estado de silencio is born from an appeal, a kind of invocation or nostalgia, from the untranslatable, hermetic, ritual, from all of that which is on the sidelines. Tired of the dismantling and scrutiny of art by the critic, the public and the gallery, Lester Alvarez restores, with a gesture of symbolic nature, an essential area of silence. Susan Sontag said that "speech closes off thought ", hence, Lester prefers silence, be opened to the innermost mysteries of the work, let them be. Therefore the set of books that composes his collection La maleza is closed to the world from its conception, it is characterized by the impossibility of been read (in all cases they are unpublished titles, volumes which have been forgotten despite the relevance of their authors). And also because of that, the cabinet full of glass falling to the floor of the gallery, has no audio in its video version (La vitrina que cae). It is an exercise of rescuing things that remains in the shadow: to be quiet to be able to listen.