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Love is blind: The musical group Ultravisión, composed by blind musicians, sings "Love at first sight". Currently, this video is part of the Cooperativa de Arte en Vídeo.
The breath of the wall or the walls that transpire: Breathable wall. Projection that adjusts to the limits of the wall to create the effect of a wall that contracts and expands, it is an ephemeral mural, a type of homage to the Mexican muralism that allows us to breathe with its testimonies.
Breathless Muralism I: Installation made with projections that fit the space and size of the walls to look like the 3 walls are breathing.
Breathless Muralism II: Installation made with projections that fit the space and size of the walls to look like the 3 walls are breathing.
Registrations, Interviews and Reports
The middle-class wastage in Mexico, or the geography of transpired devaluation: Three human sculptures inflate and deflate in front of the viewer. Made in silicon with presence sensors that activate propellers in front of the viewer.
Body Meaning : Individual exhibition of the Mexican artist César Martínez at the National Museum of the Republic of Brazil, held in Brasilia during November and December 2009.
El imperdurable mente presente (The imperdurable present). Reportage Glance II
: Reportage made by Ana Morente on the exhibition "El imperdurable mente presente" held at the Cultural Center Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain. Spanish Television.
The thickness of the present: Human sculptures of wax and copal that were melting in front of the audience. They were presented at the XXX Cervantino International Festival, the same day of my 40th birthday. For this reason, I made a self-portrait of wax that worked as "birthday candle celebration" The sculptures have scent of copal and inside the wax was red. The sculptures have a duration of 200 continuous hours.
The use of explosives for artistic purposes : Dynamite and nitroglycerine was used for the realization of these sculptures, with the purpose of building with what destroys.
They were realized under the advice of the Italian sculpture Silvana Cenci, in the forests of Northwood New Hampshire, in the United States of America between the years of 1993 and 1994.
Amé Rica G-Latina (I Loved America Jell-Latina) : Hyperrealistic human sculpture of peach-flavored jello that was eaten by the audience attending the show "Back with the senses", held at the Casa de América, so the Spanish ate the Indian. He had cantaloupe's heart.
Reportage on Homo Ibericus. : Farewell performancedinner, "Homo Ibericus or the last exdinner", human slices made with Iberian ham, Mallorcan sobrasada, Spanish ham of first quality. Farewell event after residing 5 years in Madrid, Spain. The original video is in the process of being edited. The tone of voice in Mexican accent is intentionally exaggerated.
Mexican Mariachingados in Visible Invisibilización : A group of mariachis interprets the American national anthem as the inaugural act of the Visible - Invisibilization show at the Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro. Mexico is a country that takes refuge in a flag that is not ours. The American anthem is the most heard in Mexico due to the sports transmissions coming from the US.
Gourmet Canibalism I. Tratado de libre comerse (Treaty of free eat-yourself) : Drink chocolate, pay what you owe. Tasting of an exquisite corpse of chocolarte, a human being sculpted with fine ingredients, erotically appetizing, but politically seasoned.
Gourmet Canibalism II. Tratado de libre comerse (Treaty of free eat-yourself) : Drink chocolate, pay what you owe. Tasting of an exquisite corpse of chocolarte, a human being sculpted with fine ingredients, erotically appetizing, but politically seasoned.
Xipe Totec Punk. The performer Orgy Punk was covered with Spanish serrano jam gran reserva, was skinned by Americans and Canadians at the PHI Center for the Arts in Montreal Canada. Xipe Totec is an Aztec Deity, which translated from Nahuatl means 'Our Lord the Skinned'. The one who took off the skin to feed the world.
Piedad Entubada. Mural of 8 kilometers long with motifs alluding to water, which was painted on the sarcophagus of what was the Piedad River in Mexico, D.F. It is currently a fast track known as the Piedad Viaduct. This route had only been closed for the passage of the Mexican presidents, for Pope John Paul II, for their maintenance and this time for our project.
Explotarte, Live action on channel 2's ECO program.
We detonated several rockets with poetic witchcraft that were painting different concepts in front of millions of spectators through a commercial TV channel.
Explotarte, Live action on channel 2's ECO program.
Design of uncertainty, explosive action with fireworks in television channel.
ARTivism in Querétaro. Workshop “Tayer y mañana” (Yesterday & Tomorrow). In protest of the disappeared women in the State of Querétaro, the members of the workshop went out to the street covering our eyes using as a symbolic resource the use of a bandana because it is a handkerchief rooted in Mexican customs. We walked blindly through several streets of the capital of Queretaro, causing discomfort in the local police and catching the attention of passersby or casual spectators. Later, we placed our bodies in a "condition of arrest" in front of and on the walls of the Government Palace, where we remained symbolically "detained" for more than 30 minutes.As subsequent actions and the performance of the red palate on our faces placed in various ways, We placed our bodies in different positions and public spaces key to the Historic Center of the capital of Queretaro. At some point a mother pointed out to her son that our performance was "like the truth."
ARTEntado with "drawings with gunpowder", actions and exploitations.
Explosive action to commemorate the presentation of the catalog of the sample "0bras are amores" in the Museum of Modern Art of Mexico City.
© César Martínez Silva - 2016