Mario Canal: More on ID at the Passage Souterrain.

Dear Diane, dear Shaded Viewers,
Well, Ruben Santiago and I went back to the Passage Souterrain this morning before Ruben went back to Barcelona. You know the criminal always returns to the scene of the crime. I have to say that I didn’t expect to find any of the IDs from yesterday left… But: Surprise! Half of them were still attached to the wall.
Why? Who knows… Maybe the people, the casual spectators, were afraid of it being a trap or something like that.
What I can say is that watching the video of the hidden camera is such fun!
People taking the IDs and then putting them back, people surprised and -you can tell by their attitud- nervous, excited… Just the feelings I expected to create. We will post the video images on the internet asap…
Participating in a crime always brings about a childish sensation… Like doing something forbidden and therefore exciting.
I loved to do it and loved the fact that we were able to share this with people I love.
Here are some of the “day after” images:
This is Ruben Santiago checking out the result of his piece.
I hope that people will keep making things with the remains of the intervention. Like these tags on the ID holders.
I will keep on passing by to check, so if you feel like going and participating on the project -via taking any of the IDs, credit cards, etc- you will be very welcome.
As you can see, people took the IDs and then put them back in a different position.
So that’s it for the moment, will keep you posted on the evolution of this exhibition.

Mario Canal

Arts writer and art curator. Spaniard from Madrid with Parisian accent. Used to steal my sister's magazines but fashion is elsewhere now. It's something else. Trying to figure this out while putting new creative projects together.