Contador shows a ten-second countdown that marks the murder statistics during the presidential administration of Felipe Calderón, who declared “war on drugs.” The numbers combine the artist’s speculations with figures from the weekly periodical Zeta; the final statistic is the journalistic projection of deaths for the fifth year of Calderón’s administration. The piece was made in the last year of his presidency; the total number of murders ultimately exceeded these estimates.

Contador, 2012
DVD-NTSC digital video
Gift of the artist, 2013