Fragments from a Communist Latento
Photographs in lightboxes, Series of 8, each 71 x 51 x 13 cm
Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (2010); Shanghai Biennale (2010)
The Communist Latento is an image/text series that features photographs of found minimalist hand-drawn signage on transparent surfaces (mainly arrows and direction markers) annotated by a set of terse statements by Raqs Media Collective. The work takes the form of a Latento, a term coined by Raqs to suggest the converse of a Manifesto. It follows that this work can be read as a shadow-gloss of the more familiar Communist Manifesto of Marx and Engels.