177 Found and personal X Rays on lightbox. 125 x 110 x 25 cm. Metales Pesados. Santiago, Chile. 2012
177 comes from a collection of different X-rays found in both hospitals in Santiago de Chile as well as from Bimer’s personal and family archives. This work tries to reconstruct a body throughout their parts, that don’t match exactly but that in the end give a hint of the shape that they want to form.
During the history of the dictatorship in Chile (1973-1990), a lot of people were kidnapped and killed, and their bodies were disected and left in different parts of the chilean territory afterwards. Until today, they are a lot of relatives of those people that go out everyday looking for them, finding sometimes one fragment of bone, with the hope that it belong to them, in an attempt to reconstruct a history as if it was a puzzle, to give a proper ending to their tireless search.