Eduardo Abaroa

(Mexico, 1968)


Eduardo Abaroa’s Cápsulas santánicas black star/Border Capsule Ritual Black Star was installed at five locations in downtown San Diego, defining a black star on the city map. At each site was a gumball vending machine containing sculptural elements that reflected the machine’s location. The work operated as a mini treasure hunt for the viewer, who found the machines using a map, purchased the prizes, and took them home to create their own satanic ritual.

Curators: Jessica Bradley, Olivier Debroise, Ivo Mesquita, and Sally Yard
Venues: Café Lulu, Master Tattoo Studio, the Gas Haus, William Burgett Booksellers, and La Fresqueria, San Diego