LOS CARPINTEROS │ Parasol Unit, London → 24 May 2015

'Tomates' (detail), 2013. Real tomatoes and watercolour splash, porcelain, dimensions variable. Photo: Jason Wyche. Courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery, New York and Ivorypress, Madrid. © Los Carpinteros
‘Tomates’ (detail), 2013. Real tomatoes and watercolour splash, porcelain, dimensions variable. Photo: Jason Wyche. Courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery, New York and Ivorypress, Madrid. © Los Carpinteros

(Posted 7 May 2015. The text is in an older version of Ñspel.)

“Paṛsol ynit fândešn fr cntmprri āt z dlîtd t priznt an xibišn v wrcs bî Kbn āt c̣lctv, Los Carpinteros (Marco Castiyo n Dagoberto Rodrīgez). Ɖs xibišn, ɖ dyo’z frst mêjr šo in a public Lundn instityšn, includz xtnsv insṭlešnz, sculpčrz, wōtrculr drōñz n a filmscrīnñ, ẇč em t xplor n inteṛget ɖ funẋnalti v ācitecčr, dzîn n ɖ evrde objct.

Ɖ deftli craftd – n ofn hymṛs – insṭlešnz n sculpčrz md bî Los Carpinteros me apir ẇimzicl at frst, yt evri pìs hz an eḷmnt v ṗlitcl comntri, mostli rletd t ɖer prsnl xpirı̣ns n contxt. Ɖs dcoṭmi pṛvîdz a vast rzws wɖ ẇč ɖe cn b bʈ plêfl n critcl. Ofn dscrîbd az inṭrogtv āt, ɖer wrc xaminz ɖ rlešnšp btwn āt n ssayti, fwm n funẋn, practcalti n frivḷsṇs.

Fr ɖ Los Carpinteros xibišn at Paṛsol ynit, ɖ grândflor gaḷriz r dedicetd t lj-scêl insṭlešnz n sculpčrz, sč az Tomates, 2013. Ɖs xtnsv wōlinsṭlešn cnsists v mr ɖn 200 riyl tmātoz splatrd agnst ɖ gaḷrīwōl, on ẇč bytifli craftd pwṣlen tmātoz r instwld, ivocñ wɖ a pýňnt senṣtivti ɖ inṭple v a ṗlitcl uprîzñ. Olso xibitd z 17m, an insṭlešn cmprîzd v a 17-mītr-loñ cloɖñrêl on ẇč hañ mr ɖn tu hundṛd blac sūts puñčrd ʈrt bî a gêpñ star. Altoparlante Solimar (Solimar Lâdspīcr), 2008, z an inwms ebnīwŭd strucčr emyletñ Hvana’z Solimar apātmntbildñ, dzînd bî Manuel Copado in 1944 n wel-nôn fr its moḍnist dzîn, impozñ hît n its lj-scêl sîṇsýdl balc̣niz. Ɖ Los Carpinteros strucčr z a lj acūstc box, in ẇč č apātmnt hz bcm a lâdspīcr t rīpṛdys ɖ výsz v ɖ famliz livñ insd it. Ɖ târñ LEGO® brics cnstruẋn, Robotica, 2013, z bêst on ɖ Stêt Sạntific Sentr fr Ṛbotcs n Tecnicl Sîḅnetcs in St. Pītrzbrg, refṛnsñ fwmr Sôvı̣t cmemṛtv monymnts.

Los Carpinteros’ wōtrculr drōñz, svṛl xamplz v ẇč r includd in ɖ xibišn, ofn funẋn lîc ācitcčṛl blūprints fr cnstruẋnz ɖt r bilt t scêl n adaptd fr č ptklr xibišnspês. Ɖz wōtrculr drōñz ofr a welʈ v psbltiz n inspirešn fr ptenšl fabricešn v wrcs, olɖo sm onli rmen az fanṭsi, yt ɖe r an intrinsic pāt v ɖer practis, actñ az a cmynic̣tv tūl or on-gwñ dscušn btwn ɖ ātists.

In ɖ upr-flor gaḷriz z a siriz v wōtrculr drōñz alñ wɖ sm sml-scêl prôtotîp modlz, ẇč r bêst on priznstrucčrz n fabricetd yzñ Cwtn stīl. Sm v ɖ modlz hv mtirı̣lîzd intu lj-scêl rīdñrūmz fr uɖr cmišnd projcts. Scrīnñ ʈrt ɖ xibišn wl b ɖ film Conga Irreversible, 2012, a pfwmns orijinli cnsivd n pṛdyst bî Los Carpinteros ātc̣lctv on ɖ ocežn v ɖ 2012 Hvana Bîeňl.

Ɖs xibišn, kretd bî Zība Āḍlan, Fândr/Drctr v Paṛsol ynit, z acumṗnid bî a rletd prôgram v edycešnl ivnts at ɖ fândešn.

Ātist Bîogṛfi

Kbn ātc̣lctv, Los Carpinteros (Ɖ Cāpntrz), cnsist v Māco Antonio Castiyo Valdez (b. 1971) n Dagoberto Rodrīgez Sančez (b. 1969). Ɖe stātd t wrc az a grūp ẇl studiyñ at ɖ Instituto Superior de Arte in Hvana in ɖ ŕli 1990z. Ɖer ŕvra okpîz an intrīgñ n ambiğs eria btwn conspčlizm, activizm n fwmlizm. Ɖer ʈri-dmnšnl wrcs r cómplimentd bî wōtrculrz n vidioz. Ɖ ātists liv n wrc btwn Mdrid, Spên, n Hvana, Kba.

Wrcs bî Los Carpinteros r in svṛl public n prîvt c̣lẋnz […]”

 

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