Vortex
Marcela Armas
From March 7th to May 4th, 2014

Vortex investigates the production mechanisms of the free textbooks produced by the Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP). Since 2004, the textbooks are made in a high proportion with recycled paper from all government agencies. The political and symbolic dimension of these books is not only in its contents. It appears as well in their material as container: they carry the genetic code from their bureaucratic origin. In an analogy of the industrial order with which knowledge is processed within the State machinery, Armas transformed the books in mechanical parts that transmit motion, in gears of a conceptual mechanism.