225 cm x 167 cm x 59.7 cm (88 9/16 in. x 65 3/4 in. x 23 1/2 in.)
(Santiago de Chile, Chile, 1947 – )
Latin America, Chilean
Medium and Support:
Paint, photography, silkscreen, photomechanical process and mylar on mat board and scythe
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 1989
The related work to the left of the installation reorganizes and expands upon the components in the triptych and the installation. Diamela Eltit’s image is added to those of the women shown in the installation, Sister Teresa and Zulema Morandé. As a writer and a performance artist, Eltit’s work is also concerned with the Chilean cartography of pain.
For Díaz, the police and first aid diagrams speak of a wounded and fugitive Chilean social body. The childhood game of hopscotch suggests the desire of the political individual to find substitutes for the loss of an idyllic mother country.