Viva La Revolution

Mexico 2012

Inspired by the last words of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa († 1923) “Don’t Let It End This Way Tell Them I Said Something”, Rebecca Lennon’s residency in San Luis Potosí explores the legacy and mythology of revolution, voice and voicelessness and the transformation of the radical and extreme into spectacle. Like Villa’s words which imply everything and say nothing and are rendered authorless by historical reports that Villa died instantly by gun shot to the head, Lennon is interested in the Mexico of the mind, the cinematic landscape and the debris of ideas, ideologies, narratives and beliefs that have eaten their own logic and origins, so that they wilfully float in a state of empowered schizophrenia.


Viva La Revolution