Zonians. Matías Costa
21 January 2016 - 27 February 2016 Centro de Arte Alcobendas
Matías Costa´s work explores the issues of memory, identity and territory, using photography and writing for the construction and reconstruction of storytelling. During almost one hundred years thousands of Americans lived comfortably in peaceful tropical communities on the banks of the Panama Canal. Known as Zonians, they dealt with the maintenance of one of the largest engineering works of the world, until 1999 when the Canal was given back to Panama. Since then the Zonians meet annually in Florida in order to recall their lost paradise, being aware that once they have disappeared, their community will be lost forever.