Francisco Lerios (Taller Tamayo)
Pre-work voluntary coffee sessions, the museum, speculative narratives, drawings, sunlight, voice recordings, co-design exercises, map making
Museo Tamayo (Mexico City, Mexico)
DESDE LA PERSPECTIVA DE was also a 3-month project that collaborated with Francisco Lerios from Taller Tamayo and engaged the guards who work inside the museum, investigating their everyday realities, understandings and observations of the museum. The project wished to comment on the peculiarities of the contemporary art museum. It is on one hand a cultural institution that operates under the mission of collecting and diffusing a particular kind of knowledge that invites us to explore contemporary themes and issues; on the other, a tightly surveilled and restrictive space that does not necessarily allow us to do whatever we want.
We focused on the constraints that the museum guards experience on a daily basis, such as rules that prevent them from engaging in any sort of creative activity that may consequently distract them from their work, and developed site-specific methods and techniques for research. The outcome involved a magazine that was circulated publicly in Museo Tamayo and invited visitors to explore an alternative reading of the museum from the perspective of the people who work there everyday.
Read the whole publication here.