Carlos Motta, Artist

WHERE DO I STAND? LEFT, RIGHT OR THE HUMAN KIND? (2008)

Single channel video


8 min., video, color, sound

“Where Do I Stand? Left, Right Or The Human Kind?” documents the polarized political situation in Colombia from the lens of two recent protests against violence. One was against the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC), and the other was against state violence and the Paramilitaries. Both marches took place in several cities around the world; these took place in New York. The central question in this work is an inquiry about the formation of individuals within the frame of ideological and warfare manipulation from the part of the state and/or insurgent groups.