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Lost Bell

2017
una escultura para sustituir la campana perdida del campanario del ex Templo de Santa Teresa que se especula que desapareció durante la revolución cuando el recinto, actual museo de arte contemporáneo Museo ExTeresa, fue base militar.

La nueva campana fue fundida añadiendo fragmentos de pistolas viejas, rifles y municiones vacías e inscribiendo los diferentes logos y fechas de las armas fundidas, con las decoraciones carácteristicas de las campanas de diferentes siglos del centro de México, combinando las historias de prácticas militares y eclesiásitcas unidas por siglos en los que el metal de las armas y cañones se ha convertido en campanas y visceversa, abriendo al público su activación y resonancia en el espacio.
A proposal for a lost bell that disappeared without a trace at one of the oldest bell towers in Mexico city from a XVI century convent (now Contemporary Art Museum, Museo ExTeresa). For this new bell, a mixture of decorations that have been used in different centuries were inscripted along with the logos and texts found written on the fragments of guns that were melted to cast it.

The resulting sculpture summarizes a contemporary interpretation of a common practice that relates to the construction of a bell, where the metal used for canons was often melted for its construction, and, in times of war, the metal of bells was melted to build cannons (a practice mentioned in historic records of the conquest were it is believed that the first bell after the of Tenochtitlan was casted with the canons of Cortés). This constant cycle and reuse of the material, tangentially shows the connection between the state and clerical power that were involved in the colonization of the now mexican territory since many centuries ago.

Lost Bell

2015-2017
bronze bell casted adding bullets and fragments of firearms
35x30x30cm

Exhibition view, Museo ExTeresa, Mexico city, 2017.

Synchrony
Temporal
Largo Aliento
Uprising, after Ximeno y Planes (destruction)
Uprising, after Ximeno y Planes (reconstruction)
Carbon
Pulse Clock
Invisible Structures
Réplica
Concrete Acoustics (Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin)
Concrete Acoustics (Calle Dr Mora 7, 06050, Cd. de México)
Those who said our things before us
Notes on material history
Solo, solo, solo con el mar a solas
Lost Paintings
Lost Bell
Lost Sculptures
Negation
The day is past and gone and gone and gone
500 years of Resonance (Mexico city, 1500-2015)
Universal Coordinated Time (Empty Quarters, UAE)