Tetrahedral Kite, dunes, 2015, photograph
N 15° W 97° is a body of work developed on the Oaxacan coast of Mexico. Six kites exploring primary forms, crafted out of black ripstop nylon and local palm dowels, provided the base tools for the discovery of the relationship of geometry to nature, figure to landscape, and self to place.
Before its occupation as a toy, the kite was used as a geographic tool for scientific research. Ensigns were flown as military signals, flight paths were used to calculate a path and track a person across mapped borders. In the 19th century, the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry suggested alternate or additional ways of visually and spiritually processing our surroundings, subverting the traditional renaissance tools of point, line and plane.
Ville de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico, Summer 2015
Sugura Kite, Field, 2015, photograph
Cube Kite, gardens, 2015, photograph
2015.07.27.13.06 (Cube), 2015, wax on ripstop nylon, 60" x 39"
"N 15º 56' W 97º 16' Kites)", 2015, charcoal and pencil on paper, 48-1/2" x 59-1/2"
"Flight Vectors, Study", 2015, ink on vellum over pencil on paper, 35-3/4" x 24"
Kite 20, 2015, digital video, 3:02 ort
installation view of three photos at San Isidro's Still, anonymous gallery, Mexico City 2018
San Isidro’s Still attempts to link, through a particular setting, the sphere of art with the world of entheogens. San Isidro, in this way, refers to the common name given to hallucinogenic mushrooms in Mexico. Connections between such states of intoxication and art as instigators of profane insight, new perceptions, ritual encounter, and ludic explorations are addressed, historically, through different creative processes. The exhibition continues a long tradition of such explorations through art of the twentieth century - individuals including Antonin Artaud, Henri Michaux, and Rudolf Steiner; just to mention a few. The artworks in this exhibition deal with notions related to the cosmos, archaic and symbolic forms, the spirituality of the natural world, the architecture of geology and minerals, sacred geometry, and the relation between the microcosm and macrocosm. The materiality and solutions of the artists' works adjusts and reinforces the exhibition’s perspective.
Participating artists: Anouk Kruithof, Clive Murphy, Cristina Tufiño, Eamon Ore Giron, Fernando González Gortázar, Isa Carrillo, Jippies Asquerosos, JIS, Kristin Reger, Marie Strauss, Roxanne Jackson, Santiago Merino, Yeni Mao.
Curated by Paulina Ascencio & Daniel Garza Usabiaga
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