Screen – aqueduct / Hydraulic Circuit (2018)
This Aqueduct-Screen, with water pumping at the upper portion, divides the Central Nave in two ambiences and marks the passage/division of the Alameda Garden works and those of Encontros (Encounters). The work was inspired by the screen by anonymous author of Franz Mayer Museum, in the same square. In the 17th century piece there is, on one face, the inscription “La Muy Noble y Leal Ciudad de México” and on the other side “Conquista de México”.
The painting of the city side represents the idyllic landscape of Alameda Square, where the aqueduct from Chapultepec is outstanding, referring to the urban scheme of the time, which included the flow of water that fed the city central area. At the extremity of the painting aqueduct one can observe the drawing of a “large circuit”.
In the exhibition, as hydraulic circuits, in addition to the aqueduct-screen, there is another one with running water under the Sky circuit and connected to Desertesejo. These running water circuits reminds us the Aztec system of channels still remaining in Mexico City.
Gilbertto Prado and Poéticas Digitais
(Gilbertto Prado, Ana Elisa Carramaschi, Agnus Valente, Andrei Thomaz, Leonardo Lima, Luciana Ohira, Maurício Trentin, Nardo Germano, Sérgio Bonilha).
Alameda Circuit, individual exhibition at Laboratory Arte Alameda, Mexico, June 5 to August 5, 2018.