Graciela Sacco is both a distinguished professor of 20th century Latin-American art and a visual artist who works with photography, video and installation.
Sacco’s work touches on the relationship between power, politics and the human condition. She is perhaps best known for her use of heliography (sun writing), an early photographic technique involving the transfer of an image by placing it on a chemically treated surface exposed to sunlight, and photoserigraphy, which enables her to imprint thrown shadows on transparent acrylic sheets. (Text Source)
'Garden' is an installation composed of 1,100 panels designed using 3D software and manufactured to be held together by the artists’ origami inspired zipper technology. The piece was then placed in a shopping container for exhibition at the Kobe Biennial in 2013.
Description: Street mural created for Theatrefestival Basel that compares the number of deaths by gunshot in the US with the number of deaths during Egypt’s uprising. The public was invited to play the role of the “representative victims,” by laying on the ground and having their outlines traced. By presenting the “infographic” (which reveals that US victims are at least 8 times higher than Egyptian victims) alongside a quote by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs, one is left to reexamine the notion of “conflict zones.” The public was also allowed to vote on whether or not, as a result, Switzerland should ban arms exports to the United States, which in fact is one of Switzerland’s major buyers.
The execution of this project would not have been in any way possible without Mr. Daniel Kunzler who is pictured on a not so pleasant day in the last image.