The Two Marias were women who had lived in Santiago all their lives when it was a really small town. They were loved and admired by many people. When they died, the city put a statue of them in the Alameda park. On a busy Sunday afternoon, many people stop and take pictures of themselves and friends with the statue.
Lately I have been just as interested in what I hear on the street as what I see. On Saturday, I sat on a bench next to a woman who was talking angrily to a friend. She never stopped to even take a breath. I thought this would make a great sound track for something unrelated. On Sunday I was in the park again and noticed how many people stopped to photograph themselves with the statue. I started taking pictures of them. Then it hit me. These would be perfect with the lady. I’ll make the video but then I thought you have those videos of New York, Washington and even Patzcuaro which you have not yet made. Do them first. I thought again and decided to make this video while I was excited by the experiences.