Juan Orrantia

Is this Tomorrow (Fotofria)
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality: Colombian
Biography:                   www.juanorrantia.com   
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Is this Tomorrow (Fotofria)
Credits: juan orrantia
Date of Work: 12/31/69 - 12/31/69
Updated: 03/04/19
Is this tomorrow (2018). Collaborative project with Zahara Gómez and Mauricio Palos.   Taking its name from the 1947 anticommunist American comic book, this book brings together different strands of effects of the Cold War in Latin America. The main approach is the idea of the archive as a site of intervention. We conceive as archive old documents, books, photographs and monuments. Our main thread is a counterinsurgency manual from the School of the Americas which we then intervene with juxtapositions of archival/historical photographs, manipulated images, fragments of interviews from relatives and people involved in disappearances in Argentina and Mexico, former FARC guerrillas and sites of battles in Colombia, Guatemalan archives, and forensic landscapes.

Shorlisted  Arles, Les Recontres de la Photograhie, Prix Photo Text, 2019

21.5 x 28 cms
Newsprint, two inks.
Edition of 100
Casa del hijo del Auizote eds, Mexico.  


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Like Stains of Red Dirt

By Juan Orrantia — Coming soon Winner,  Fiebre Dummy Award 2019


By Juan Orrantia — When I arrived 6 years after the massacre there were no statues, no monument, nothing to remember the tragic day. “We carry it in our bodies,..

There was heat that smelled of bread and dead fish

By Juan Orrantia — There was heat that smelled of bread and dead fish is conceived as a journey through the passing of time under the shadows of colonialism, war and..


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The afterlife of coca dreams

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While I was thinking about sex

By Juan Orrantia — Fragments of adolecent memories and the shaping of masculinity. (ongoing)  

Why would...

By Juan Orrantia — In 1986 Chris Marker released his famous film Sans Soleil (Sunless) . Partly based in Guinea-Bissau, this film posed questions about history,..


By Juan Orrantia — It almost became a topic of dinner conversation. Should we leave? To Miami or to New York? By the early 1990s the war declared by Pablo Escobar..
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