Hecho en Mexico was realized in Mexico City during a one month residency in summer 2009 and is a reaction on the visible and invisible change, caused by the escalating drug war and militarization of the country. A heavily over armed horeseman cruises through a green mountain landscape outside of Mexico City. His appearance references a number of common images of cinematic warriors in their moment before the final battle begins. The appropriated heroic music turns the sequence almost into a propagandistic recruiting advertisement. But the hero's role is unclear: Is he the hunter or the hunted? The contemporary armor and weaponry on the back of a traditional horse of a charro is in reality unseen and a contradiction itself. It's a familiar fictional topic as the abandoned buildings and streets of Mexico City in the second sequence of the 4 min. video loop.