Unable to exit at that point, they went back on their footsteps. Nerveless, the corridor had changed it no longer lead to the point of departure, but to the street. Once they were outside, an invigilator gave them the keys of their cars and thanked them for their presence.