Photo: Courtesy of Benet Sánchez

Sustainable 9D muralism to take over Mexico

26/11/2016
19:34
Dalia Cristerna / Clínica de periodismo
Mexico City
-A +A
“Art can bring together new forms of sustainability, underline the social dimension entailed in such processes, while promoting different ways of thinking among viewers”

Artists Eduardo de Palma and Benet Sánchez presented their 9D sustainable mural project with a conference in the Telegraph Museum in Mexico City earlier today.

Sustainable 9D muralism brings together state of the art technologies, such as augmented reality, and innovative sustainable techniques to preserve the environment through the display of monumental murals in Mexico.

The project wishes to bring forth a circuit of 9D murals that are coated with a photo-catalytic layer, which promotes effective decontamination of the environment, resembling that of a mature tree per square meter.

The murals are expected to be between twenty to thirty meters long and, inside each mural, there are codes and patterns that can be scanned by a mobile device to display audiovisual features which relate to the area where the murals are being showcased: “You simply take a picture of each mural and the audiovisual content is reproduced by a mobile device once reconnaissance patterns are made” Benet Sánchez explained.

In this sense, the artists showed a mural created for the El Carmen neighborhood in Coyoacán, Mexico City, which features a coyote that, once it is being scanned, shows a video of an historical tour to the landmarks of the colonial neighborhood.

Each mural will be shown in anonymity for three years and all residents of the neighborhoods, where murals will be exhibited, are invited to participate in their creation and concept: “The social dimension of the project is paramount as our proposal aims to reinvigorate the social tissue of society”, Eduardo de Plama noted.

Fifty murals have already been commissioned for neighborhoods in the states of Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, Coahuila, Chiapas.

In Mexico City, the murals will be showcased in eight traditional neighborhoods of the Tláhuac district, as well as in several neighborhoods in the Coyoacán and Cuahutémoc districts, respectively.

In today’s conference Eduardo de Palma also expressed that: “Art can bring together new forms of sustainability, underline the social dimension entailed in such processes, while promoting different ways of thinking among viewers”.

Mantente al día con el boletín de El Universal

Comentarios