Inspired by Henri Lefebvre and Michel de Certeau’s interests for the everyday aspects of urban life, Su_RUT explored the center of Santiago as an uncharted territory in which economic and social depression has created new uses, landscapes and modes of appropriation. The exhibition, curated by Gregorio Brugnoli, Marisol Frugone, Fabrizio Gallanti and Francisca Insulza combined contributions from different artists, collections from private citizens, documents and different media and was accompanied by an intense public program, that culminated in a 24 hours marathon of events, including Sebastián Contreras, Andres Duran, Isa García, Pablo Hidalgo, Paula Leonvendagar, revista Mercado Negro, Ñokokids, Antonio Palacios, Pintor de Domingo (Mario Z y Daniel Cerda) Fernando Portal, Marín Rivas, Claudio Salvatierra, Claudio Torres, Horacio Torrent, Cristian Velasco.
The project was complemented by two publications, edited by the curators. The first catalogue, including contributions by Yto Barrada, JAZ, Horacio Torrent, Francesco Jodice, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Stephen Waddell, Giovanni La Varra, Susanna Loddo can be downloaded here.
Within the project FIG Projects produced the documentary The Block #1, dedicated to a large building complex in the center of Santiago, considered as a summary of the entire city.
Su_RUT was exhibited from 18 December 2003 to 24 January 2004 at the Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile. Further screenings of The Block #1: exo.org, São Paulo, Brasil 2004, 7th Graz Biennial on Media and Architecture, Graz, Austria 2005, iMAGE Architecture Festival, Firenze, Italy 2005.
Concept and realization: Gregorio Brugnoli, Marisol Frugone, Fabrizio Gallanti, Francisca Insulza. The project was realized with support from Fondo de Cultura (Fondart), Gobierno de Chile and Galeria Gabriela Mistral.
Special thanks to: Manuel Peralta