were friends/foes now foes/friends 1, 2, 3 projects
You can judge the moral fiber of a political regime…. by the degree of danger they consent to.– Roque Dalton (Salvadoran Poet)
Ramirez has carefully selected and employed materials to confront the inconsistency of narratives in our cultural history that uphold the suppression of knowledge relating to Central American conflicts. Stemming from the language of photography, Round VI: were friends/foes now foes/friends isolates color and light to materialize images that illustrate the fragility of history and how it is passed on or disseminated across time. In all, Ramirez’s installation confronts participation and the physicality of lingering presence to speak about the sifting of history–the ghosts of memories left from Central American conflicts.