ramón jiménez cárdenas
exhibit    print    works    US

Craftsmanship of the Unfair
2018
Wood, scaffolding, cement, and steel

6.5’ x 3’ x 2’

This installation depicts a ladder, scaffolding, and a sewage cap. Together they reveal the narrative of a deadly accident and seeks a place for blame in the unfairness in labor. The accident was a pedestrian falling into a sewage system during a flooding and drowning. Whose fault was it? The weather? The pedestrian not taking enough precautions during the conditions? The sewage cap not being placed properly? Missing sewage cap? Someone not reporting it? The list could go on and on which brings a last question to mind: do we have to blame someone for it? Or was is just that, an accident.