MAKE THE ECONOMY SCREAM, 2017
Edition: Aprox. 25 + -
Medium: metal hand set type on handkerchief, 50 prints with charcoal powder, copper box, copper lid with engraved title
Dimensions: 4.75 in W x 7.0 in H x 2.5 in D (closed)/12 cms x 18 cms H x 6.5 cms D (closed)
COLLECTIONS: Walker Art Center library; Stanford University Libraries, CA; Smith College, Mortimer Rare Book Room; The Center for Book Arts; Wesleyan University; Davison Art Center ; The Library of Congress, WDC ; Trinity College, CT.
Based on the declassified document originally created in 1970 and titled "Meeting with the President". The document released by the National Security Archive of United States with other materials from the Chile Project of the Nixon administration as lead by renowned war criminal Henry Kissinger. It main objective was to overthrow the democratically elected government of socialist President Salvador Allende in order to protect American commercial interests. Three years after this document was created a military operation planned in conjunction between the CIA, and orchestrated by Kissinger, and Augusto Pinochet provoked the depreciation of the copper market and thus weakening the country's economy, as well as providing Kissinger and Pinochet ample coverage to commit numerous crimes against humanity. Portraits of some Chilean victims mirror the current status of minorities in the United States under the racist Trump regime.