Espejo de lo Real (Mirror of the Real)

Giclee print, 2012

Newsprint from Ciudad Juarez, México, manually intervened removing dead bodies with an eraser, then digitized.The image shows a crime scene in the Río Bravo, the border between Juarez (MX) and El Paso, Texas (USA). The title alludes to Lacan's Real, in relation with Freud's term Unheimlich where the obscene and sinister appears. This kind of press where images are shown with no boundaries are strangely familiar for those who live in the Border.