Funambuls

Casal Solleric
Passeig del Born 27, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
April 2018

Curated by Jordi Pallarès

Mouldings:

Palma is full of architectural and decorative elements as interesting as they are peculiar. The artist select some of them to reproduced the space they generate cutting the three-dimensional negative space of these geometric fragments. They are shapes that one could easily touch and perfectly recognize with his finger. Wooden mouldings that the artist makes us locate and fit in while we discover others. A different look on the city aesthetic.

Rub:

One of the smallest street in the city has been intervened by the artist. Blue, red and green. The participants have to find it, rub their black backpacks on it and impregnate them with these colors. A dust that they will release immediately on the exhibition space walls with another body rub. A loading and downloading exercise where the contact of the body with the wall connects us with the city activity and leave some traces that talk about our presence in it. A subtle collective “pollination” that, beyond the possible accidents, wants to eliminate borders between indoor and outdoor while it gives back respect to the others and towards what’s on our back.

Random Itineraries:

By throwing a dice you can randomly stroll around the city. Randomness leads us into streets that we don’t usualy know while we’re playing and tracing the generated itinerary on a map. Absurd and persistent, open or closed, these broken lines show our activity when we act as funambulist. Geometric and irregular routes that, magnifying their scale, are reassigned and reinterpreted by the artist in the exhibition space.

Petrogliphs:

Following clues, the idea is to find images or signs that others carved in the walls’ stones. A calcareous stone typical from the Balearic Islands that register every type of interventions and erosion of the passing time. Walls where suggestive anonymous traces are detected and reproduced on paper. An activity that gives the opportunity to discover incisions as footprints accumulated by those that coincided in the same place transcending (beyond) time.

Chalk Line:

This activity consists in the making of a collective, generative and random mural drawing full of uncertain straight lines. Using the chalk line as a classic tool used in construction work, each participant marks a line that is the result of joining the coordinates of two points. Dice randomness choose the length and inclination of each line while the whip of the historic blue pigment marks the wall. The same pigment that is used to whitened clothes. Personalized distances that are traced with tension and liable to be returned to the street.

Exhibition view:

 

Pictures: Jordi Pallarès, Yago Marqués and Eltono
Graphic design: Javier Siquier

 

 

X Miami

Composition on building
Miami, USA
Project curated by Biinary Studios
07/2018

 

Thanks @golden305 for the help!
Pictures by Diana @parcialmentenublada

Trames I & II

Composition on tramway
Échappées d’art, Angers, France
Project curated by Winterlong gallery
Summer 2018

Pictures: Thierry Bonnet – Ville d’Angers

Palma Residency

Palma Festival
Le Pavillon, Caen, France
March 2018

www.palmafestival.com

15 days residency at the Pavillon on the tip of the Caen Peninsula.

Tourbillons:

Crossing the Orne river one day using the Orne-Boom (a boom built in 1908 that is used to regulate the tide) I realized that in font of each door, on the downstream side, the water was forming very powerful whirlpools. The next time I crossed the bridge I saw that the debris that had been floating the day before was still turning around in the same place. I understood that the whirlpools were so strong that any objects caught in them could barely escape. So, I decided to throw some art in one of the strongest whirlpools and see what would happen. After 5 days I decided to get them back and, after quite a lot of trouble, I managed to fish them all out of the water and bring them back to the exhibition space.

Random routes:

 

“Le Pavillon”, the venue where my residency took place and where I showed the results of my experiments in the street, is situated on the tip of the Caen Peninsula. It’s a very interesting area because it is surrounded by water (the St. Pierre Bassin, the Caen à la Mer Canal, the Orne river and the Victor Hugo canal) and currently it’s in the middle of a huge urban transformation. Modern constructions, old factories, abandoned buildings, designed green areas and waste land are all mixed together. This makes it an open space, well defined and perfect for aleatory wandering.
 
For this exercise, I defined 23 points at key spots around the area (building angles, crossroads and corners). The goal was to walk from one point to another choosing at random the next point. The route started at point n.º1, had to go through 10 points and finished again at point n.º1. The result of each stroll generated a design that was then converted into a wood sculpture using a laser at the local Dôme Fablab. Finally, I painted and exhibited them at the Pavillon. I traced 11 routes myself and 6 were traced by the participants of a workshop with the Fablab. Each sculpture represents a 30 to 40 minutes stroll on a distance from 2 to 3 km.
 

 

Modo n.º16

Generative and participative painting
La Grette Neighborhood
Besançon, France 04/2017

10 days and 180 participants – project organized by Juste Ici part of a CLEA (local contract of artistic education) with la Butte and la Grette schools.

Thanks to the whole Juste Ici team, to the volunteers, to the MJC Grette-Butte, to the 408 residents, to the teachers of la Butte and la Grette schools and all to the children who participated in the painting.

Corners of(f) Society

11/2018, collective show, Colab Gallery, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Funambuls

04/2018, solo show, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Modo n.º33

12/2018, generative and collective mural painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Madrid, Spain

CSC Clou Bouchet

10/2018, mural painting in Niort, France

Modo n.º30

10/2018, generative mural painting in Niort, France

“80 Prospect”

Silk-screen print edited by IDEO Cambridge

Modo n.º27

07/2018, generative and participative mural painting for Beyond Walls, Lynn, USA

X Miami

07/2018, composition on building, Miami, USA

Trames I & II

07/2018, composition on tramway, Angers, France

“7Y7R7B”

Generative wood block prints, Center Street Studio, Boston, USA

Palma Residency

03/2018, artist residency for the Palma festival, Caen, France

Corrientes

Corrientes
Milestone Festival
Girona, Spain
September 2016

Project in collaboration with Nuria Mora.

15 kinetic sculptures installed in the Ter river. Current was used to generate movement.

Pictures by Miguel Water, Nuria Mora and Eltono.
Thanks a lot to Dani for his immeasurable help.