El Autobús

Tate, Liverpool, England
14 June - 10 November 2019

El Autobús was an installation inspired by travelling in Latin America, where richly decorated buses are popular means of transport. For locals the bus is a necessary part of the daily commute, while tourists use them in pursuit of adventure. Calero explores this tension in an audio-visual installation, featuring a guided tour that takes visitors on a journey through an imagined land. Video footage from undisclosed locations is accompanied by a narrative that plays with conventions associated with travel and leisure.

Highlighting the clash between expectations and reality, Calero exposes the
privileged position of those who can benefit from the global tourism industry. As she questions cultural misconceptions, she offers an alternative to the western perspective on the world.

Photos by Mark Mcnulty & Roger Sinek