Verena Sprich

Verena Sprich - Carne enchilada

The statement „Chilly con Carne is typical Mexican cuisine“ is untrue. This recipe is rather the product of European stereotypes and projections brought towards mexico. Its name is not even linguistically homogenic (Chilly is an English term, Con Carne is incorrect Spanish). Verena Sprich takes on patterns of the imperial narrations and integrates these into her installation. The expectations of great Gold deposits, that drove the first colonizers into the new world. Later the european cultural output drove forth imperial ambitions even beyond commercial interests. The creation of a dark, obscured counterpart to Europe. The subtle arrogance, to believe in the own ability and even obligation to name and to lead the indigenious peoples.