Israel Martínez: Resounding Roar
Published by Errant Bodies Press.
Text by Mariana Ampudia, Mónica Arreola, Verónica Gerber Bicecci, et al.
Part of Errant Bodies’ Doormats series, Resounding Roar takes aim at the corruption of the Mexican government.
“And may the Earth tremble at its core, at the resounding roar of the cannon,” so ends the initial verse of the Mexican national anthem. Nowadays that resounding roar should be directed towards the corruption of an elite class that has kidnapped the country. Resounding Roar takes aim at a government that does not govern for the people, but for corporate interests and international agreements that only benefit a few. The sound and visual artist Israel Martínez reflects on the present state of Mexico and its regime of narco-politics through artistic works, interviews, notes, images and collaborations with fellow writers, curators, activists and artists that have influenced or accompanied him throughout his artistic practice over the last years. Resounding Roar is a polyphonic work of creative resistance.
Contributors include: Mariana Ampudia, Mónica Arreola, Verónica Gerber Bicecci, Adela Goldbard, Vicente Gutiérrez, Diego Martínez, Cuauhtémoc Medina and Sandra Sánchez.