Controller of the Universe

Damián Ortega

Controller of the Universe is part of an explosion. The center of this piece is the viewer, since in the middle there is a space for observation that operates as the vortex of the angle at which each single suspended tool is located. The piece is titled ironically after Diego Rivera’s mural painting from 1933 and has unfortunately become a sort of statement. The piece has been wrongly interpreted as a masculine and epic work that praises tools and views men as the center of the world.

Date: 2007
Location: Rachid Karame International Fair
Medium: Installation
Material: N/A
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Displayed in public
Framework: Cycles of Collapsing Progress
Authorizations: Municipality of Tripoli
Commissioner: Studio Cur/Art