Exploring the near past with a futuristic vehicle

car_mxHistory moves swiftly.

We tend to have our eyes focused on the future but what’s right behind us can sometimes be even more interesting.

Changes are thrust upon cultures with decisions that are well out of their control; strokes of a pen at the Federal level can change transportation routes and even shift societies.

To try and better understand this Mexican artists Ivan Puig and Andres Padilla Domene created what looks like a NASA-meets-Brooklyn-meets-Kickstarter vehicle.

The goal was simple… to explore railway lines that were end-of-lifed when the Mexican government privatized the rail system in the mid 90s.

These two are “Los Ferronautas, intrepid explorers of dead railway lines.”

How they explored the country is novel, innovative and even punk. What they found is even more interesting. Check out the film below of the project and their travels.

Keep in mind they are exploring a political decision that is less than 20 years old.