I was invited to participate in the exhibition "Guantanamo Museum" by Alicia Framis. I worked on the concept and design of some objects for the exhibition. All these objects were conceived and designed as souvenirs that could be sold in the shop of that hypothetical Guantanmo Museum which artist Alicia Framis thinks will exist in a future.
"[...] The Spanish artist Alicia Framis decided to come forward, basing her aesthetics ideas on the future of Guantanamo. She assures that not far from today Guantanamo Prison will be transformed in a museum. The human being has a remarkable tendency of create museums about everything and everyplace; in this occasion the artist explore the memory of horror of places like Auschwitz or Alcatraz and analyzes the historic process of how something so awful can be converted in a tourist places; a souvenir. One of the main question that appears during Framis investigation is about which is the real importance of a "memorial", maybe there are necessary, perhaps stop thinking about something is worst than make it domestic. [...]"
For further information about the exhibition visit www.aliciaframis.com.
The exhibition took place in Barcelona Santa Monica Art Centre in 2008. www.artssantamonica.cat