In Smashing Monuments Diaz Morales’ shows several members of the art collective ruangrupa talking to iconic monuments in Jakarta. The country’s history of independence and ruangrupa’s own path as young citizens of the new republic mingle in these half-improvised and intimate dialogues. The monuments symbolize several of the values which are also at the core center of the collective's practice. These monuments and values are old battle friends for the members themselves. The fictionalized story acts here as a document of a moment and also of past and future desires and illusions.