La llave de la carretera
Paolo Gasparini photographs
José Agustin text
Normal Studio case
In «La Llave de la Carretera,» José Agustin evokes the work of Gasparini, taking up the same politically-engaged writing in this parable on greed. We follow the inner dialogue of a Mexican in his eighties, a millionaire, obsessed by sex, about to take to the road. He is on his way to Ciudad Juarez to steal an Aztec mask of inestimable value from his twin brother. Here Agustin is openly mocking the instability of powerful Mexican families, and along the way, poking fun at the trauma of having lost part of its territory to the USA…
Jean-François Dingjian and Eloi Chafaï, better known under the name Normal Studio, the agency they created in 2006, have designed a container made out of a solid block of aluminum and mirror polished, a direct reference to the curvaceous forms of the cars featured in Paolo Gasparini’s photographs.
Each work contains 4 diptychs made of two prints, opposite each other, with the shape of a creek cut out of the text block.
8 original signed photographs (gelatin silver prints),
Case made of chromed steel
24,5 x 33,5 x 2,7 cm
Text in Spanish and English
Limited edition of 21 copies + 6 H.C
Graphic design: Olivier Andreotti