Title: About the Colony
Year: 1997
Production: Argentina/Germany (Post-produced at Filminstitute, ex-HDK, Berlin)

The video portrays the vicissitudes of everyday life in a former correctional centre, currently housing under-age criminals since the beginnings of the 20th century. The work was edited by combining two kinds of audiovisual records: on the one hand, contemporary material, filmed by the own author, and on the other hand, archive material registered in the same institution in the 1920s. The insertion of these records originates amazing metaphors which invite us to reflect upon the role of lock-up institutions, their transformations throughout the 20th century and the dubious idea of progress of life in society.