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Makita’s Magic Carpet

The carpet is made out of cast-off clothes, and is adorned with Makita’s logo.

2017 BARCELONA
1918 NEW YORK
2016 SANTIAGO
2019 RIO
2019 MEXICO CITY
2019 GENEVA
2019 MEXICO CITY
1917 SAINT PETERSBURG
2018 PARIS

In recent years, mass social movements have become more and more subject to surveillance by new technologies, including drones that film demonstrations and marches. The drone not only provides the authorities with a bird’s eye view of participants, but constructs a masculinist aesthetic of seeing from a distance, which subordinates the tiny figures to an overarching and totalizing gaze. In this photomontage, I will superimpose the image of Makita on her flying carpet on a drone-shot of a feminist march in Barcelona, ( 2017), providing an alternative and caring position from which to protect the marchers from the drone’s intrusive and technological gaze.

By using the magic carpet as a trope and a material object, I seek to construct a magical and mystical position that partakes in a collective feminist unconscious. By flying over the marchers, Makita and her magic carpet spread love all about, and celebrate the strength women as a multitude.

Photos Sandra Pointet
Postproduction Marta Revuelta

01 BARCELONA 2017

02 NEW YORK 1918

03 SANTIAGO 2016

04 RIO 2019

05 MEXICO CITY 2019

06 GENEVA 2019

07 MEXICO CITY 2019 - A

08 SAINT PETERSBURG 1917

09 PARIS 2018