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Sediment. [An investigation arising from a photograph] (Précis)


29 December 2016
This month's topic: Artistic Research

Sediment. [An investigation arising from a photograph] (Précis)

Cluster of sediment on the road. Location of the object: Kilometre 16.5 Carretera Interamericana. Guatemala. 2016. Photographed by: Mario Alberto López.

Stemming from a photograph that shows a cluster of debris on the road, Mario Alberto López Cruz begins an exhaustive analysis that begins focussing on formal aspects (the anatomy of the group), to establish a whole speculative pathway that covers aesthetic, poetic, scientific, and technological perspectives.

The research concludes with an experiment, stemming from the creation of an organism equipped with an electronic circuit capable of interacting with the public space through a sensor that emits a signal that records live. The experiment takes place in Guatemala.

Mario Alberto López was born and lives in La Antigua Guatemala. He’s curious, spiritual, an inveterate researcher, musician, organiser and cultural agent. A rocker, he’s passionate about astronomy, bonsais, electronics, science, philosophy and contemporary art. A vegetarian, lover of stray dogs, who can’t live without perfumes. He has written and published his own hypotheses and theories.

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