Mutations, X-Border Art Biennial, Rovaniemi (Finland) 2013

At the heart of his installation, Torres chose to evoke different interpretations surrounding the concept of borders. With the use of domestic objects, he erected a wall resembling a barricade in the time of extreme conflict, where the besieged use anything they can find around them to protect themselves. Torres went on to explain that his piece is also a critique on today’s consumer society where people hide behind private property. The accumulation of ostentatious possessions is, according to the artist, a way of avoiding exposing the emptiness and inadequateness of those people.