Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsás und Paris Díaz, Cartography of the Stain: New Fossils, 2020-2021, Augmented-Reality-Installation, © Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsás, Paris Díaz, Foto: Elias Siebert
Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsás und Paris Díaz, Cartography of the Stain: New Fossils, 2020-2021, Augmented-Reality-Installation, © Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsás, Paris Díaz, Foto: Elias Siebert

Cartography of the Stain: New Fossils, 2020-2021

The installation New Fossils, a spin-off from the project Cartography of the Stain combines analogue and digital elements. The cities Guadalajara in Mexico and Karlsruhe in Germany are contrasted in this work to bring out their differences and similarities. This includes thematizing macroperspectives on the cities and microissues of everyday life. Further, this work motivates its viewers to think about the ecological footprint humans leave behind on the Earth. Cartography of the Stain: New Fossils refers to the term “Anthropocene,” which denotes the current geologic age in which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and environment. It has become popular and is proposed as the name for a new geologic epoch in 2000. 

Supported by the City to City: Human Responsibility initiative of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network Media Arts Cluster. A project of the UNESCO City of Media Arts cities Karlsruhe and Guadalajara.

Period

17.09.2021 – 17.10.2021

Location

Friedrichsplatz, in front of the Natural History Museum

Artists

Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsás

Artist, Karlsruhe (Germany)
Gerardo Nolasco

Team UNESCO Cities of Media Arts
Karlsruhe (Germany) – Guadalajara (Mexico)

Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsás is an artist, researcher and independent publisher, born in Mexico City, works and lives in Karlsruhe. He uses a variety of media in his artistic practice, from painting, through machine learning to sound. Gerardo studied at San Carlos Academy and Universidad del Nuevo Mundo in Mexico City. He has taught and given seminars in different institutions, including at the UNAM (Mexico City), University of Art (Puebla, Mexico), Hochschule für Gestaltung, and Staatliche Akademie in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsás has exhibited at a number of art institutions and galleries in Mexico and abroad. This list includes; Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporáneo and the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico City, the Kunsthalle Budapest in Hungary, the Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland, ZKM in Karlsruhe, Art Science Exhibits at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, and in Palazzo Albrizzi, a parallel exhibition to the 58th Venice Biennale in Venice.

Artist’s Website: www.gerardonolasco.com

Paris Díaz

Artist, Guadalajara (Mexico)
Paris Díaz

Team UNESCO Cities of Media Arts
Karlsruhe (Germany) – Guadalajara (Mexico)

Composer and multidisciplinary artist/creative , multi-faceted, graduated from the Music career with compositional orientation from the University of Guadalajara, I have studied courses in contemporary music in Germany and participated in international competitions within the field of composition and participating in cultural events both inside and outside my home city.

"I use different styles, forms and disciplines to create, recreate and express myself. Each fragment of my work is a step on the way to finding my own language; I use art to connect and reconnect with others. Art is my personal means to leave a positive mark on humanity..."

Artist’s Website: parisdiaz.com

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