Chinese Whispers
2005

The photographic diptych Chinese Whispers takes its title from a children’s game consisting on whispering a message from ear to ear, in order to recover the modifications that the exchange between the transmitter and receptor could generate. In like manner, Dávila “translates” the image of Mies Van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion when he captures a casual encounter with a resembling scene but of precarious architecture. The photograph, taken in Southern Mexico, works as the reinterpretation of the initial image, yielding the turn to the artist to release the “message”.