Mexican Vanities'

Set of 13 canvases, coffee, wine, on satin and velvet, 2012
Canvas dimensions 18 x 13 cm, 24 x 18 cm, 35 x 30 cm, 30 x 25 cm, 40 x 30 cm
 

Mexican Vanities

"After having studied the texts of ancient chilams, I was familiar with the concept of time is quite different from that prevailing in our ordinary world. For chilams, past and future coexist in an impossible present: The Former Future. '

Michel Boccara, 'The popular Religion of the Mayas'

The heat and humidity of Akumal in Quintana Roo allowed to implement one of the phenomena present in 'Laboratory 01' in 1995 : the capillarity. This physical phenomenon, its observation and attempts to manage this process had enabled the realization of thirty pieces of fabric stretched over the frame, which progressed on grounds of coffee, wine, vinegar, etc..

Seven paintings were selected and photographed.

A few days later, returning from a trip to Chichen Itza, the drawings created by capillarity on paintings had disappeared. Ants had absorbed the wine, coffee and molds gradually replaced the drawings of other natural phenomena in turn had taken possession of the paintings. But the void left by ants, mold that appeared had more sense, here, than the disappeared drawings