Taking advantage of the International Olympic Commitee visit to Madrid, to evaluate the “situation” of our city as a candidate to organize the 2020 Games, we went out into the street with our lights, to demonstrate our opposition to becoming the headquarters of these event of shame, that not only are not going to bring about any economic benefit to the citizens, (except for the construction industry), but are also going to cause us to sink a little further into the abyss of the budget deficit that is already causing worrying cuts in culture, health, education…
To carry out the protest, we headed to a well known park, abandoned during its construction, and that they are proposing to reconvert into an Olympic site taking it away from the citizens, and which will surely, once the event has finished, will languish like the rest of the already constructed infrastructure, which is now underused, so as not to say abandoned..
For a month, we collected glass bottles, recycled from bars close to our houses, until we had about 500 units which we cleaned of labels and carefully prepared, with the intention of giving them the appearance of menacing Molotov cocktails.
Our installation “Olympic Games as a strategy for destruction” was carried out on the night of March 18th, and consisted of the creation of the 5 rings, 2 meters in diameter, made up of bottles/cocktails, in which the fuel was replaced with colored water and the wick burned, not with dangerous fire, but with the warm light of an LED.
And there we left the piece, with the intention that the Olympic visitors would come across it during their inspection tour. We are not sure if we achieved it but after a few days we went to see if it still remained in order to remove it, and there was no sign of it…
We ask ourselves if our leaders have stopped to think that with all the budget sacrifices that we are forced to accept in order to meet the demands of the IOC, we will probably have expensive infrastructure, but there won’tl be any athletes capable of competing in them as the future generations won’t have the specific education, or health, or money, to prepare themselves or would have had to leave Spain, so that they can develop as elite professionals…
Hopefully, in the end, this megalomaniac event does not take place in our beloved city.
Thanks to our friends from La Selva, Bufalino, Passenger, Mezklum, Hawai, Portomarín, for saving us their bottles, and to Liévana and Alex who helped us during the complicated installation, in which in addition to spending a month preparing the material, we were forced to be out in the open for 6 hours, on a cold and wet night in the month of March..
Time of installation: 20 hours.
Exhibition time: ? .
"see more on www.luzinterruptus.com":http://www.luzinterruptus.com/?p=1745