Espectacular Telón Pachuca I y II [Pachuca Billboard Curtain I and II], 2014
Hand sewn and dyed cotton canvas
270 x 384 cm
Pia Camil’s practice focuses on the failure and decomposition of the Mexican urban landscape. Her grand curtains create environments that confront the politics of global consumerism through the visual language of theater and shops. In Espectacular Telón Pachuca I y II [Pachuca Billboard Curtain I and II] Camil appropriates billboard images into large scale hand-dyed and stitched canvas curtains in an effort to decelerate the process of mass cultural production through handmade craft. She stylizes the failure of capitalist overproduction transforming the decaying billboard into a critical albeit playful household object.