Discourse [41.3777, 2.1416]

Ring shaped mirror on grass

The idea behind this installation was born with my fascination with the circular unused fountains found in the lake at the Parc d’Espanya Industrial.

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This ring was adopted as a base for my own structure using the same dimensions of the fountain itself. The structure was then covered with mirror thus allowing the ring to “discourse” with its surroundings.

The installation has an internal as well as an external discourse. The shape of the ring itself is very symbolic and has many significant internal references. An interesting article I found on the symbolism of the circle.

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The external discourse of the ring with its surroundings is also to be taken into consideration.

As mentioned previously, the ring is covered with mirrors. These mirrors reflect the light, trees, people and the general ambient of the park. They bring what is “up there” to the ground – to the soil, grass and fallen leaves. Depending on the sun’s position, the mirrors either contrast with the earth by reflecting the illuminated sky and sun, or they blend in and become practically invisible, camouflaged in the dark.

A third discourse would be with the geographical location itself. The ring has been cut and assembled onsite to create the shape. The cuts are made to represent longitude and latitude lines.

This geographical discourse is reflected in the artwork’s name. The numbers 41.3777, 2.1416 refer to the project’s exact longitude and latitude in the park and the ring includes a marker that marks North.

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The idea is to start a journey with this installation and create new discourses in new locations in other geographical locations, always pointing North.

The ring will be the same, the numbers will change, the discourse will evolve and each location will leave its mark on the ring’s surface.

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Discourse [41.3777, 2.1416] is a site specific installation created for the first public exhibition I have curated called Artist Takeover Vol:1 in the Park. More info about the event available by clicking on this link.

Xardíns de Mosquera Pérez

As you might remember last year on the 27th July, my darling father had passed away. Three months later my beautiful son, Tommy, was born.

I had made one post to welcome and introduce him and then went quiet, for a very long time.

Even though I haven’t totally made peace with my father’s death, this time has allowed me to assimilate what has happened, grow and appreciate all the good things that have been given to me. Mainly my family, dearest friends, health, and of course Art. 

I have thought about Art a lot during this period, but produced practically nothing, until my father’s birthday on the 15th August.

Whilst visiting friends in Santiago de Campostella, Galicia, I felt totally at peace and took some beautiful photos. 

  

This is my favourite. The statues, the path, the movement of the trees… They seemed to represent my state of mind at the time being.

In my next posts will show some more photos taken during this trip. I hope you like them :)

PARALLEL LIVES

The Many Worlds Theory in quantum physics states that our universe is not the only one, but that many other universes exist parallel to each other. These are known as Parallel Universes.

The aim here is to represent this spacetime theory in art.
I focused on one particular time and three similar, yet parallel lives

Credits:
Photography by Christina Medici and Hector Picazo
Concept, digital manipulation and model: Alexia Medici