Solar: Public Space Dispute Extraction: Lagoon

(2015-2017)

 

Extraction, Lagoon Ahuatempan

 

  • Site-Specific Intervention

  • Mixed media

  • Drawing

  • Oil Painting

  • Documents

  • 3D Models

 

 

México

 

 

 

In this work, Ulises Matamoros, manages to place a synthetic “solar” circle (made of nylon) in the center of a small lagoon in his community of Santa Inés Ahuatempan (Sierra Mixteca, Puebla, Mexico). In this semi-desert region, the distribution of water does not depend on artificial structures (governmental, from the state), but on the natural water cycle.

 

 

 

The circle, is placed in the waters of the lagoon during rainy season when the water becomes abundant, and is left to float without further intervention. Passing the rain season, Ulises returns, to find a dry lagoon. Then it is proposed to look for the circle, and what might become of it almost invisible, perhaps dried up to reintegrate with the ground.

 

Ulises Matamoros Ulises Matamoros

 Extraction: lagoon

 Site-specific intervention 

Documentary photographs 2015-2016

Dimensions variable 

 

Ulises Matamoros Ulises Matamoros

 Extraction: lagoon

 Site-specific intervention 

Documentary photographs 2015-2016

Dimensions variable 

 

Ulises Matamoros Ulises Matamoros

 Extraction: lagoon

 Site-specific intervention 

Documentary photographs 2015-2016

Dimensions variable 

 

Ulises Matamoros Ulises Matamoros

 Extraction: lagoon

 Site-specific intervention 

Draphite drawing 2015-2016

 21 x 27.9 cm ( 8,1/4 x 11 3/4 in)   

 

Ulises Matamoros Ulises Matamoros

 Extraction: lagoon

 Site-specific intervention 

Graphite drawing, pencil,  papers cut-out  2015-2016

 21 x 27.9 cm ( 8,1/4 x 11 3/4 in)   

WORK