THE MEXICAN LABOR AGREEMENT, MOVING SCULPTURE

Tuesday ,October 20 2015


An artistic expression of gratitude for the struggles of the Bracero – which contributed to an American legacy of abundant harvests – was created and installed by Daniel Ruanova and is on display at the restaurant in the form of an expansive mechanical sculpture. Enclosed in glass, this room-sized moving structure denotes the strength of groups in collective labor, at the same time becoming a metaphor in patterns of naturally flowing wind, seasonal shifts and the movement of tools throughout the agricultural landscape.

Hard work and determination defined the Bracero spirit. And it was through this spirit that these Mexican laborers gained skills, empowerment and eventually became U.S. citizens who were considered pillars of their families and the communities in which they lived. This artistic collaboration strives to honor those who played a significant role in the successful agricultural history of America. And Bracero Cocina de Raiz is proud to serve as a platform of appreciation.

 

THE MEXICAN LABOR AGREEMENT / 2015

  • onsite-kinetic-sculptural-installation
  • 24 mechanically animated short handle hoes, steel chassis, sprockets, chains, electrical wiring, two 1 horsepower electric motors and timer.
  • Variable dimensions (approx 17´ x 7´ x 5´)

 

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