suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
dan CUADRA: San Francisco del Oro, Mexico. A dead end stop on the Ferromex rail line. This small mining town in the foothills of the Sierra Madres is the site of an intervention in the memory of a railroad station long since dismantled. From the zinc mines in the outlying hills, ore is brought to a refinery complex in the center of town via an elevated cable car system, distinct in the city’s skyline.
Sorted and extracted, the precious metals are exported via train for further treatment and use. The intervention seeks to unite the terminus of the train tracks to the gondola system running throughout the city, bridging a discontinuity in the path of travel of materials from the mines to the end user.