On the street, after listening to several conversations held by residents of the working-class neighbourhoods of Palma, Marcelo Viquez extracted, from nine conversations, the statements that have resonated the most to him and translated them into a website.
Credits: © Marcelo Viquez, Map © 2021 CNES / Airbus Maxar Technologies.
Anonymous and out of context, these sentences are pronounced without any sort of filter. Viquez’s recording device becomes a loudspeaker for the margins, revealing political views and philosophical thoughts such as 'Since we talk about the corona virus we do not talk about Syrian refugees anymore' or 'You have to believe in something'.
“The twofold format of the project, with a digital and an analogue aspect, simply reveals a tyrannical reality in which a new marginalization arises in front of the technologically illiterates, some of them condemned for lacking the economic resources to join the new normality.”- Carlos Jover