PLAF – Autonomous Mechanisms
New York, U.S.A.
August – September 2008

Project in collaboration with MOMO

During August and September 2008, with my friend and artist MOMO, we have been setting up, without any kind of permission, kinetic sculptures in the New York waterways.

Plaf is a word for splash in both Spanish and French and relates to the on-going project that features kinetic sculptures that have been placed and fastened in several locations in the New York Waterways. Constructed from used materials, the work will be left to the elements as a way to explore the force and power of water that goes unused and unnoticed in New York City. Using the rivers water, wind, tides, and currents, the sculptures will shift and decay, leaving the work just as it is without comment on form or representation.

An indoor exhibition happened at the same time at the Anonymous Gallery.

You can find the complete documentation on the blog of the project:

List of the installations we did during the project:

Hallet’s Cove

Momo Eltono - PLAF Hallets Cove - NY

Thrash Islands

Momo Eltono - PLAF Trash Island - NY

Broadway Beach

MOMO Eltono - PLAF Broadway Beach - NY

East River Park

Momo Eltono - PLAF East River Park - NY

Gantry Plaza

Momo Eltono - PLAF Gantry Plaza - NY

Plaf Maker

Momo Eltono - PLAF Maker - NY

The Plaf Exhibition

Momo Eltono - PLAF Exhibition - NY

Map of the project with the instalations locations:


La Noche en Blanco
Matadero Contemporary Art Center
Madrid, Spain
September 22nd 2007

Project in collaboration with Nuria Mora

A climbable sculpture built for La Noche en Blanco in the yard of Matadero Madrid, the new Comtemporary Art Center in Madrid.

Wood and paint, 40 m x 20 m

Pictures by: Hoffamm

Puerta Lumbreras

150 doors , 15 days
Puerto Lumbreras, Murcia, Spain
August 17th – August 31st 2006

In August 2006, I’ve been invited by Miguel Angel Cayuela and the Puerto Lumbreras City Council to spend 15 days in the village and paint 150 doors in the old center. You can download the map of the doors here: Puerta Lumbreras Map.


Puerto Lumbreras, una localidad con algo más de 12.000 habitantes que durante 15 días al final de agosto del 2006 ha abierto su casco antiguo a las intervenciones que Eltono se dispuso a realizar en 150 puertas. La clave: no cubrir ni transformar el ambiente real, todo lo contrario, buscar la integración de estas intervenciones subrayando los detalles que puedan tener estas puertas en cuanto a texturas y colores, buscando dar protagonismo a esos lugares que han quedado al margen de un uso estético existente pero inapreciable para el peatón. Más detalles del proyecto aquí.

A book about the project has been edited by the City Council of Puerto Lumbreras.


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Artículo del cierre del proyecto en


Street sculptures installations
Independent project
Madrid, Spain
2004 – 2005

Pictures by Jota Dominguez

Pinto Gratis

Madrid, Spain

I Paint for Free campaign – 2000 posters

Light Graffiti

La Luz de Aquella Farola
Madrid, Spain
May 2002

Installation in collaboration with Nuria Mora – permanent furtive installation using street light.

Eltono Light Graffiti


Madrid, Spain

Intervention over 200 dump containers