At the end of January 2013 the largest national journals start publishing information which points to supposed corrupt practices in the government party. Some of the names involved are currently in the government.

This information appears at a moment when the unemployed are close to six millions, the country is facing the largest social cuts in democracy, evictions rise to alarming numbers,... It is preceded by scandals related to opposition parties, judiciary circles, the confederation of employers' organizations, the monarchy,...

A feeling spreads that the government cannot cope with the situation the country is going through. That, together with previous governments, has an important part of the responsibility in what has happened. A responsibility shared with the elites of the country. The country seems to be drifting and no solution appears in the horizon.

This series/diary is a dialog between the images of Juan Galisteo and Balancín de Blancos which portraits daily life in Madrid in a moment in which the population oscillates between indignation, restlessness and resignation.

August 17. 2013

Madrid Hotel

August 17. 2013
August 11. 2013

Accumulated cuts in Science over the past years have turned the situation of many research centers critical. At the same time the future of many young researchers, facing a lack of resources, is linked to emigrating abroad. Photograph: Belén hugs her mother goodbye before departing to undertake her PhD abroad. She was not able to find financial support to remain in Spain.

August 11. 2013
August 3. 2013

The opinión spreads that economic and social policies taken by the government are dictated by external elements not elected by the people. Photograph: artistic intervention in “Three fishes” Street.

August 3. 2013
July 25. 2013

Economic cuts take place together with measures which represent a social regression. This week the Ministry of Health informs that lesbians and single women will be excluded from artificial insemination provided by the public health system. The minister says that: “The absence of a male does not a medical problem” Photo: gay pride.   

July 25. 2013
July 14. 2013

This week the news in the press and several leaks through the internet shatter the government’s credibility. The president does not make any public appearance. The sense of drift becomes stronger than ever.

July 14. 2013
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