Counter monument to the martyrs of june 6

Specific Site

Mixed media

Santa Inés Ahuatempan

Puebla, México 

2020-in progress 

Information

The June 6th monument commemorates one of the most significant chapters in the indigenous history of Santa Inés Ahuatempan: the burning of the community committee. This unofficial monument was built by a popular entourage of "Barrio de San Antonio Tierra Negra" and "Tierra Colorada" to commemorate and honor its indigenous neighbors killed for "rebelling" against the municipal government. This municipal government prevented them from gathering, considering it a danger that the "Indians" would try to take political power to claim their rights. In addition to this was the historical power for racial disputes, the "right" to land, and linguistic exclusion between “Ngibas” (from the neighborhoods) and Ndajuas, or “Gente de Razón” (rational people living in the center of town)

CONTRA MONUMENTO A LOS MARTIRES DEL 6 DE JUNIO is a "comitiva popular" coordinated by Ulises Matamoros, who from collective work and oral narration, performs the reconstruction of the events that occurred on June 6th 1932 during the arson committee.

This reconstruction of events in written format is accompanied by the retrieval of historical documents, in addition to a series of illustrations that represent the facts as a visual narrative. Paired with the "reconstruction of the facts" are two 3d models made by computer, a topographic survey using laser technology, a replica of the original monument, and a series of illustrations representing significant elements or objects described in the narratives; although these objects or elements had a decisive presence in the events of June 6th, the descriptive inaccuracy with which they appear is ambiguous, imprecise or blurred; in terms of formal representation but also temporary displacements

Ulises Matamoros 
Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The June 6 monument
Drawing 2020
 

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The committee

Photography 2020
 

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The June 6 monument
Photography 2020


 

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The June 6 monument
Photography 2020

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The committee
Photography 2020

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The June 6 monument
Photography 2020


 

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The June 6 monument
Photography 2020


 

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

"Cancha 6 de Junio"
Photography 2020


 

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

Ngiba´s band
Photography 2020

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The June 6 monument
Drawing 2020


 

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The committee
Drawing  2020

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The committee
Drawing  2020

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 
Counter-monument: Occupation Project
Documents 2020

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Lenka Holíková

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

Mexican military helmet
Drawing  2020

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Lenka Holíková

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

Arms of the Mexican Infantry
Drawing  2020

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Lenka Holíková

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

Arms of the Mexican Infantry
Drawing  2020

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Lenka Holíková

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

Arms of the Mexican Infantry
Drawing  2020

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The June 6 monument
3d Modeling 2020


 

© 2019 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The June 6 monument
 


 

© 2020 Ulises Matamoros 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The June 6 monument
 


 

© 2020 Ulises Matamoros