Trading Cities 4 In Ersilia, to establish the relationships that sustain the city’s life, the inhabitants stretch strings from the corners of the houses, white or black or gray or black-and-white according to whether they mark a relationship of blood, of trade, authority, agency. When the strings become so numerous that you can no longer pass among them, the inhabitants leave: the houses are dismantled; only the strings and their supports remain. From a mountainside, camping with their household goods, Ersilia’s refugees look at the labyrinth of taut strings and poles that rise in the plain. That is the city of Ersilia still, and they are nothing. They rebuild Ersilia elsewhere. They weave a similar pattern of strings which they would like to be more complex and at the same time more regular than the other. Then they abandon it and take themselves and their houses still farther away. Thus, when traveling in the territory of Ersilia, you come upon the ruins of abandoned cities, without the walls which do not last, without the bones of the dead which the wind rolls away: spiderwebs of intricate relationships seeking a form. « Italo Calvino l Invisible Cities »

Trading Cities 4

In Ersilia, to establish the relationships that sustain the city’s life, the inhabitants stretch strings from the corners of the houses, white or black or gray or black-and-white according to whether they mark a relationship of blood, of trade, authority, agency. When the strings become so numerous that you can no longer pass among them, the inhabitants leave: the houses are dismantled; only the strings and their supports remain.

From a mountainside, camping with their household goods, Ersilia’s refugees look at the labyrinth of taut strings and poles that rise in the plain. That is the city of Ersilia still, and they are nothing.

They rebuild Ersilia elsewhere. They weave a similar pattern of strings which they would like to be more complex and at the same time more regular than the other. Then they abandon it and take themselves and their houses still farther away.

Thus, when traveling in the territory of Ersilia, you come upon the ruins of abandoned cities, without the walls which do not last, without the bones of the dead which the wind rolls away: spiderwebs of intricate relationships seeking a form.

« Italo Calvino l Invisible Cities »

..Certes espécies de costums discrets XII:  Era un perro sin ojos para llorar. / It was a dog without eyes to cry.”Graphic / Mixed Media 60 x 90 cm © Zael von Mazon 2014
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..Certes espécies de costums discrets XII:
Era un perro sin ojos para llorar. / It was a dog without eyes to cry.”
Graphic / Mixed Media
60 x 90 cm
© Zael von Mazon
2014

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// Próxima exposición colectiva en la que participo.  Todos quedan invitados.  // Next collective exhibition in which I participate.  Everyone are invited. Juntamos Mundos I Inauguración Sábado 27. Septiembre 2014 I 16:00 Hrs. Galería La 77 l J.García Icazbalceta No. 77. Colonia San Rafael,  Del. Cuauhtemoc, México D.F.

// Próxima exposición colectiva en la que participo.
Todos quedan invitados.
// Next collective exhibition in which I participate.
Everyone are invited.

Juntamos Mundos I Inauguración
Sábado 27. Septiembre 2014 I 16:00 Hrs.
Galería La 77 l J.García Icazbalceta No. 77. Colonia San Rafael,
Del. Cuauhtemoc, México D.F.

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lichtssaergen

lichtssaergen:

(solo) quedan espacios en blanco,
quedan los pasos del ausente.
(solo) quedan otros,
quedan sin descansar en paz.

// b y . L i c h t s s ä r g e n :
Voice Improvisation: Uryan Lozano [ @uryan-lozano ]
Visuals & Recording: Zael Von Mazon

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