Voyage à Waterloo
Un Voyage à Waterloo is a project by Iñaki bonillas designed as a tribute to the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers and his film Un Voyage à Waterloo. In this film, Broodthaers paid homage to Napoleon Bonaparte through a trip to the historic site of the Battle of Waterloo. However, the trip is carried out by a transport truck of works of art, in which Boroodthaers puts an empty box, which then takes on the semi-ironic function od a works of art. The artist appears at the beginning and at the end of the film, only to place and receive the box in Waterloo. Iñaki Bonillas' piece consists of a series of photographs that document the journey of an empty photosensitive paper box. For this project Bonillas placed the box in an art transport truck, which subsequently took the box to the final site - the corner of Mina and 2 de Abril streets, where the Waterloo pulquería was located at the beginning of the 20th century. Along the way, different images of the truck were taken on the streets of the city, trying to evoke the places where Broodthaers' truck passed.
Artist box with a series of 14 photographs, 2018
Limited edition of 30