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MEMORY BEAT

CERAMIC WRITING WORKSHOP

WITH SANDRA SÁNCHEZ

DESCRIPTION

Arte Abierto begins the Public Program activities linked to the exhibition Things We Do for Love with a ceramic writing workshop taught by Sandra Sánchez.

  • Saturday August 20, 2022.
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Aimed at all public: children, youth and adults.
  • Limited admission | Prior registration at info@arteabierto.org
  • This workshop is free.

MEMORY BEAT

This workshop is an invitation to explore personal memory through narrative, visual and tactile writing. We will investigate our own history and translate specific experiences into forms, sensations, intensities and flows.

Ceramics will allow us to capture not only stories and figures, but also forces, footprints and body movements. In addition to making an inquiry about intimacy and writing. The result will be a piece of pottery that each participant can take home, like a talisman.

No prior knowledge is required.

Sandra Sánchez Writes in different media, including ceramics. Her current research focuses on modes of collaborative writing and proposals for production and reception beyond the aesthetic relationship “artist-work-spectator”. In 2015 she founded Zona de Desgaste, a space dedicated to mediation, writing and critical reflection on contemporary art and art philosophy. She currently edits OndaMx magazine, leads Aeromoto Library and teaches at Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana.

IG: @phiopsia


Erick Meyenberg’s show Things We Do for Love, is open from Tuesday to Sunday from July 24 to December 18, 2022 at Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the second floor in ARTZ Pedregal in Mexico City.
Fee $ 35 pesos.

ARTZ Pedregal: Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City.

BREAK THE BEAT

THIS FRIDAY BREAK THE BEAT COLLECTIVE MIXES

This Friday, August 12, you are welcome to join PASTNOIR – @pastnoir_beats y sus alumnos de la quinta sesión de BREAK THE BEAT – Mezclas Colectivas. Este grupo lo integran: Nancy Díaz, aka NANNPOWER (@nannpower), Diego García, aka OXES (@el_oxes) and Yael Flores, aka YAEL_FT (@yael_ft).

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The Collective Mixes begin at 4:00 pm at Arte Abierto.

Join us this Friday August 12, 2022 at our live sessions.

AUGUST 2022
PASTNOIR – @pastnoir_beats

GROUP 5
Mentorship (zoom) 08.08.2022 _ 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Live (at Artz) 08.12.2022 _ 4:00pm – 7:00pm

GROUP 6
Mentorship (zoom) 08.22.2022 _ 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Live (at Artz) 08.26.2022 _ 4:00pm – 7:00pm

As part of our Public Program we designed BREAK THE BEAT – Collective Mixes. It is an experience created for young adults and teens 15 and over, where they will learn music mixing basic principles with on line tutorials and mentorship with a professional DJ. Young adults will be able to explore music through DJing culture. After the mentorship they will have the chance to mix and experience with their favorite music in a live performance for their friends and music community from a profesional DJ booth at Arte Abierto Garden.

This link will take you to the Break the Beat site to learn about rules and registration.

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Arte Abierto’s garden is located on the 2nd floor of ARTZ Pedregal: Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City.

DERIVES OF ART & ACHITECTURE

Architecture for playing in 20th Century Mexico City.

A conversation with Aldo Solano Rojas.

For the sixth session of Derives of Art and Achitecture in Arte Abierto our guest is Aldo Solano Rojas, who will talk about one of the fields where architecture was most experienced in 20th-century Mexico City: play areas or playgrounds, a typology that attracted architects and artists for its playful, uncertain and innovative quality.

During the first two thirds of the 20th century, the Modern Movement applied its principles in architecture and urban planning. In Mexico this resulted in a city full of buildings, squares and parks that obeyed different ideas and architectural principles.

Through the playgrounds, the principles of plastic integration were applied, also influenced by participatory sculpture and pedagogical currents. This talk reviews the history and evolution of playgrounds in Mexico, their importance as creators of public space and as an important fundamental typology for the history of Mexican architecture.

Click here if you want to see the digital version of the book Playgrounds of Modern Mexico by Aldo Solano Rojas.

 

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Live talk: Architecture for playing in 20th Century Mexico City.
With Aldo Solano.

  • Saturday, July 30, 2022
  • 13:00h
  • At Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the second floor 2 in Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No registration needed.

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Aldo Solano Rojas (Mexico City, 1986)
He is a teacher in Art History from the University of Granada, Spain; he is specialized in historical Mexican industrial design and its application to public space, as well as in children’s street furniture. He is the author of Playgrounds of Modern Mexico, a publication supported by Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo and edited by Promotora Cultural Cubo Blanco. He is a doctoral candidate in Art History with a research on public space and his interventions in the years of activity of the Modern Movement by the Institute of Aesthetic Research of the UNAM.

< Arte Abierto > continues with its new public program “Derivas de arte y arquitectura”, which seeks to renew our gaze on the architectural legacy of Mexico City. From a series of talks focused on rescuing the parallel stories of emblematic architectural projects and public spaces that have witnessed the variable intersection between art and architecture. In this first stage, the program deals mainly with modern architecture, based on a series of talks given by invited curators, architects, artists and urban planners.

With this program, ways of returning to architecture part of its public, experiential, collective character and close to those of us who inhabit the city are tested, recognizing in it its condition as a living archive. From these talks, circumstances, contexts and anecdotes are revealed that have been part of his sensitive memory and that complement his material memory, a relationship that often escapes documentary narratives and academic accounts.

The objective of the drifts is to generate experiences of spatial rediscovery, which allow us to renew our gaze on the legacy of certain emblematic architectural and artistic works, as well as those that have been forgotten.

The derives will be carried out free of charge on the last Saturday of each month, at 1:00 p.m. with a limited capacity.

Arte Abierto Derives :

February 26: Tania Ragasol / Entorno urbano, cotidianidad y arte: La Torre de los Vientos by Gonzalo Fonseca

March 26 : David Miranda / Del Animal Herido y otros eventos escultóricos dentro de la arquitectura moderna

April 23: Gustavo Lipkau y Xavier Hierro / Integración plástica de los edificios del campus central de CU: sus murales

May 28: Marisol Argüelles / La casa-estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo. Del espacio doméstico a la dimensión de lo público

June 25: Luis Javier de la Torre/ La Ruta de la Amistad MÉXICO68… más allá de 1968

July 30: Aldo Solano/ Architecture for playing in 20th Century Mexico City.

ART AND ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

<Arte Abierto>’s Art and Architecture Derives is a program of routes proposed by invited curators, architects, artists and urban planners, to explore a series of architectural spaces and significant artistic interventions in public spaces in Mexico City. The purpose of the derives is to generate experiences of spatial rediscovery, which renew our view of the legacy of certain architectural and artistic works, both emblematic and forgotten.

The derives are held the last Saturday of each month of 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Free entry. Limited seating.

CONVERSATION WITH ALDO SOLANO

PLAYGROUNDS ARCHITECTURE IN 20TH CENTURY MEXICO CITY.

• Live conversation with Aldo Solano.

• Saturday, July 30, 2022. at 1:00 pm.

• The event will be held at Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the 2nd floor in Artz Pedregal.

• Free admission.

One of the fields in which the architecture of the Modern Movement in Mexico was most experimented with was that of playgrounds, a typology that attracted architects and artists for its playful, uncertain and novel quality.

Click here to see the book Playgrounds of Modern Mexico by Aldo Solano Rojas.

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ALDO SOLANO ROJAS (Mexico City, 1986)
He is a teacher in Art History from the University of Granada, Spain; he has specialized in Mexican historical industrial design and its application to public space, as well as in children’s street furniture. He is the author of Playgrounds of Modern Mexico, a publication supported by Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo and edited by Promotora Cultural Cubo Blanco. He is a doctoral candidate in Art History with a research on public space and his interventions in the years of activity of the Modern Movement by the Institute of Aesthetic Research at UNAM.

BREAK THE BEAT

ARTE ABIERTO’S PUBLIC PROGRAM CREATED FOR YOUNG PEOPLE CONTINUES

Open call for July and August, 2022 mentorship and live sessions.

JULY 2022
ESA MI PAU – @esamipau

GROUP 3
Mentorship (zoom) 07.18.2022 _ 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Live (at Artz) 07.22.2022 _ 4:00pm – 7:00pm

GROUP 4
Mentorship (zoom) 07.25.2022 _ 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Live (at Artz) 07.29.2022 _ 4:00pm – 7:00pm

AUGUST 2022
PASTNOIR – @pastnoir_beats

GROUP 5
Mentorship (zoom) 08.08.2022 _ 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Live (at Artz) 08.12.2022 _ 4:00pm – 7:00pm

GROUP 6
Mentorship (zoom) 08.22.2022 _ 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Live (at Artz) 08.26.2022 _ 4:00pm – 7:00pm

BREAK THE BEAT – Collective Mixes is an experience designed for teen over 15 years old where they will learn music mixing basic principles with on line tutorials and mentorship with a professional DJ. Young adults will be able to explore music through DJing culture. After the mentorship they will have the chance to mix and experience with their favorite music in a live performance for their friends and music community from a profesional DJ booth at Arte Abierto Garden.

This link will take you to the Break the Beat site to learn about rules and registration.

>>

Arte Abierto’s garden is located on the 2nd floor of ARTZ Pedregal: Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City.

THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE

06.24.2022 – 12.18.2022

Things We Do for Love is a project commissioned by Arte Abierto to visual artist Erick Meyenberg (CDMX, 1980). It is a video-installation and a large-format sculpture that, both together, exposes the poetics of art and its effect in our perception of reality.

The exhibition exemplifies artistic practice complexities and its transformations as resulted from the multiple perspectives and actions intervening in its production. For Arte Abierto it is essential to expose the collaborative nature of art through exhibitions that, such this one, turn out from a process and an exchange of ideas, thoughts and feelings.

Inviting Erick Meyenberg to intervene in our space came up from the interest in bringing us closer to common ideas and concepts, transformed into an intimate reflection through art. Thus, what began as a personal path became a project to recognize how we define our gaze and the meanings that we produced from it.

In those waters, in all the waters, [the human being] hope[s] to see their real image reflection. An image that has been mutilated thousands of years ago. In that situation, lost in thought by the shore, we can find them anywhere. Yearning for what? What they used to be.

–Reinaldo Arenas, The Doorman (1989)

While in an artistic residency in Japan* I was going through a personal situation that made everything seem fragmented. As in any process, the way was guided by intuition and chance. Sometimes you must travel faraway to find your own reflection in other waters. Being unaware then, this journey of reencounter with myself arrived. I thought: How to move in such a foreign world? How to heal and paste the remaining pieces after a fracture?

Camera in hand, I started touring Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Hiroshima and Naoshima by land and sea, capturing hundreds of images and life fragments that reminded me of the existence of beauty in everyday life. While recording everything that captured my attention, a phrase always came to my mind giving new meaning to what I was looking at: “Things we do for love”.

Back in Mexico, other lands and other seas showed up. With those waters came a new promise of life. Not knowing why, it seemed that my visual archive of two countries and cultures—so different from each other—was trying to say something. I wanted to find a way to put together these life fragments to transform them into a whole that, in turn, wouldn’t hide the fractures of its history. I found in Kintsugi (a Japanese philosophy that repairs broken objects and beautifies them by gluing the fragments with gold dust) the perfect metaphor to understand video editing as that affective binder capable of intertwining images apparently unconnected. Something that I could only have done with the help of my great friend, editor and filmmaker Martha Uc.

In Things We Do for Love, what once were wounds now are lines of light that accentuate the complex diversity of lived moments in the same story. I decided not to use the images’ real sound, but to experiment with the emotional and suggestive abstraction of electronic music. That’s where my friend and musician Roderic appeared—to me, the power of his music was the perfect light that recovered what had been lived and also a powerful emotional support to merge the collection of filmed moments. The cello—in the musical composition—emerged also because of instinct: Natalia Pérez-Turner’s performance gave the work a great affective-depth.

Later, after looking at a chrysanthemum that I filmed on a Tokyo cemetery ground after falling due to a typhoon, the idea of making a sculpture that would depict the water and the sea force and movement—video’s two recurring elements—came up. A new phrase came to my mind: “the sculpture had to rise from the ground, just as Aphrodite rose from the waters”. Coincidentally, the colors involved in the goddess of love and eroticism mythological birth are tied with Japan’s national colors. Along this path, the sculptor Óscar Garduño and the ceramist Carmen de la Parra helped me to create the sculptural work at Cerámica Suro workshop in Guadalajara.

At the end of this journey, Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas appeared. Literature always comes just like that: untimely, unexpected, forceful, needed… A new intuition gave life to his text in Louise Phelan and Francisco López-Guerra voices, to whom I dedicate this work.

Just as the space forms a whole with the chrysanthemum petals on the gallery’s floor, the video editing made possible putting together the fragmentary images of my experience, turning out to be a surprising and unexpected ode to life which taught me that, beyond personal experiences, the relentless force reigns tirelessly.

Erick Meyenberg

*Residence for artists Casa NaNo in Tokyo, Japan, sponsored by Fundación Casa Wabi.

ERICK MEYENBERG (MEXICO CITY, 1980)

Erick Meyenberg is an interdisciplinary visual artist who sees painting as a fundamental element of expression, although he also explores other media such as sound installation, sculpture, drawing, collage,video and performance. His work is the result of an extensive investigation on topics such as literature, history, social sciences and natural sciences. To Meyenberg, art is a tool that helps to unearth that host of historical layers that has been left forgotten, making all the elements come into play to reach an “aesthetic whole”. He also considers video editing as a key process in his work. It is from there where he explores the aesthetic potential of images, where he plays with the possibilities they offer, their relationships, and through precise observations, he discovers new meanings, and new ideas.
Meyenberg graduated from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (National School of Plastic Arts) at UNAM. He has a Master’s degree in Visual Arts from the Berlin University of the Arts, Germany (UdK, Berlin) where he studied under the mentorship of German artist Rebecca Horn. His work is part of some public art collections such as the MUAC, Museo Amparo, National Institute of Fine Art (INBA), Telefónica Foundation, Museo Tamayo, Benetton Foundation. He has participated in numerous solo and collective exhibitions both nationally and internationally. He is currently part of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores (National System of Creators). Meyenberg lives and works in Mexico City.

erickmeyenberg.com

RODERIC (Monterrey)

Roderic is the pseudonym of the musician Rodrigo Ortiz. His music is not attached to any specific music genre, but seeks poetic arrangements of emotions that are influenced by jazz, blues, Balkan, psychedelic, African, Latin and trance. His first album was Perfect Mirror (2016) and was preceded by It All Depends (2018).

Martha Uc (México)

She is an editor, photographer, producer and filmmaker. Some of her films and video-editing works are Nos hicieron noche (2021), Sanjuaneros (2020), Ayotzinapa. El paso de la tortuga (2018), The Guy from Oklahoma (2016), Los otros mexicanos (2015), El patio de mi casa (2015) among others. She was director of Estela (2011) and cinematographer of Bajo Tortura (2013) and Estela (2011).

Natalia Pérez Turner

Cellist and improviser. Member of the Generación Espontánea, Filera Trio, and Ensamble Liminar. She divides her time between contemporary music, improvisation and collaboration with artists from other disciplines such as dance, visual arts, theater, performance, literature and children’s shows. She was a FONCA scholarship recipient during the period 2005-06 (performer) with the projects “La cellista es una instalación” (Cellist is an installation) that offered contemporary music recitals for cello performed only at museums and art galleries. She has composed music for short films, video art theater and dance.

DERIVES OF ART & ACHITECTURE

The Route of Friendship MEXICO68… beyond 1968.

A conversation with Luis Javier de la Torre.

n our fifth session of Derives of Art An Achetecture in Arte Abierto we invited the President of the Patronato Ruta de la Amistad, A.C. Luis Javier de la Torre, who’s conversation will guide us to rediscover the current Route of Friendship MEXICO68, integrated by 22 monumental sculptures located south of Mexico City and which were designed especially for the Olympic Games by artists from five continents.

Currently, the sculptures and their surroundings are home to different actions: multidisciplinary art in natural environments that are complex to conceive in urban life, as well as activities that break with the daily routine of a road as complex as the Periférico Sur. 54 years after its creation, the Route retains its original surprise factor for those who stand at the foot of the works.

If you want to know more about the history and the sculptures, visit mexico68.org 

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Live talk The Route of Friendship MEXICO68… beyond 1968.
With Luis Javier de la Torre.

  • Saturday, June 25, 2022
  • 13:00h
  • At Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the second floor 2 in Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No registration needed.

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Luis Javier de la Torre (Mexico City, 1964)
He is currently president of the Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C. He has dedicated himself to the field of management and communication, carrying out public relations projects in the advertising field and fund management in the cultural field. He has a graphic design studio that offers communication alternatives to projects with an artistic and ecological focus. In 1992 he began his research around The Route of Friendship project, and in 1994 he created, together with the architect Javier Ramírez Campuzano, the Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C., an institution dedicated to rescuing, preserving and disseminating the cultural legacy derived from the Olympic Games in Mexico. In 1996, in collaboration with Gonzalo Fonseca, he opens the Torre de los Vientos to house independent artistic projects. At the same time, he creates and directs the De-construction project and carries out urban ecological recovery initiatives, such as the restoration of the pedregales.

< Arte Abierto > continues with its new public program “Derivas de arte y arquitectura”, which seeks to renew our gaze on the architectural legacy of Mexico City. From a series of talks focused on rescuing the parallel stories of emblematic architectural projects and public spaces that have witnessed the variable intersection between art and architecture. In this first stage, the program deals mainly with modern architecture, based on a series of talks given by invited curators, architects, artists and urban planners.

With this program, ways of returning to architecture part of its public, experiential, collective character and close to those of us who inhabit the city are tested, recognizing in it its condition as a living archive. From these talks, circumstances, contexts and anecdotes are revealed that have been part of his sensitive memory and that complement his material memory, a relationship that often escapes documentary narratives and academic accounts.

The objective of the drifts is to generate experiences of spatial rediscovery, which allow us to renew our gaze on the legacy of certain emblematic architectural and artistic works, as well as those that have been forgotten.

The derives will be carried out free of charge on the last Saturday of each month, at 1:00 p.m. with a limited capacity.

<Arte Abierto> Derives :

February 26: Tania Ragasol / Entorno urbano, cotidianidad y arte: La Torre de los Vientos by Gonzalo Fonseca

March 26 : David Miranda / Del Animal Herido y otros eventos escultóricos dentro de la arquitectura moderna

April 23: Gustavo Lipkau y Xavier Hierro / Integración plástica de los edificios del campus central de CU: sus murales

May 28: Marisol Argüelles / La casa-estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo. Del espacio doméstico a la dimensión de lo público

June 25: Luis Javier de la Torre/ La Ruta de la Amistad MÉXICO68… más allá de 1968

ART AND ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

<Arte Abierto>’s Art and Architecture Derives is a program of routes proposed by invited curators, architects, artists and urban planners, to explore a series of architectural spaces and significant artistic interventions in public spaces in Mexico City. The purpose of the derives is to generate experiences of spatial rediscovery, which renew our view of the legacy of certain architectural and artistic works, both emblematic and forgotten.

The derives are held the last Saturday of each month of 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Free entry. Limited seating.

CONVERSATION WITH

LUIS JAVIER DE LA TORRE

THE ROUTE OF FRIENDSHIP MEXICO68… BEYOND 1968.

• Live conversation with Luis Javier de la Torre.

• Saturday, June 25, 2022. at 1:00 pm.

• The event will be held at Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the 2nd floor in Artz Pedregal.

• Free admission.

This conversation with Luis Javier de la Torre will be a journey to rediscover the current Friendship Route MEXICO68, conformed by twenty-two monumental sculptures located south of Mexico City and created by artists from five continents especially for the 1968 Olympic Games.

To read more of this conversation visit the page within the public program.

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Luis Javier de la Torre (Mexico City, 1964)
He is currently president of the Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C. He has dedicated himself to the field of management and communication, carrying out public relations projects in the advertising field and fund management in the cultural field. He has a graphic design studio that offers communication alternatives to projects with an artistic and ecological focus. In 1992 he began his research around the ROUTE OF FRIENDSHIP project, and in 1994 he created, together with the architect Javier Ramírez Campuzano, the Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C., an institution dedicated to rescuing, preserving and disseminating the cultural legacy derived from the Olympic Games in Mexico. In 1996, in collaboration with Gonzalo Fonseca, he opens the Torre de los Vientos to house independent artistic projects. At the same time, he creates and directs the De-construction project and carries out urban ecological recovery initiatives, such as the restoration of the pedregales.

If you wish to know more about Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C. visit mexico68.org

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Espacio Arte Abierto is located on the 2nd floor in ARTZ Pedregal (Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón) Mexico City.

THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE

ERICK MEYENBERG

Music and sound design by RODERIC

ARTE ABIERTO presents Things We Do for Love by Erick Meyenberg, a show specially commissioned for Espacio Arte Abierto.

• The exhibition is made up of a multi-channel audiovisual project with five screens and ten-channel surround sound, and a sculpture that represents his first ceramic work for the artist.

• The project results in an ode to life that emerged from an introspective journey in which the artist manages to document the beauty of everyday life.

Things We Do for Love will be open to the public beginning Friday, June 24, 2022.

Arte Abierto presents its fourth exhibition with a multichannel video installation with five screens and a large-format ceramic sculpture, specially commissioned from the artist Erick Meyenberg (Mexico City, 1980) for Espacio Arte Abierto.

Things We Do for Love results in an ode to life in which different fragments of what makes up and gives context to existence are interconnected: the universe, space, time, force and affections seen from nature, cities, people… The idea for the video installation arose after Meyenberg returned from an artist residency in Japan* during which he began to understand his gaze through the lens of his camera as the only tool available to heal a personal story: “When everything has been broken, how to move in a world that is so foreign? How to rebuild it? How to glue the pieces that have remained? Thus, what began as a journey to a geography and culture totally alien to his own, became an introspection to find the beauty of life.

In his month-long stay in Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Hiroshima, and Naoshima, Meyenberg captured moments of life seemingly unrelated to each other. In the process, while looking through what the camera framed him, he says that a phrase resonated in his mind “Things we do for love”. Back in Mexico, the visual fragments from Japan were joined by others taken in Los Cabos, Valle de Bravo, Acapulco and Ixtapa, as well as the sequence of some cicadas in their process of metamorphosis, taken from the Internet, which completed the visual archive that now compose the sample video.

For Meyenberg, the great accumulation of images that documented hundreds of moments, situations or places, represented a broken and disjointed world. Thus, uniting them through editing meant transforming the vision of the torn into a promise of life. Based on Kintsugi, a Japanese philosophy that repairs broken objects and sticks their fragments with gold dust, the artist found the perfect metaphor to convene his image archive and form the video installation created by the editor and filmmaker Martha Uc.

The music for the video had to contain the affective force of what was experienced and provide an emotional and abstract support where the collection of filmed moments could be interwoven. Thus, by intuition, the artist decided not to accompany the images with his real sound, but to experiment with the emotional and suggestive abstraction that electronic music allows, in collaboration with the musician Roderic.

For its part, the large-format ceramic sculpture presents a dismembered flower. Due to the dimensions of the work as a whole and the delicacy with which ceramics* must be modelled, glazed and baked so as not to compromise the material, it was produced in parts until it formed a sculptural object whose forms refer to a series of elements to which that Meyenberg came from an imaginative insight while shooting in both Japan and Mexico. After filming a chrysanthemum on the ground of a cemetery in Tokyo, after a typhoon, the idea arose of a sculpture that would recover the force and movement of the water and the sea that appear in much of the video, and whose colors would reflect the love and eroticism: “the sculpture had to emerge from the ground, just as Aphrodite emerged from the waters”, the artist mentions. Both the petals and the space between them, which becomes the Kintsugi or gold dust that holds them together, are part of the sculptural intervention.

Beyond a specific and determined interpretation, Things We Do for Love proposes an introspective and emotional reflection on the transition that occurs between mourning and hope as experiences that are the product of love.

The video of the exhibition was made in collaboration with the video editor Martha Uc, Roderic in musical composition and sound design, Santiago Rodríguez Rebolledo in sound supervision, cellist Natalia Pérez-Turner and guest performers: Louise Phelan and Francisco López -War.

*Casa NaNo artist residency in Tokyo, Japan, sponsored by Fundación Casa Wabi.
* The sculpture was made in the Cerámica Suro workshop in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Things We Do for Love by Erick Meyenberg is open from June 24, 2021 to December 18, 2022 at Espacio Arte Abierto located on the 2nd floor  of  ARTZ Pedregal: Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City.

BREAK THE BEAT

< ARTE ABIERTO > CREATES A NEW EXPERIENCE FOR TEENS

• June’s 2022 open call.

• Group 1 >> Mentorship: June 13 , 2022

• Group 2 >> Mentorship: June 27, 2022

• June’s Mentor DJ: Bonnz!

BREAK THE BEAT – Collective Mixes is an experience designed for teen over 15 years old where they will learn music mixing basic principles with on line tutorials and mentorship with a professional DJ. Young adults will be able to explore music through DJing culture. After the mentorship they will have the chance to mix and experience with their favorite music in a live performance for their friends and music community from a profesional DJ booth at Arte Abierto Garden.

This link will take you to the Break the Beat site to learn about rules and registration.

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Groups 3 and 4 open on July with a mentorship by Esa Mi Pau
Groups 5 and 6 open on July with a mentorship by Pastnoir

Arte Abierto’s garden is located on the 2nd floor of ARTZ Pedregal: Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City.

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