Disassembled Horizon by Francesca Du Brock + Daniel Monroy Cuevas
30th May - July 31st
opening Saturday 30th May 4-6pm
To unmap the terrain: A presentation of Artists’ Publishing in Mexico, developed by Fabiola Iza and initiated by Isaac Olvera
with a talk by the curator Fabiola Iza at 4.15pm
Disassembled Horizon is a collaboration between two young emerging artists currently living and working in Mexico City: Francesca Du Brock and Daniel Monroy Cuevas.
The video and textual work with voice over is a study in the commonplace experience of flying, but from a slightly altered state. As the pilot tries to adapt to the strange geometries and optical illusions present whilst flying under certain conditions, real and imagined elements come together in a disorienting simulation, where even the idea of flying becomes unfamiliar.
Francesca Du Brock is an artist originally from Alaska who currently lives and works in Mexico City. She holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College and a M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Daniel Monroy Cuevas studied Audiovisual Arts in Guadalajara and later, Cinema at the Vancouver Film School in Canada. From 2011 to 2013 he participated in the academic study program at SOMA, an organization dedicated to cultural exchange and arts education in Mexico City. He currently lives and works in Mexico City.
Disassembled Horizons was commissioned by: Casa Maauad
The work is accompanied by To unmap the terrain: A presentation of Artists’ Publishing in Mexico, developed by Fabiola Iza and initiated by Isaac Olvera and Ami Clarke on a recent residency at Del Chopo Museum, Mexico City. – please see reading room for further details.
Casa Maauad, founded in 2010 by Mexican artist Anuar Maauad, is a non-profit, production-based, residency program in Mexico City.
With a focus on contemporary art, Casa Maauad is unique within Mexico City. Our goal is to foster the creation of solid relationships between international artists and the local art scene. In order to do so, we encourages residents to establish fruitful exchanges through out their stay at the house on a one on one personal basis, as well as through the production and exhibition of their work.
Artists living in Mexico City have long collaborated with the house by participating with the Project Room. We support local artists by giving them an exhibition space and access to curators, directors and artists from the Mexican art world and abroad.
Casa Maauad serves as a meeting point for artists, curators, institutions, museums and galleries. We aspire to maintain a diverse and innovative programing in order to continue to support contemporary art in Mexico City.
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