Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6

2020-In Progress

 

 

  • Specific Site

  • Mixed media

  • Drawing

  • Oil Painting

  • Documents

  • 3D Models

  • Topographic survey using laser technology

 

 

Santa Inés Ahuatempan

Puebla, México

 

 

 

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This reconstruction of events in written format is accompanied by the retrieval of historical documents, in addition to a series of illustrations that represent the facts as a visual narrative.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 reply 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

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 / The June 6 monument / Watercolor painting / 14.8 x 21.0 cm (5,8 x 8,3 in)  /  2020

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 / The June 6 monument / Graphite drawing / 14.8 x 21.0 cm (5,8 x 8,3 in) / 2020

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 / The committee /  Graphite drawing / 14.8 x 21.0 cm (5,8 x 8,3 in) / 2020

“Here’s that stone, that’s what I call it, what’s it called...

 

It was a reminder of what happened... I was very young. There was the committee built of “palma”. They were all indigenous; they met there, played wind music to make secret agreements; they were all in the group; while some played, others talked about how they were going to do it: so people “of reason” (Ndajua) would not hear them: That is why the Ndajua set fire to the committee, in those pure political times: there seven lives were lost, several documents were also lost. After that there was no band, until others -also from Barrio San Antonio- formed it again, there was your grandfather Trini.”

Pedro Ochoa (+)

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The committee
Photography 2020

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 / Ngiba´s people orchestra / Historical documents; about 1940 (the artist’s archive documents) Photography / 12.7 x 17,8  (7 x 5 in) /  2020

“They said they were going to kill, but these didn’t, these said, -let’s form a band music- so they formed the band music to have agreements between them. Pedro Ortega’s group found out about this, so they sent for San Juan’s army, so he came here, so the massacre happened. They set the house on fire, the committee, and when our people came out they killed them, in 1932, that year my dad died there.”

Don Maurilio (+)

“They played, they had to get together and learn: I had my score from my instrument when I played the music, but it was much later that. But before, old people had to learn self-taught. They formed the committee, that  house that was where they play ball now. made the music, and the music did not let the opponents hear their agreements, because they were contrary to those who ruled in those times, they wanted to do good to their people, but the people of “reason” did not.

After that first music and the death of those people, Trinidad Ayala became leader, he was 14 years old he (....) ...) I called the Ansians (...) they called me because they knew I was a good shot, I never missed a shot, and my father was a good shot.

Pedro Ochoa (+)

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

The June 6 monument
Photography 2020


 

Ulises Matamoros 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

"Cancha 6 de Junio"
Photography 2020


 

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 / The June 6 monument / Graphite drawing / 100 x 60 cm (39 x 23.5 in) / 2020

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 / The committee /  Graphite drawing / 14.8 x 21.0 cm (5,8 x 8,3 in) / 2020

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 /Historical documents; about 1940 (the artist’s archive documents) / Paper / A4, Legall /  2020

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 /Historical documents; 1930 (the artist’s archive documents) / Paper / A4, Legall /  2020

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 /Historical documents; about 1918 (the artist’s archive documents) / Paper / A4, Legall /  2020

 

 Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 / Ngiba´s people armed / Historical documents: 1968 (the artist’s archive documents) / Photography / 10 x 10 cm / 2020

Lenka Holíková

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

Mexican military helmet
Drawing  2020

Lenka Holíková

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

Arms of the Mexican Infantry
Drawing  2020

Lenka Holíková

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

Arms of the Mexican Infantry
Drawing  2020

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 / The committee / Documentary photographs / Variable size / 2020

Lenka Holíková

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 

Arms of the Mexican Infantry
Drawing  2020

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 / The June 6 monument / Graphite drawing (sketches)  / 14.8 x 21.0 cm (5,8 x 8,3 in) / 2020

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 / Monument to the martyrs of june 6 / Computer technical drawing , 3D modeling / 2020

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 / Monument to the martyrs of june 6 / Computer technical drawing , 3D modeling / 2020

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 / The June 6 monument conmmemoration / Documentary photographs / Variable size / 2020

 

Counter-monument to the martyrs of june 6 / The June 6 monument conmmemoration / Documentary photographs / Variable size / 2020