Collapsed Timelines In Felicitous Space-Show Closing

Collapsed Timelines In Felicitous Space
March 26, 2022 SHOW CLOSING
3-5 PM: Artist Talk
7-10 PM: Deep listening performance
The McAllen Creative Incubator
601 N Main St. McAllen, TX 78501

Díaz’s exhibition Collapsed Timelines In Felicitous Space focuses on California landscapes and geographical memory. Featured works include Sacred Spaces: The Arroyo Seco, a filmic ode to the Arroyo Seco, Compressed Time, a four-channel video installation of film diary entries from C.’s time living in California (2014-2020), and Body Landscapes No. 1, a painted exploration of physical and emotional bodies merging and summoning an ephemeral landscape. These varied forms of landscape meditations comment on the physical and psychic impressions left in our bodies and memory.

For the show’s closing, C. will be joined by frequent collaborator and soundscape artist Jon Almaraz to host an artist talk from 3-5 PM. This will be an opportunity for the public to learn about their collaborative process and ask questions about the exhibition. Later that evening, from 7-10 PM, C. and Jon will hold a deep listening and activation session in the gallery. This performance will be an interactive experience with the artists guiding participants through an exploration of their inner landscapes. The artists ask that participants come with an open mind and open heart into the space, and bring with them a small object they wish to activate with the vibrations of sound and energy.

These events are free and open to the public.

Díaz is an artist and archivist from the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Their work explores the relationship between our cerebral landscapes and the natural environment. C. uses archives to manipulate time and history by researching and repurposing home movies and film diaries. Working primarily with celluloid and digital video, C. bends technique and genre, resulting in films that exist within a poetic, observational, and abstract realm.

Jon Almaraz is a self-taught artist and musician born in East L.A. His work is inspired by nature, space and the music of all things. He has performed, recorded and written for groups such as San Cha, Vibration Group, Sister Mantos and Bulbs. He currently resides in Santa Fe, NM.