Ana González Barragán

Man Door Here

Printed canvas, wire net, coal, washers.

20 x 30 in / 24 x 36 in

In Man Door Here, Ana shows one of the images produced during her field trips to the mine. The underground landscape is covered by a wire mesh used for stabilizing rock excavations. The presence of a metaphorical coal rock creates a visual effect alluding to the digital topographical representations often used for mapping land. On the right side, a second iteration implements the same components, although this time, a coal rock is contained. By juxtaposing the notion of presence with absence and the complementary legend "Man Door Here," this diptych addresses the binary divisions pervasive in the extractivist industry.