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Raul Marroquin

Montevideo/Galerie René Coelho

Raul Marroquin confronts his audience with the many ways in which the media has played a key role in the efforts of politicians and power brokers to manipulate the public. In this show he displayed remarkable wit, humor, and technological achievement in four well-defined pieces.

The largest work, entitled As the World Turns (all works 1992), consists of an atlas, a globe, a spherical television set, and a computer monitor placed on four pedestals, each object depicting a full image of our planet. From the atlas displaying a Mercator projection, the image of the earth’s surface moved from a more accurate representation of the globe, to the manipulated image on video, to the computer-generated revolution of the earth as seen from a satellite. Technological progress as displayed by this sequence of objects is overshadowed by the socio-political message offered by computer animation: as the

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