Aztec Calendar Scrim Projection . Edward Ruiz 2012
top photo by Victor Rimach jr.
I took a trip to Mexico City in 2001 and visited Teotihuacan the ancient aztec pyramid site. One of the treasures I brought home with me was this amazing aztec calendar .
photo by Belinda Barbosa, bottom photo by Yasmina Johnston
I love projection and couldn't pass on the opportunity to celebrate the end of the aztec and mayan calendar by honoring it with modern technology and new media projection. The calendar was like a scim material and the projection was viewable from both sides . It also cast a shadow of itself on the wall adding yet another viewable layer . Overall I was pleased with the piece . I hope to present it a few more times before 2012 ends. Thanks to Chasquis and the Canton co -op for the opportunity to show.
The event got some mention in Central Track click on the link to see more.
Currently residing in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Dallas, TX, the Oak Cliff born visual artist Edward Ruiz couples his current artistic interests in digital video mapping and real time sound analysis to seamlessly marry geometric sculpture, music, and mathematic technology as a means to create all encompassing sensory installations of sight, movement, and sound. Along with these artistic endeavors, Ruiz rounds out his repertoire with the mediums of resin cast sculpture, acrylic paintings, and character-driven toy-making.