For over twenty years Pablo Vargas Lugo has distilled a repertoire of resources that make images and references resonate in alien registers, communicating to viewers the humor, uncanniness or awe that those displacements propitiate. In his work, a series of recurrent interests such as space, technology, writing, the measurement of time or the mimetic and dissuasive patterns of some insects, are brought in relationship with each other through unusual technical, visual and conceptual alignments.
The main protagonist of this exhibition is a particularly ubiquitous element not only in the landscape of Mexico City, but in almost all urbanized areas of the country: a concrete pole of brutalist and functional design, an inert support whose dissemination through the territory announces the penetration of the vertigo of energy and data. Placed in the gallery like a missile, the heavy pole acts both as a charade of aggression and as a reproductive organ; its destructive or pregnant load pointing to the celestial bodies that rush to hide under the horizon. Some potential targets of this instrument are seen in the projection that illuminates the bottom of the gallery: a sequence of telescopic lunar craters that take, like natural monuments from their impact, the names of illustrious philosophers, naturalists and astronomers, eternalized as observers Dumb from the inert lunar surface.