The series OLGA was produced in Tijuana. Doing a residency there, I came across the story of Olga Camacho Martinez, a 8 year old girl, that was raped and brutally murdered in Tijuana in 1938. I placed short questions and statements addressed to Olga in English and Spanish on the colorful walls of an old shopping arcade in downtown Tijuana. Afterwards I photographed these interventions.
The story of Olga's death is twisted, because her alleged murderer was posthumously made a local saint. His name was Juan Castillo Morales, he was young soldier from southern state of Jalisco. To calm the rioting masses the military shot him in a staged attempt of escape. Some people felt he died innocent and thought strange things are happening at his grave. They felt sorry for the young stranger - Juan Morales was turned into Juan Soldado, who is worshiped until today, while hardly anyone remembers Olga.
Texts from Sayak Valencia (in German and Spanish) and Daniel Loick (in German and Spanish).