Love is blind: Amor es ciego: The blind musical group Ultravisión sings "Amor a primera vista" (Love at first sight). This video is currently part of the Cooperativa de Arte en Vídeo.
Walls that breathe: Breathing wall. Projection onto the wall adjusts to fit the space to create the effect of a wall that expands and contracts, an ephemeral mural, a type of homage to Mexican muralism whose history we breathe through its testimonies.
Breathless Muralism I: Atmosphere created with projections that adjust to the dimensions of the walls to give the appearance that the 3 walls are breathing.
Breathless Muralism II: Atmosphere created with projections that adjust to the dimensions of the walls to give the appearance that the 3 walls are breathing.
The breakdown of the middle class in Mexico, or geography of the devaluation: Three sculptures in the form of human figures inflate and deflate before the spectator. Created from silicon with motion sensors to activate.
Signified Body: Solo Show by Mexican artist César Martínez at the National Museum of the Republic of Brazil, held in Brasilia during November and December 2009.
The everlasting mind (El imperdurable mente presente). Miradas II Report: Report by Ana Morente on the show "El imperdurable mente presente" held at the Centro Cultural Conde Duque, in Madrid, Spain. Miradas II program, Spanish Television.
The density of the present: Sculptures of human figures made from wax and copal that were melted before the attending public. Presented at the XXX Festival Internacional Cervantino, to coincide with my 40th birthday, so I prepared a self-portrait in wax that acted as a "birthday candle". To wax or not to wax, the sculptures are fragrant with copal and red wax was used in their interiors. The sculptures remain lit for 200 continual hours.
Using explosives for artistic purposes: Dynamite and nitroglycerin were used to create these sculptures, to construct from that which destructs.
These works were created under the guidance of Italian sculptor Silvana Cenci, in the woods of Northwood, New Hampshire, USA in 1993-1994.
Amé Rica G-Latina (I Loved America Jell-Latina) : Hyper-realistic sculpture of a human figure made from peach-flavored jelly, which was eaten by the attending audience at the show "A vuelta con los sentidos" (Back to the senses), held at Casa de América, just as the Spanish consumed the indigenous peoples. It had a melon heart.
Report on Homo Ibericus. Farewell performance banquet, "Homo Ibericus o la última excena", slices of human represented by serrano ham, sobrassada sausage, and top quality Spanish cold meats. Farewell event after 5 years in Madrid, Spain. The original video is currently being edited. The tone of the Mexican voiceover is exaggerated.
Mexican Mariachingados, Visibly Invisible. A group of mariachis plays the US national anthem to open the show Visible - Invisibilización (Invisible) at the Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro. Mexico is a country that takes refuge in a flag that is not ours. The US national anthem is the most heard in Mexico, because of the broadcasting of US sporting events.
Gourmet Cannibalism I. Free food agreement: Toma chocolate, paga lo que debes (Take what you want, don’t bother paying for it). Tasting of a human form exquisitely sculpted from chocolate, made with the finest ingredients, erotically appetizing, but politically seasoned.
Gourmet Cannibalism II. Free food agreement. Toma chocolate, paga lo que debes (Take what you want, don’t bother paying for it). Tasting of a human form exquisitely sculpted from chocolate, made with the finest ingredients, erotically appetizing, but politically seasoned.
Xipe Totec Punk. Performer Orgy Punk was covered with top quality Spanish serrano ham, and skinned by Americans and Canadians at the PHI Centre for the Arts in Montreal, Canada. Xipe Totec is an Aztec deity, which translated from the Nahuatl means 'Nuestro Señor el Desollado' (Our Lord, The Flayed). He who removed his own skin to feed the world.
Piedad Entubada. 8 km mural with water-related motifs painted along the sarcophagus of what was once the Piedad River in Mexico City. It is now an express road known as the Viaducto Piedad. This roadway had only been closed before for Mexican presidents, Pope John Paul II, maintenance, and now for our project.
Explotarte, (Explosive Art), action performed live on the Canal 2 show ECO. Various firecrackers painted with different images were set off with poetic sorcery in front of millions of viewers via a commercial TV channel.
Explotarte, (Explosive Art), action performed live on the Canal 2 show ECO. Explosive art and design of uncertainty, explosive action with fireworks on television.
ARTivism in Queretaro. Results of the “Tayer y mañana” offered by artist César Martínez.
In protest of the women gone missing in the Mexican state of Queretaro, the participants in the workshop took to the streets covering our eyes with bandanas, a symbolic gesture as the bandana has deep roots in Mexican tradition. We walked blind through various streets in the state capital, making the local police uneasy and drawing the attention of passersby or casual onlookers. We then assumed the “arrest position” and stood outside the walls of the government palace where we stayed for over 30 minutes symbolically “detained". Following that, and with the performance object of the red bandana worn in different ways over our faces, we placed our bodies in different positions in key public spaces in the Historic Center of the Queretaro state capital. At one point, a mother said to her child that our performance “spoke the truth”.
ARTEntado with “dibrujos con pólvora”, actions and explosive art.
Explosive action to commemorate the presentation of the “Obras son amores” (Actions speak louder) exhibition catalog at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City.