Possible Bodies

Psychotecnic Checa

Item number: 026
Item title: Psychotecnic Checa
Author(s) of the item: Alfonso Laurencic
Year in which the item emerged culturally or was produced industrially: 1937
Entry of the item into the inventory: 5 March 2017

A psychotechnic environment of confinement designed by Alfonso Laurencic for the SIM (Service for Military Research) of the republican milicia in 1937, Barcelona (Spain) during civil war as a torture space.

Its particularity is that it included formal elements extracted from surrealist movements, and geometric abstraction to be used as torture tools against the detained subject.

A reproduction by Pedro G. Romero can be found in Archivo F.X: http://www.museoreinasofia.es/coleccion/obra/archivo-fx-reproduccion-checa-sim-servicio-investigacion-militar-convento-calle