Each country creates its own pantheon of heroes and historical events: one way to crystallize the legitimacy is to multiply their images on trading currencies.
The images represent enlarged details of banknotes from different countries, both currently used and no longer in circulation. This dramatic change of scale makes the wear of the paper -produced by time and use- more evident, revealing the anxiety, the greed, the rapacity, and the itching-obsession bound up with money.
I have erased the eyes of the illustrious figures: sleep of reason or passive resistance post mortem. Color images are the back of the banknotes, in which are generally represented landscapes, works or actions. By assembling the frames, adding or removing details (the deleted hand of Castro entering nell’Havana as a reference to Guevara’s hands cut off and sent under the request of the Secret Service in the States, as irrefutable evidence of his identity) small and sometimes imperceptible visual short circuits are created.
It’s a reflection on the discrepancy between what is conveyed as the truth (historically too) and other possible interpretations.