Artist Projects

Honesto–Corrupt Politician

Alex Stikich

Honesto–Corrupt Politician is a three-part short video that humorously portrays the effects of governmental corruption around the world, particularly in Latin America. The character of Honesto is fictitious, embodying many qualities of a dishonest Latin American official. The video portrays his rise and fall through a combination of live and archival footage—the recurring image of Honesto alternates with a stream of political ads, audio samples of speeches and newscasts. Honesto–Corrupt Politician‘s three segments follow the cycles of corruption prevalent in many societies: “la llegada,” “las promesas” and “la fugai” (the arrival, the promises and the escape).