Tremor (2022) is a video
installation that looks at horses as vehicle for financial exploitation. Unlike
banks or other financial institutions, the equine industry is not required to
have anti-money-laundering compliance regulations. The value of a horse is both
highly subjective and easily manipulated to wash dirty funds.
The pure breed horse trade
is usually exploited as a ‘layering’ method, this means that illicit funds are
invested once and again until its origin is impossible to
This videowork is a sort of digital tapestry, result of filming pure-breed and race horses during several months.
Since antiquity, horses have been related with aspirations such as freedom, nobility and beauty.
Although the biological side of the animal is manifest, its economical side and its potential to breach jurisdictions becomes invisible.