León Ferrari held that his work had two separate aspects: the purely formal one and the purely political one. Casa Blanca, a collaboration with the Argentinean video artist Ricardo Pons, is a good example of how the political aspect was fertilized by the formal one in his work, and of how the formal achievements could be taken advantage of for political and anti-imperialist ends. In the video, worms “act” upon a model of the White House, going in out of the windows, invading the terraces, inching over the flag of the Unites States of America. The action might as well be the study for a scene in a 1950s horror film in which the most savage animality invades civilization.

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