A current event that distresses Barion is global warming. The polar ice caps that have been melting faster than ever were the incentive to make three 'geographical' paintings of ice glaciers. In one of these paintings we see a sinking submarine. The catastrophic events surrounding submarine boats are another example of current affairs that occupy Barion. For him, these catastrophes, like the sinking of the nuclear-powered Kursk submarine in 2000 and the disappearance of the ARA San Juan more recently, are examples of administrative and technological failures. In these instances, technology does not deliver progress, but rather sows chaos, death, and destruction. For this reason, Barion aims to sketch the world as a technological dystopia, that is, a world in which technology does not cause the advancement we expect it to deliver.