Main and Project Room
November 2018 – January 2019
Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo presents the second collective exhibition of Marcela Armas, Gilberto Esparza and Iván Puig in the Main and Projects Room of the gallery. Conceived individually, the works materialize in the dialogue that arises from technology in communication with art. Each artist presents a body of work that reflects from different disciplines such as ecology, biology and sociology.
Bulbos *, is a series of devices that explore the limits of voltage (electrical voltage) and the resistance of materials (a metallic filament). By its nature, the metallic filaments expose the bond of this relationship of forces to red-hot, revealing the fragility of the system. Remembering the emergence of the incandescent bomb just over 100 years ago, these artifacts enunciate from their anachronism, values that challenge and oppose the principles that sustain the economic development that governs us: objectivity, homogeneity, individualism and obedience.
URBAN PARASITES / FLIES (Helicopterulis inductus), 2014
Urban Parasites is a project that arises with the intention of creating life forms that subsist at the expense of energy sources generated by the human species and that can be found in the urban environment, in this case cell phone vibrators. The project contemplated the creation of several species of robot parasites that live in certain places of the city, and that are hybrid of technological waste of different kinds and different materials. The parasites are inserted in the urban context and the daily landscape intervenes with their presence and through sound emissions.
ETYMOLOGY. From the Greek helix (helix) and pteron (wing), with suffix in diminutive, and inductus (inductor or coil). Regarding the form of locomotion of this species.
ANATOMY. This organism is a helipterum whose acetate wings are fixed on the axis of the rotating core inside its thorax measuring approximately 3 x 5 mm and come from cell phone vibrators that have been discarded. In the upper thoracic part, two copper filaments arise from the winding of photocopiers engines. These extensions allow you to connect to power sources and suspend from ceilings and other support structures
LIGHTNING CALCULATOR, 2016
Lightining calculator is an immersive installation that seeks to deepen the theory of probability. In a wall, a wooden disc with a rotating arm in its center closes the electrical circuit that intermittently lights the spotlights installed in the adjoining room. The spectator finds himself in a dark room that illuminates punctually. The work of Iván Puig generates dialogues through the hybridization of techniques such as sound installations, sculptures and various plastic supports to draw attention to the political and imaginative gesture of the spectator.
Iván Puig studied Electronics and Plastic Arts in Guanajuato, Mexico; Valencia, Spain and in Quebec, Canada. He has received the support and recognition of different institutions such as CIFO, FONCA, CMM, CENART and IMCINE among others. His work has been shown nationally and internationally in museums and contemporary art galleries.
* This project was made thanks to the Program of support for production and research in art and media of CENART 2010