On the ESMA. Screenings on the Wall
While he was detained, Victor Basterra was able to take photographs of victims and perpetrators out of the ESMA and hide them for years, patiently waiting to submit it to the courts once the country re-entered democracy. As recognition for his contributions, in December of 2016, ESMA inaugurated its first temporary exhibit, called On the ESMA: Screenings on the Wall. Twelve recognized photographers who work with the subject of disappearance and human rights projected their photographs on the walls of the former clandestine center, fusing different temporalities in one single plane.
The list of photographers included: Juan Travnik, Eduardo Longoni, Inés Ulanovsky, Marcelo Brodsky, Paula Luttringer, Daniel García, Mónica Hasenberg, Gabriel Díaz, Fernando Gutiérrez, Lucila Quieto, Camilo del Cerro and Helen Zout.
The exhibition was planned to initially last only a week, but was extended until the end of December at the request of visitors.