Archival pigment prints
Limited edition of 10 +2AP
Landscape as bureaucracy is an exploration of the underlying structures surrounding the dream of owning a house in XXI century México. For the past 3 years i have documented several aspects of this constructed dream; the public institutions involved in the acquisition of houses in México (infonavit), the people´s pursuit for their mortgage loan, the bureaucrats who demand requisites and decide who gets or not awarded a loan, and the private companies and their merchandising strategies to lure people into debt. In between all of this, stands the case of my older brother David, who for the past 8 years has been pursuing a loan for a house through all of the above parties. Symbolically, it is the power and conviction of people’s dreams; both of the soon to be homeowners and of the public and private bureaucrats that pushes the natural landscape to become an urban and suburban space. It seems to me, that landscape as an idea is as much the actual scenario as it is the social, political and economical forces that conform and eventually transform it.