Gesture drawings of people in state of protest that freeze corporeal states of anger and social unrest. These collection of 1:1 drawings are thought to be placed in institutional spaces infiltrating performative permanence and presence to social political movements.
Four reactionary stories lit up by LEDs. This lecture consists of four performative stories dislocated in the interstices of the wounds of Mexico City. They are designed as an attempt to affectively channel critical standpoints of reactionary social manifestations that redefine territories, social practices, ontological turning points and affective transmutations - as living proposals of expanded realities in the here and now. Photo Credit: Rachel Topham Sound Verison in Episode 9 Link Below
Encountering a display of skulls in a natural history museum I imagined them holding a conversation. This made me notice how their morphology and the decay made them portray features that can be associated to facial expression. I created Kamoji out of them. Made me wonder how colour yellow is now related to human expressions of emotion.
The first emoji were created in 1999 by Japanese artist Shigetaka Kurita, they include a set of 5 kamoji. I consider these a change of paradigm on our ways to express emotions deriving on an almost mechanical transmission. I carved them on stone. Preferably to be placed at sacred archeological sites.
Based on the 9 emotions described as the basic of human facial expression by Guillaume Duchenne. I identified these in the emoji-kamoji contemporary keyboard. Then dissmantled each figure and made a new configuration of universal mixed feelings. The re-inscription obscures the utilitarian purpose of the emoji turning it into a code.
This patchwork design was created during art show opening with pieces of clothing the artist collected during visits to 8 women who work actively leading independent projects on different fields. Its design and manufacture was coached by fashion designer Alejandra Licona creator of Nereo Brand. Could these women's efforts to build other forms of leading in the arts be the path to cracking the glass ceiling? This power coat is a collection of stories of struggle, emotions, life and empowerment.
Artist worked in construction sites in Vancouver to build 4x4 m. cube. Artist works inside the cube drilling it towards its destruction during gallery hours.
2012 / inside view
Part of the "Procrastinación Curada" project by nohacernada.org , a selection of digital artwork where artists portray their relation to this practice.
2009 / Imitate the behavior of a she dog.
2011/ Desk setting with binders collecting drilled paper.
2014 / Durational Performance / Printed photo 2x6m of the artist taking a selfie. Artist makes out, rubs and dances with the image while listening to techno and taking more selfies. Canvas is placed on the main entrance of Galerías del Palacio in Puebla City, eventually the image faded completely due to the transit of the gallery visitors.
2009 Variable size Vinyl cut out Emulating the myth of ostrich behavior of burying their heads. I spent one hour with my head buried and my naked body sticking out in my parents’ garden breathing from a tube.
Compilation of artist singing Mexican folk song Maria Bonita a cappella during a year. Sound piece is shown with headphone coming out of a pile of sand.
2014 / From the Series : 5 impossible interventions to completely change the landscape of the Monet Gardens in Giverny.
2012/ Destroy from the inside a 1x1m black cube inside a gallery fully painted in black.
2011 / Curatorial Work / TopDown ButtomUp, Vancouver CA 2014 / Seminar / Museo Jumex, MX
2013 / Durational Performance/ Artists tightly packs a pig's heart with plastic food wrapper. Artist would work on entombing the heart during gallery hours.
2014-Currently / Pandeo:The Multisocial Venue for Affective Health in Mexico City / Co-Founder & Project Manager
2014 / Performance / Artist crosses on all fours the Burrard Bridge in Vancouver to meet fellow artist Emilio Rojas. Together they build a cocoon and finish crossing the bridge as a living sculpture.
Fun installations!! Duo with Paulina Marrón + other ocasional female artists. Sensorial, colorful, relaxing, selfie-friendly ;) <3 LOL