Murales de libertad

Proyecto de muralismo al interior de un centro penitenciario de alta seguridad en Morelia

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En diciembre de 2019, Spaik, Cix y Said Dokins trabajaron durante un mes desde el Centro Penitenciario de Alta Seguridad de Morelia en el proyecto de muralismo más ambicioso que se había creado hasta esa fecha, para producir los murales más grandes del sistema penitenciario de México.
Spaik invitó a sus colegas, los artistas Antonio Triana ‘Cix’ y Said Dokins, a crear tres enormes murales colaborativos en ese contexto. Bajo la dirección y guía de los artistas, 29 voluntarios dentro del penal formaron parte del proceso, desde la decisión de los conceptos y elementos hasta la producción y ejecución. Tanto los artistas como los internos vivieron una singular experiencia, plena de aprendizaje y reflexiones.

Artista:

Spaik, Cix, Said Dokins

Israel Guerra (Zacatelco, Tlaxcala, 1986) inició haciendo graffiti a los 14 años en Tlaxcala. Estudió en Morelia una licenciatura en estudios cinematográficos y en esa ciudad reside actualmente. Ha destacado como neomuralista mexicano desde 2012. Sus imágenes destacan por usar animales con patrones y texturas multicolor inspirados en el folclor y la artesanía mexicana.

Antonio Triana ‘Cix’ (Ciudad de México, 1983). Muralista y tatuador, su arte hace un homenaje a su cultura familiar oaxaqueña y a la cultura prehispánica en general, siempre desde su visión y con una técnica que destaca por su uso del color. Personajes fantásticos y dioses prehispánicos saturados de color con detalles fluorescentes forman parte de su imaginario.

Said Dokins (Ciudad de México, 1983). Artista multidisciplinario, su quehacer abarca producción, investigación y gestión de arte contemporáneo, incluyendo una gran práctica de arte en el espacio público, en particular a través de la caligrafía.

English version
In Morelia's high-security penitentiary, where the architecture is designed to keep spirits calm, three artists led a group of inmates to create monumental murals, breaking the prison landscape of gray, concrete and barbed wire. In December 2019, Spaik, Cix and Said Dokins worked for a month from the Morelia High Security Penitentiary Center to produce the largest murals in Mexico's prison system. Under the direction and guidance of the artists, 29 volunteers inside the prison were part of the process, from deciding on concepts and elements to production and execution. Both the artists and the inmates lived a unique experience, full of learning and reflection. Spaik designed a mural with birds in full flight and bright colors, promoting ideas of freedom, hope and movement, precisely in a place that symbolizes the constant deprivation of these concepts. Producing this project was particularly memorable, enriching and, at the same time, exhausting for Spaik: "It's something that changed my life. I'll never forget it [...] To understand that life is really fucked up, nothing and no one is exempt from being there. Life goes round and round. And that's why I don't judge those people. You really understand what it's like to be free". Antonio Triana 'Cix' explored the concept of mental health. He wanted to talk about perspectives and how adopting a different attitude towards circumstances can change everything. His design presents two characters in parallel dimensions. In another of the buildings, Said Dokins created a symmetrical composition with text in one of his calligraphic styles, with the theme of memory as a common thread. Dokins began the creative process by establishing conversations with the inmates, from which he collected phrases, poems, words, experiences, feelings, revelry and nicknames. With all that, he created a geometric figure "that symbolizes the crossroads of life," on which the writing allows him to place fragments of the inmates' lives, and with that "print their mark so that everyone can see it, so that everyone remembers it. Thus, this piece "is a reflection on identity, memory, and the life lived in prison. From the underground culture that is generated from the language, the slang, the nicknames and even the deepest reflections of confinement and freedom," says Dokins.

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