Videoinstalation, Variable Dimensions, 2009
The Project “A day as any other day” is organized around four human statues that earn their living in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, and who share an illegal migratory status. They are, Kleber Cantos, a peasant from Ecuador; William Jaramillo from Colombia, and who in his native land performed all sorts of occupations related to dance and recreation; Edwin Solache and Maribel Aguilar, mexicans, trained in the acting and drama. They all came to Europe in search of new horizons, for different personal motives, and now they earn their living dressed as legendary or fiction characters in Las Ramblas.
Despite the fact that the status of illegal migrant is generally associated with negative aspects as delinquency or exploitation, these persons feel not only that their work is dignifying but also they do like it, and what is most important, they are not exploited by any employer. They feel free, earn enough as to have a decent standard of living in Barcelona, and even are able to send money to their families in Latin America.