|CARLOS MOTTA, 2005-2007|
The SOA CYCLE, 2005-2007 is composed of a group of installations and one video that use as subject matter The School of the Americas: the controversial US school responsible for the training and education of Latin American soldiers in military strategies, counter-insurgency techniques and warfare tactics since 1946.
This project investigates the construction of an ideology of power and domination through rhetorical tactics, field education and economic dependence developed during and after the Cold War.
The work employs video, chalk and text/drawings, audio installations, vinyl murals, photographs and newsprint publications to trace and question a genealogy of US interventions in Latin America and its subsequent representation as emblematic of "freedom" and "democracy".
The SOA CYCLE attempts to evidence a dominant anti-social(ist) ideology through the exposure and manipulation of official public speeches, historical material, official documents and news imagery.
|Memory of a Protest|
|SOA:Black and White Tales|
|SOA:Black and White Pain-tings # 2|
|SOA:Black and White Pain-tings # 1|
|About the SOA and Links|