Do not steal anything valuable, or get the most acute ideas. But the rags, the waste, these do not have to be inventoried but let them reach their possible: using them.
This project starts in Panama, in the destination of the waste generated by the Canal; traversing and tracing the reverted areas and the periphery of the city looking for materials related to that objective.
Air filters discovered in automotive workshops. Those paper membranes similar to accordions in past lives functioned as receptacles for the internal pollution of the motors. Now they live new lives in this series of drawings and sculptures. Some retractable, which when they are hidden hide their interstices. Others expand showing their fusion with the smoke and oil that was impregnated by its use.
Using everyday objects manufactured industrially, Vallecillo transmits a political and social manifesto, offering a critical but sensitive vision of the complex realities of our society. The reuse of these materials allows us to question the implications that these accelerated cycles of production; consumption and waste so typical of our time have on our lives. The visual result is set pieces that, due to the disposition and identity of the materials, appear as subtle abstractions that blend with corrugated ergonomics.