Luis Camnitzer

 

Uruguayan Torture Series

 1983-1984
They Worked Through the Night (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
Edition of 15 with 1 AP
They Worked Through the Night (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
Edition of 15 with 1 AP
He Practiced Every Day (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Practiced Every Day (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Untitled (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
Edition of 15 with 1 AP
Untitled (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Coffee Was Cold (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Coffee Was Cold (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Memory Spurted Against His Silence (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Memory Spurted Against His Silence (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Weight Drove His Pulse into the Wall (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Weight Drove His Pulse into the Wall (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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His Knee Recorded Each Step (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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His Knee Recorded Each Step (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Her Fragrance Lingered On (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Her Fragrance Lingered On (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Peeking Became His Craft for Rendering Place (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Peeking Became His Craft for Rendering Place (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Recoiled, Unmarked (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Recoiled, Unmarked (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Was Known Because of His Precision (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Was Known Because of His Precision (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Tool Pleased Him (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Tool Pleased Him (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Time Thickened in His Veins (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Time Thickened in His Veins (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Vacancy Was Effectively Concealed (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Vacancy Was Effectively Concealed (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Instrument Was Explained in Detail (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Instrument Was Explained in Detail (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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His Breath Came Through the Roots of His Hair (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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His Breath Came Through the Roots of His Hair (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Gradually the Tune Became a Razor (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Gradually the Tune Became a Razor (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Feared Thirst (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Feared Thirst (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Measuring Helped Him Appropriate the Space (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Measuring Helped Him Appropriate the Space (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Straddling Echoed in His Dream (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Straddling Echoed in His Dream (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Worked with Forbidden Symbols (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Worked with Forbidden Symbols (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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After the Shadow Passed, He Would Feed Them (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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After the Shadow Passed, He Would Feed Them (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Touch Reclaimed Spent Tenderness (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Touch Reclaimed Spent Tenderness (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Brand Perforated His Sleep (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Brand Perforated His Sleep (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Damage Appeased Him (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Damage Appeased Him (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Was Losing His Will to Clarify (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Was Losing His Will to Clarify (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Couldn’t See What He Felt, Nor Feel What He Saw (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Couldn’t See What He Felt, Nor Feel What He Saw (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Tried to Count the Stars (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Tried to Count the Stars (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Mailed His Letter Through a Makeshift Slot (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Mailed His Letter Through a Makeshift Slot (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Wrapped it with Reverence, Envisioning His Escape (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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He Wrapped it with Reverence, Envisioning His Escape (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Sense of Order Was Seeping Away (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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The Sense of Order Was Seeping Away (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Untitled (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
Edition of 15 with 1 AP
Untitled (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Untitled Text (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
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Untitled Text (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
Edition of 15 with 1 AP
Untitled (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
Edition of 15 with 1 AP
Untitled (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
Edition of 15 with 1 AP
Untitled (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
Edition of 15 with 1 AP
Untitled (1983-84)
Photo etching in 35 parts; 29.53h x 21.65w in (75.01h x 54.99w cm)
Edition of 15 with 1 AP

About this Series / Project

With the Uruguayan Torture Series, a series of 35 photo-etchings, Luis Camnitzer alludes to the psychological and physical torture enforced by the military dictatorship of Uruguay between 1973–85. Camnitzer was living in New York when he produced the series, which is both a reaction to the military regime and a tribute to the artists’ friends who had been tortured. This series universally addresses the feeling of imprisonment and pain that an individual may feel on a basic level. Rather than rendering images that explicitly depict the physical brutality of torture, Camnitzer explores its psychological effects. He also investigates the possible meaning generated through the juxtaposition of image and text. Some images in the series depict Camnitzer’s own body along with everyday objects, and are accompanied by poetic phrases. When read in unison, they connote bodily and emotional pain.

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