Paul Ramírez Jonas
Artist in the Public Realm

Dictar y Recordar, 2010



MATERIALS: 10 typists, 24 hours, lamanchadetomate art space, blank papers, and your appreciated participation.

    A 24-hour event that took place in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. What do we do with a country that has almost as many governments as years of independence? This was an invitation to the public to gather and attempt the impossible: to write the complete history of Honduras. The question was whether the complete history of the country exists, spread among the individual memories of each citizen? For 24 hours, anyone was be able to dictate what they remembered of Honduras's history to one of ten typists on duty. Thus, informal history knocked on the doors of the library, and remembrance snuck into the archive.