Bocanegra: A Walk in the Park, 2007

Bocanegra is a room-filling multi-channel video installation divided into four sections. For it, Okón collaborates with a group of Third Reich fans, an odd amalgam of true fascists, World War II history buffs, fetishists, and weekend hobbyists. The title refers to a street in Mexico City where they hold weekly meetings and that is coincidentally named after the Mexican National anthem’s author. Okón gained their trust and they agreed to collaborate in a series of orchestrated situations, which were recorded on video.

Bocanegra: A Walk In the Park consists of five flat-screens set up in the shape of a pentagon, surrounding the viewer with images of group members wearing their original antique uniforms, parading in goose-step around a local park, their march trapped in a never-ending loop, headed nowhere.

Bocanegra: A Walk in the Park.
Five 40-inch LCD monitors arranged in a pentagon.

Total running time: 4:18 min. loop.
(58 sec. excerpt).

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