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Room 104.10 Juan Downey. Video Trans Americas (1973-76/1997)

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Juan Downey (Santiago de Chile, 1940 – New York, 1993) worked from art’s approach to life, steering his work closer to experience than the production of objects. His installation Video Trans Americas brings together a selection of videos he recorded on the first stage of a trip around the American continent, carried out from 1973–76, in which he sets out a journey with stops in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Downey sought to identify the common values in different American cultures in the project, taking stock of his own Chilean identity whilst offering the viewer of his images an interconnected map of America and a mirror to discover part of the communities on it.