Photography of Historical House.
Casa de Tucumán (a historical building) as represented
in school texts and handbooks.
Motivations underlying this project
(...)It is remarkable
to notice the distance between certain historical monuments and
their didactic representation. I remember that, when I first saw
our Chapter House, I failed to recognize it: it was so lacking
in a number of ways! I also found it impossible to see the yolk-yellow
colour that, supposedly, is characteristic of Casa de Tucumán,
in some photograph that I happened to be shown. To me, the iconic
image is perhaps stronger than the anecdotic narration of the
May revolution, of the declaration of independence; at least,
from what I was told at school.
(The purpose of my project is ) to re-insert, in their real scenario
(Tucumán, Historical House) the "little house"
of the school text-books. To turn this white house into the yellow
one of the stories, to turn it into that house that, to me , was
more real than the existing building.
To dye the façade of the Historical House school-yellow
by means of a light-bath using 18 par one thousand and five mercury
floodlights with yellow gel, in an action that seeks both to re-insert
the little house we learnt about and to stage pedagogic action.
At any given time, to open a 40 minute School Period, limited
by the ringing of two bells: one at the beginning, the other at
the end. I myself, wearing a white school apron, will sound the