There are still taboos. What recently was again the case with the project of the Cuban artist Erik Ravelo.
Ravelo is known for his his work at Fabrica and as the man behind the United Colors of Benetton’s UnHate campaign
The project called “Los Intocables” received much applause. But a lot of criticism also. So much that it was banned on Facebook.
And the discussion is still going on YouTube.
These images may not be published is often heard. Because it is shocking is the argument.
“Los Intocables” (“The Untouchables”) is a human installation about the right to childhood that should be protected as Erik Ravelo writes on his website.
It includes seven parts each showing an adult and a crucified child. Each part tells a different story about the loss of innocence with references like war, religion, child abuse and fast food.
It is like a mirror. Like all good art. And that mirror shows us sometimes very unpleasant truths. Therefore, it is not taboo because it is indecent. It is because it makes us scared how we deal with children.
It is not easy when you are attacked by your behavior as an adult.
With the help of lawyers the Facebook ban is canceled recently.
Creative Director and Concept: Erik Ravelo (Cuba)
Director and Editing: Daniel Ferreira (Brazil)
Camera: Lea Dicursi (Italy)
Soundtrack: Jhon William Castaño Montoya (Colombia) and Francesco Novara (Italy)
Production: Enrico Bossan (Italy)
Production Assistants: Renée Melo (Brazil), Vanessa Munari (Italy) and Marco Pavan (Italy)
Identity: Samantha Ziino (Australia)