This is where the youth of Ecuador holds their rap battles about their everyday life and the future of their country.
Monument portrays the spontaneity and transience of a rap battle taking place in the Ecuadorian capital Quito. Starting point is the statue of the Alexander von Humboldt in Parque El Ejido, which serves as a stage for freestyle battles every Friday. The improvised text, which is largely shaped by slang, was transcribed and rhythmized for the video and accompanies it as an oversized subtitle. The actors‘ actually fleeting words thus become a monument to Latin American youth culture and take over the existing historical monument.