TUP (Trabajos de Utilidad Pública) [Pablo Cottet Soto, Patricio Castro, Enrique Venegas Flores]
This project articulates two concepts: the desire to raise an interface (artistic practice) able to generate a conversation that relates art, public space and citizenship, through observation and intervention of housefronts of two areas of Santiago de Chile and, to develop the project as façade as well. In this sense the project questions certain issues referring to the relations between author -work-audience in the context of artistic practice.
The artists intervened in two popular urban areas located in the southwest sector of Santiago, villa Jaime Eyzaguirre (Macul's commune) and villa Simón Bolívar (Peñalolen's commune), placed one opposite to the other and separated by an avenue, currently an inter-urban road. The project was based on three observations: the history of construction in both areas, desire (desire of place, place of desire) and the façade as an example of public - private membrane. Debating on these topics, through meetings, gatherings and developing activities with neighbours , some plans for façade interventions appeared.