Of that last work, Allora explained:
The idea is that you would be walking around [on a floor drawing of dancers, rendered in charcoal that easily smudges underfoot] and looking at the different people, and as you look at the work, you inevitably step on the people who are dancing below. And, because we're wearing these shoes that are part of this global commodity culture, people start getting branded with all those same things that are trying to make them feel like they're different. So they've got Nike emblazoned on their face, and Adidas, and not only that but the actual shoes start to smudge all the drawings and instead of them being very clean and detail-ful, they become smudged and dirty and homogenized and erased.Read the interview and my Adbusters story, "Insurgent Inquiry: The Art of Allora & Calzadilla."
Landmark, Vieques, Puerto Rico, 2003
Chalk, Lima, Peru, 2002