Publitejidos (paper art)

Collected publicity papers delivered on the street, were weaved together (two of the same kind), in such a way that its meaning was nonsense and the information was no longer illegible. Its message is re-codified.

The festival El Globo de Juan invited me to give a workshop of what I called “political crafts”, in Braga, Portugal, 2009. It consisted of teaching the “public-tissue” technique, with ads papers collected in Portugal.

I created the term “political crafts” aimed to be a handmade action carried out in workshops with techniques available for every one. Nevertheless the crafted object doesn’t have to fulfill a practical function (e.g.: a shoe or a bowl), but aims to have “an active nature” which leads us to the reflection of our own socio-political environment.