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Like many Conceptual artists in Argentina at this time, Benedit was interested in systems of information and communication. He was particularly interested in the natural world and how biological systems can provide a metaphor or model for human society. On the one hand, we can view this work as an ironic and humorous denunciation of the human need to control and improve upon nature. On the other hand, if we consider the widespread political violence and uncertainty that plagued Argentina during these years, the idea of meddling with nature and producing false mechanized creatures takes on more sinister overtones.", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. 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In Gota de agua, a single drop of water, seen through a magnifying glass, reflects and distorts the room around it, including the viewer. Although the work is not overtly political, it is hard not to read a more sinister meaning into this process of observation and control, given the political reality in Latin America in that decade. Like Luis Camnitzer’s prints in this same gallery, the tight perspective and suggestion of experimentation could be read as a response to the specter of torture. 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