The layer. Kayana u German Posto window The idea of layering defines a tool for a kind of positive archeology without residues on the photographic surface. The image whose surface is obtained in vertical writing, free of successive and spaced human hand participation, is ordered as an archaeological body through the layer. This layer, however, is itself an infiltration and a modification of the archaeological economy. It allows any kind of correction on the original surface without visible destruction, and it reproduces, despite its superimposition, the epistemological and political regime of transparency.

El Posto is a two-level wooden building that replicates colonial architecture and is located near Kayana u maloca. It was paid with the money of a public recaudation in Germany during the eighties, in the middle of the epidemic of malaria due to illegal mining. On the first floor, a member of the Saude Service, shows the image of the last snake that was killed near there. The second floor seems unused; it is distributed in rooms that want to replace a hospital form; all these empty rooms communicate with a covered corridor through wall-open windows without panes. These widows are at the same time either an intent or a residue of a will, of the will itself —the will to lead the gaze, to reimpose an exotic and impossible gaze into the deep forest: the one that seeks to define an image. The jungle opacity imposes a vertical flat regimen where the image becomes useless. The vision is at risk here. A thin net covers these windows, full of trapped residues. The net against malaria and the insects break down the visual illusion of transparency and, at the same time, displace another form of the optical economy in modernity: the intimacy regime that could have been deduced from this veiled inside space and that here appears politically contaminated.