From July 30 to August 6, 2018, the Historical Archive of the Contrataller, AHC is founded in the city of Guayaquil, with the objective of reviewing the existing photographic archive and reinterpreting the history of the city of Guayaquil. The team of Andrea, Alejandro, Cristhian, Mauro, Chema, Julian, Vincent, Peter and Rocio are incorporated into the daily work of the Historical Archive of Guayas for a week.
The contractors have carried out an extensive review and have gotten their hands on thousands of documents, photographs, texts and strange things that were stored in the hard drives of the Historical Archive of Guayas, AHG. Several historical topics have been addressed, in order to contrast them with actual and collective experiences and situations.
We have taken advantage of a historical material that is now forgotten, raising issues of current interest and at the same time generating a critique of the social structure in which we live. CONTRATALLER [AGAINSTWORKSHOP] seeks to create these spaces where building ideas together and self becomes relevant to address an individualist and passive world. We have changed what we wanted with something that has been the same for decades and felt it was necessary. We have won dust and oblivion, history feeds the present and in this case we add fiction, multiple layers of personal visions that seek to reinterpret old and invite others to continue playing.
How would CONTRATALLER [AGAINSTWORKSHOP] influence on us? Expand our vision? These questions, among others, were ringing in the group from the first session ... CONTRATALLER [AGAINSTWORKSHOP] is a situation that has enabled work to new levels that are hard to find in the city of Guayaquil. At the end we have understood why the universe worked in a mysterious way so that everything is connected.
In this album you will find some photos of the process, as well as more detailed information, videos, PDF and other documents used by CONTRATALLER [AGAINSTWORKSHOP] for free download. You can find them at the following links
YOUTUBE > https://bit.ly/2Tcn5k0