Marc Javierre Foto Autor Marc Javierre Foto Cataleg

The Weapons project was launched in early 2014, during a conversation I had with Plàcid Garcia-Planas, in which he told me about the Eurosatory weapons trade fair near Paris. I went to the fair that same year and began to look for the collective imaginary on arms, with the same notions I used in my work on mass tourism, where I use what is considered normal as my background, to provoke the onlooker with the form, placing them between what is “good” and what is “bad”, between the immoral and the moral; to ultimately prompt a reflection on harmful human mindsets.

That is what I was doing when I found myself caught up in the 13 November attacks in Paris. The arms industry’s deadly circle closed in around me that night… War begins on a magenta-coloured carpet, the one covering the stands of armament firms.