Las Babas del Diablo

Matteo Guerra, Edoardo Rubatto

2020 - 2021

Las Babas del Diablo is a project based on clusters of details obtained from the proof sheets accumulated over the years. Almost an investigative research on the foundations of contemporaneity. The intent is to restore, through photographic fragments and texts, the existential condition of humanity at the time of capitalist realism. Loneliness, consumption, individual aspirations, precarious affections, competition, and uncertainty are uncontrolled variables impossible to enclose in a linear narrative, so they are presented in the form of nebulous, evocative, and independent compositions.

Las Babas del Diablo's attempt is to bring order to chaos, to offer a personal point of view on what we have become.

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  • “Hey, Christine,
    Where do you think we are?”
    “In 2022”
    “So what?”
    “We’ve been in the same place
    for 20 years.”

  • “Hey, Christine,
    Where do you think we are?”
    “In 2022”
    “So what?”
    “We’ve been in the same place
    for 20 years.”

  • In a society that relies on ice cream shops, If a child doesn't eat ice-cream, it's because he's unsure of which flavour to choose, or because he’s poor.
    “Irrelevant” the ice cream man would say.

  • In a society that relies on ice cream shops, If a child doesn't eat ice-cream, it's because he's unsure of which flavour to choose, or because he’s poor.
    “Irrelevant” the ice cream man would say.

  • From a fish’s viewpoint, the shoreline divides the world of fish from the world of fishermen.

  • There are countless methods to preserve memories.
    The most efficient is kidnapping.

  • “I’m tired of these times.”
    “What time is it?”
    “I think it’s the time of death.”

  • “I’m tired of these times.”
    “What time is it?”
    “I think it’s the time of death.”

  • All cracks are sorts of boundaries, all boundaries are sort of cracks.
    Gods use them to layout mankind.

  • All cracks are sorts of boundaries, all boundaries are sort of cracks.
    Gods use them to layout mankind.

  • The moral police found them out kissing each other.
    When they realized, they pretended to be exchanging cocaine laced with mannitol.

  • You may spend all of your life waiting to see the crocodile.
    The crocodile might spend all of its life waiting for you to piss off.

  • You may spend all of your life waiting to see the crocodile.
    The crocodile might spend all of its life waiting for you to piss off.

  • Waiting is the favourite
    time of day for capitalism.

  • Waiting is the favourite
    time of day for capitalism.

  • We are always on the verge of something.
    We move two steps to the right,
    we fix our hair, but we always stay on the verge of something
    that won’t change just because
    we clean ourselves up.

  • Some things scare me.

  • In order to fix loneliness, you’d better give it a solid shape.

  • Whoever prays, crosses fingers.
    Whoever ponders, crosses legs.
    I’ve been waiting all of my life.
    Arms folded.
    Nothing's come up so far.

  • Whoever prays, crosses fingers.
    Whoever ponders, crosses legs.
    I’ve been waiting all of my life.
    Arms folded.
    Nothing's come up so far.


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