As of Fall 2010 the c_m_l project is no longer active. The website remains up as an archive, but is no longer updated. Please feel free to browse the archives and visit Camel Collective at http://camelcollective.org.
The idea was to "translate" all the debate, reports, expert panels and media coverage about injection rooms from the last 6 years into a physical presence. From the written and spoken language into a visual and physical one. To have an actual functioning injection room was another way of facilitating the debate.
"Como un Cerillo" is a mural and audio installation that juxtaposes a text written by Alfonso Hernández (1) with four songs (2) that refer to the life of Tepito (3). Pille, El Despreciado, a professional MC/DJ from the 1960s, who started his career playing in this neighborhood, narrates the text over over each song’s instrumentation and lyrics. The audio synthesizes a history of this contested Mexican neighborhood as seen through Alfonso’s perspective.(4)