Victoria Sobre El Sol (Victory Over The Sun) 2017
Single-channel video 16:9 full HD
Duration: 00:05:52
Camera: Pablo López Monzón
Assistance: Jorge Linares & Marlov Barrios
Special thanks to MANIFESTO-espacio & Joss Pinto

A found mirror was used to shine the scorching summer sun directly onto the Guatemala Coat of Arms found on the facade of three government buildings located in Guatemala City: Palace of the National Civil Police (Palacio de la Policía Nacional), Palace of Communications (Palacio de Comunicaciones), and National Palace of Culture (Palacio Nacional de la Cultura). The buildings were constructed by indigenous workers forced under the 1934 Vagrancy Law (Ley de Vagancia) to work without pay during Jorge Ubico Castañeda's authoritarian rule, from 1931 to 1944.