November 2022



Things We Do for Love is an exhibition that began as a trip by the artist Erick Meyenberg to a remote place: Japan. Traveling Inside the Story is a journey for children that takes the idea of ​​the expedition as a starting point to embark on a trip through different areas of Arte Abierto and its surroundings. It is an opportunity to become explorers and observe the environment in a different way.

This expedition includes several stations in Arte Abierto’s Garden, the lobby and the Things We Do for Love exhibition. At each station, stories of travelers from other times who ended up finding themselves will be told.

How can we transform the everyday environment into something special?

With the idea that to be transported is to transform, this small expedition is an invitation for girls and boys to carry out explorations of listening with closed eyes, observation through spyglasses and movement dynamics, to focus their attention on small fragments of reality and form visual, auditory, and physical metaphors as they walk.

Activity in collaboration with ContARTE.

Oral narrator: Emma Reyes.



At the beginning of the tour, the girls and boys will meet at Arte Abierto’s lobby, moms and dads must follow and accompany their kids at a certain distance at all times.

The narrator and Arte Abierto’s staff will guide and invite the children to follow the instructions and the route, always counting on the support and care of parents.


Journey into the story. Children’s tour inspired by Things We Do for Love in collaboration with CONTARTE

  • Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • 13:00h
  • Tour duration: 45 min.
  • Children 6 to 12 years old
  • Limited access to 30 travelers | For pre-registration click here
  • Free admission
  • At Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the second floor 2 in Artz Pedregal


Is a project that has been forged since the year 2000. Its mission is to promote art, culture and education through disciplines such as theater, storytelling, locution and reading promotion. They have participated in various national and international events such as book fairs, theater festivals, storytelling and puppets. They give consultancies, courses and workshops to promote reading, strategies and reading comprehension, as well as playful workshops for children and young people. At the same time, they run a podcast called CUENTOS, which aims to promote reading.




In those waters, in all waters is an improvisation and live interpretation that cellist Natalia Pérez Turner will perform based on Things We Do for Love. This sound action is a reinterpretation of the work and an opportunity to dialogue again with the already finished piece (after almost a year of having participated in the musical composition for the video installation), in order to revisit it from the cello and be able to react immediately. not only to the images, but to the sensations and atmospheres that they generate together in space.

It is a search to transform the work again, make music part of its plastic content and invite the public to perceive the sound of the cello in an almost visible way, like the images themselves.


For the sound design of Things We Do for Love, Erick Meyenberg decided not to accompany the images with its real sound, but to experiment with the emotional and suggestive abstraction of electronic music, conducted by Roderic, in dialogue with Natalia’s cello performance. Pérez Turner, who contributed a great affective depth to the work and the space.

In this video installation, music is the emotional support that suggests multiple simultaneous readings and the sensation of being in an occupied space from floor to ceiling.


In those waters, in all waters. Cello improvisation with Natalia Pérez Turner

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022
  • 19:00h
  • Limited access | For pre-registration click here
  • Free admission
  • At Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the second floor 2 in Artz Pedregal


Natalia Pérez Turner (Mexico City)
Cellist and improviser. Member of the Spontaneous Generation, the Filera Trio and the Liminal Ensemble. Her collaboration with artists from other disciplines, such as dance, visual arts, theater, performance and literature, is a fundamental part of her work. She has composed music for video art, theater, film, and dance. Not only has she dedicated herself to exploring the repertoire for contemporary cello, but also to that of the instrument itself, exploring its sound and expressive possibilities. She has appeared in different forums both in Mexico and abroad. She was a FONCA grantee during the period 2005-06 (performer) with the project La cellista is an installation that proposed recitals of contemporary music for cello solo in museums and galleries. She studied at CIEM, at the Ollin Yoliztli Advanced School, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts Music Performance; and at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.