Black List

Lenka Holíková / Ulises Matamoros

Czech Republic / Germany / México



"Blacklists" is the name of a series of drawings, they are graphite inked papers, on the surface of which are written the names of people who, while trying to cross the Czechoslovak border, were killed by the communist border guard. These names are "inscribed" by perforating the paper surface with a needle or nail. The names are taken from: "Ústav pro studium totalitních rezimu" (Archive for study of totalitarian regimes/ Czech Republic).

Present works, like "ABC Dario totalitario" work with two processes: piercing and illuminating and remitting to reveal a truth hidden through the light that passes through the incisions