Benera and Estefan
 The World is Bound by Secret Knots, 2016
installation (handmade crochet, print, wall lettering)
400x230 cm

The artists use a crochet rope to trace the movable line of violent conflicts that mark the political equator, visualizing the inequalities and divisions between the global North and South.

The work is based on different cartographic theories dealing with the North-South divide, the Brandt line, the Pentagon's revised geography of the post-9/11 world and The political equator.
The handmade crochet (whose pattern is that of a military aiguillette) traces an imaginary line along the US-Mexico border and extends it across a world atlas, forming a corridor of global conflict: from the US - Mexic0 border to the Strait of Gibraltar, from the new anti-migration fences in Europe to the frontiers of Kurdistan, from the West Bank to the South China Sea.