Sgraffito on wall / Printer, miniprocessor and speakers
With free access to the digitized archive of Franco-Mexican artist Jean Charlot, there has been a digital circulation of the book of correspondence between him and José Clemente Orozco, who was spending time in New York,
Among the letters in which Orozco rants and reflects on the Mexican art scene are photographs taken by Tina Modotti that Charlot sends him. These images record Orozco’s murals at the National Preparatory School. Among these photographs, appears the fresco vandalized by the students whose more conservative ideas were opposed to the images of peasants and workers portrayed by the artist as martyrs of the revolutionary struggle. My intention is to reconstruct the act of vandalism on any wall, while Orozco’s letters are being printed, translated from their publication in English into Spanish.