Manta de Cielo
Manta de cielo, 2022
pigments and acrylic base on dyed cotton canvas
7 x 9 x 2.8 m/ 23 x 30 x 99 ft
Installation view at JO-HS, Mexico City, May 2022
Manta de cielo is a portable sculpture, a flexible space, a tent that provides shade. The textile piece was created with the intention of hosting gatherings, events and celebrations underneath it. The eight parts that make the piece are tied together with knots, keeping the composition simple yet versatile, so that the tent transforms itself by adapting to the space where it is installed.
On the textile surface we created a map of the symbols that constitute our pictorial language.
A synthesis of our shapes and colors. Manta de cielo refers both to the fabric of the universe and the simple cotton cloth that we use in Mexico as a kitchen rag, both grandiose and ordinary. The fabric transforms the space where it’s installed and filters the light to turn it a bright shade of pink, it creates and atmosphere that transforms everything inside it.
Making the most of the portable and flexible qualities of textile, we want to see this piece travel,
and for multiple and different events to happen inside it.