Mexico City

Gilberto Esparza and Marcela Armas

Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo

Gilberto Esparza and Marcela Armas are Mexican artists who operate both collaboratively and individually. They use sound as a basis for site-specific projects, urban interventions, videos, and documents. In doing so, they deal directly with technological issues specific to the present, including experimental technologies such as robotics. Their artistic practice considers high- and low-tech materials left over from an ever-expanding capitalist system that depends on the brief use and constant disposal of objects in order to subsist. Cables, radios, engines, lightbulbs, oil, steel, rubber tires, car horns, electric sanders, sensors: hundreds of parts that make up the systems that help define our experience of contemporary life. Each of the sensitive objects they employ contains information that allows these two urban adventurers to point out the banality of power through technology and the

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