Idea – Materia – Tiempo
Abandonar La Técnica
Sonido y Silencio
In 2015, Public Art Projects invited me to participate in a collective show in a big old house in Mexico City. The project was defined by the fact that the house would be demolished a few days after the end of the exhibition. My pieces were three stainless steel sheets, just like the ones I usually bend and wrinkle with my hands and my body to make my series of wrinkled steels, but for this project I simply nailed the flat sheets to the walls of the house. The plan was to let the demolition happen with them inside. This way the house would become an extension of my traditional process and my own strength would be replaced by the strength of the house falling on the steel. A few weeks later I was informed that the tip of one of the sheets had been found among the rubble. We dug it out with shovels and picks. We only found this one piece of a sheet. The fallen house had left its marks on it and radically transformed it in such a different way from how I do it with my body.
Ensō is based on the act of joining extremities to transform a shape into a circle. Just like the lines on the ensō, the transformation makes lines meet and unite with itself perpetually. Any ending or beginning taken away, only its being remains present. The process of creating gives way to self knowledge, which is precisely what ensō represents. Lines go further than form in order to capture moments.
Human Disco Ball