Antipodos are a series of bronze sculptures that represent characters with inverted feet in various positions. These works are related to the origin of the word “Antipodos,” invented by the Greeks in 300 BC, who at the time conceived the world as a sphere and used this term to describe a place they imagined to exist on the opposite side of the world. The greek word “Antipodos” literally translates to “with the feet on the opposite.”
In the Middle Ages this idea of a spheric world disappeared and the idea of the “Antipodes” become more of a myth, later becoming associated with new colonies. At the same time in Europe, several scientific texts were published describing people living at antipodal points (diametrically opposite to them) with their feet facing backwards.
These sculptures, which appear in very proud positions, are a reference to these people assuming their differences with pride. The idea of the "other" has been an important focus throughout Argote's work and the works are intended to serve as a reaction to the Eurocentric vision of the world.