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JANUS

















THE SUN            CASTS
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IN   YOUR   MIND





Janus is my debut album as a solo musician. The electronics of modular synthesizers, the olympic spirits of New wave, Krautrock beats, the plausible nonsense of No wave, Californian psychedelia, the soundscapes of rural Mexican life, the thresholds between different states of consciousness, and overall the intimacy with oneself were some of the subjects that inspired.

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Janus es mi album debut. En la Antigua Roma, Janus es el dios de las puertas, los umbrales, transiciones, comienzos y finales. El punk y el espíritu olímpico del New wave de Inglaterra, el Krautrock de Alemania, la psicodelia de California, el No Wave de Nueva York, la electrónica de sintetizadores modulares, los bombos del Tecno, el baile catártico, los umbrales entre distintos estados de consciencia, y sobre todo la intimación con uno mismo fueron temas que inspiraron.



Janus cuenta con la participación de distinguidos colegas: Yamil Rezc, Migue de She’s a Tease, Julián de Disco Ruido, Phil Vinall, Renato del Real, Rodrigo Dávila de Villa Lobos, Jose de Da Punto Beat, Alejandro Constanzo de Pura Crema, y Memo Guerra de Abstrakt Muzak.






















SONIC MURALS









Performance 








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SLEEPWALKING / AN OPENING IN YOUR DREAM BODY


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An opening in your dream body
























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THE HILLS


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Sol explains, “The way Jaime channels his moves is very akin to the way I jabber some of my vocals; the sense of it seems to hide beyond the schooled language”.


For Sol Oosel’s first music single, Mario García Torres produced and directed a video in which he addresses innovative polish dramaturge Jerzy Grotowski’s methods. Grotowski, one of the main contributors to contemporary performance, created a psychophysical system of exercises to redefine the bodily and mental consciousness of the performer. In a psychedelic manner, the video consists of Jaime Soriano (Grotowski’ Mexican colleague) channeling cathartic dance movements to the song and of a dialogue, written by García Torres, that connects the ideas of everyone involved.

Press release



VIDEO by Mario Garcia Torres with the performance of Jaime Soriano



EXTRA FOOTAGE / BEHIND THE SCENES







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18900s





A total of nine sonic performances at josegarcia,mx booth ARTE BA - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

The number matrix announces the schedule for nine perfomances.

The first perfomance happens from 15:11 pm to 15:55 pm on the twenty third of May, 2018.

The last perfomance happens from 19:30 pm to 19:53 pm on the twenty fifth of May, 2018.

One plus five plus one plus one plus one plus five plus five plus five plus two plus three plus cero plus five plus two plus cero plus one plus eight equals forty five. Four plus five equals nine. In the same manner, the numbers of each line can be reduced to number nine.

The first day a total of 7,020 seconds were performed. The second day a total of 6,300 seconds were performed. The third day a total of 5,580 seconds were performed. In total 18,900 seconds were perfomed. All these numbers, in the same manner as before, can be reduced to number nine.


All these seconds and numbers, the math and the magic of number nine are just relevant to the poster that announces the schedule of the sonic performances. The sonic perfomances have to do with something else...






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LAS RELACIONES MENTALES



@ MUSEO TAMAYO  -  PERFORMANCE



EDUARDO
COSTA



MARIO 
GARCÍA
TORRES



MUSEO 
TAMAYO






Los artistas Mario García Torres y Sol Oosel realizarán una presentación performática del libro Las relaciones mentales de Eduardo Costa. Entre textos sobre el artista argentino, escritos de su autoría y música compuesta a partir de sus letras, se creará una lectura no-literal de la publicación.


Publicado con motivo de la exposición homónima en el Museo Tamayo, la edición realiza un recorrido por el trabajo literario y visual que Costa ha desarrollado a lo largo de más de seis décadas, a través de textos, material de archivo y un desplegado visual que, en conjunto, permiten generar un panorama amplio del interés del artista argentino por los medios de comunicación, los happenings, la música, la literatura oral, la poesía y la moda.


12 de Noviembre, 2017.


















XILATLÁN



Documentary of an expermiental concrete sculpture workshop organized by Tezontle Studio at Las Pozas (Xilitla, Mexico)







On August, 2016, Lucas Cantú y Carlos Matos of "Tezontle Studio" invited me to produce a video piece as they, with the rest of "Beton Machine", conducted an experimental concrete sculpture workshop in Edward James’ garden in Xilitla, San Luis Potosí. On October of the same year, the video piece was exhibited (modified for two screens), alongside a selection of the produced sculptures, at Mexico City’s Galería Marso. David Stent (Chair of The Edward James Research Committee) read fragments of "Xilatlan Taziol" a poem written by Edward Silence himself.
























TETELA




Performance and sound piece for a Mario García Torres art project.

Tetela is a film that forms part of 'The Strange Things My Eyes See', Mario García Torres' solo show for gallery Neugerreimschneider in Berlín, presented the 16th of September in 2015. Sol Oosel (as Gustavo M. Hernández) collaborated as an actor, sound man, and composing the music of the film.



'The Strange Things My Eyes See'
Installation view, neugerriemschneider, Berlin
September 17 - October 31, 2015


© Mario García Torres - Photo: Jens Ziehe, Berlin. Courtesy the artist and neugerriemschneider, Berlin













Mark