Tuesday, October 25, 2011

air: a texture of life



Selected piece in juried Time Based Air Salon

VI International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art

Presented at Museum Diego Rivera Anahuacalli

May - July 2011

Ixchel Suarez

Work Title: Air: A texture of life

Year made: 2011

Duration 5 minutes

Reproduction DVD Quicktime video

Production Team

The Elements

Victor Del Corral (USA) Composer & Performer
Michael Przysiezny (CAN) Multi Media
Sofia Powell (CAN) Video
Myriam Suarez (MEX) Poetry(Spanish-English-Nahuatl)
Ixchel Suarez (CAN) Concept, Textile Production, Photography, Video& voice

Concept of the work. AIR: A Texture of Life

The integration of images, poetry and music with a woven structure became a new entity in itself expanding the original dimension of the piece into a broader object in which these elements flow inside it, resembling air passing through textures.

Music flowing in a spiralling motion, moving swiftly through valleys and peaks absorbing colours from the woven structure and dancing in unison with it. From sketch to fabric, integrating cord by cord.

Inspired by the emotion of the music created especially for AIR, the film flows seamlessly between stills and video, and captures the spirit of the piece, bringing it to life.

Words became the common thread weaving cultures, ideas and diverse art forms. It was through them that this project came to life, uniting us, The Elements, and allowing us to creatively express our own sense of freedom.


Project Time Based Video: AIR: A Texture of Life

(Poem in English, Spanish and Nahuatl). Written by: Myriam Suarez (MEX)

Y si n o es de él…. De que está formado nuestra vida…Air blowing through the trees.

Si no fuera por el…..como viajarían nuestras ilusiones…Air playing in the leaves.

Air brushing against the sky… Los amores que vuelan lejos, libres….como existirían?

Air releasing my soul… donde los sueños reposarían

blooming flowers seem to shiver in a dance....AIR… donde la trama del corazón latente pulsaría?

as falling into a very special kind of trance....AIR… A I R E …….EJEKATL………regresa….. tlakuepa….abraza….napaloli

AIR eternal AIR… Mariposa, papalotl vuela libre, alto por el profundo mar de ….aire… brisa del mar: amixtli

AIR and ever lasting AIR… Amante, ama con locura desenfrenada en lo profundo del mar

KITE SURFS SPEEDING UP TO BE SAFE……..aire…….abraza mis locuras

AS YOU WHISPER A SECRET IN HER EAR.....AIR… Aire……. Desdobla mis ilusiones….eterno….. amotlamini

AND AIR CARRIES IT AROUND THE WORLD… Aire…… aleja mis temores mas profundos

AND DECIDES WHERE IT WILL TAKE IT… Aire….átame al amor

CLOSE YOUR EYES… Aire…..desata los prejuicios

LET YOUR HEART FLOAT THROUGH AIR… Cuando caigan las estrellas, no permitas que golpeen mi ser

LISTEN TO ALL THE SECRETS JUST LIKE A LULLABY… Llévame en tus brazos… papalotli….

COSMIC KARMA SURROUNDING MY SOUL… enséñame tu manera de siempre ir ligero

COMPLETING THE JOY… Y si caigo ayúdame a proteger mi caída….llévate los pensamientos de odio y rencor

LIFE...DEATH.....CREATION....LIBERATION........SOUND AND SORROW

LAUGHTER AND PAIN.......NOW AND THEN

AIR.....BEAUTIFUL LIGHT… Enséñame temachtia, a bailar como las hojas del maple en una tarde de otoño

AIR.....GRACEFUL SIGHT… Ven, ven, ven, ven a mi….aire.

AIR.... La paz, paxia que he encontrado en ti es la paz de una estrella que cayendo va

.A THOUGHT… Una estrella nunca cae….tú la invitas a viajar.

..AIR...AIRE... paraguas etéreo en tiempos de lluvia. Kiauitl...AIR...AIRE…

...ART, ETHAREAL LOVE. Air, Air, Air…


4 comments:

Michelle said...

Fabuloso!!! It was so good to see this piece again. I just love it and I enjoyed this video so much. What a great collaboration. And I really love seeing the poem written in the different languages too. Bellisima amica.
XOXO Michelle

ixchel suarez said...

thank you Michelle. We only need another version in italiano too!
ciao bambina!

Tannaz said...

It's really gorgeous!!!


Tannaz

MUsic LOver..<3 said...

Just WONDERFUL!