"Freedom of Choice" solo show at Celaya Brothers Gallery

Mexico City - Mexico - 2016

2501 has been shifting his attention from painting to a new practice of negotiation with the city closely bound up with the abstraction of the process.
The final works, performance-oriented and situationist, presented to the public at Celaya Brothers gallery are produced and processed through arguments that take place outdoors, turning actions into three corpus of permanent art pieces through an ephemeral setting process. The surrounding urban area is used as true field of research in the open air, combining experiments, actions and materials as ceramic, acid on metals, ink and light.2501 has asked to the curator, resident in Mexico to suggest some potential walks he would do during the residency in Mexico City. By holding a dialogue with the context and following these paths as a guide line for some other nomadic experiments 2501 radically undermines the dominance of the vertical axis of vision and let people, who actually live and know the city, choose physical shapes of works. The result is a complex ensemble of sculpture, landscape and paths capable of producing “marked sites”, in the form of monotype, map, canvas.
The design of these experiments seems to be passing through a phase of experimentation with its formal, chromatic, tactile and other sensory qualities, drawing to aspects linked to users’ perception of and interaction with space and trying out when all is said and done an increasingly nomadic state: in theorizing about the modes of occupation of nomadic space, Deleuze and Guattari had in mind a field made up of small actions of contact and open to multiplicity, conceived to be experienced from inside rather than observed from a distance, following a rhizomic course like that of cracks in asphalt. The design of the ground as a support for this occupation is a central question that needs to be tackled with new tools today, without forgetting that “nomads make the desert no less than they are made by it.”

Freedom of Choice - Devo
A victim of collision on the open sea
Nobody ever said that life was free
Sank, swam, go down with the ship
But use your freedom of choice
I'll say it again in the land of the free
Use your freedom of choice
Your freedom of choice
In ancient Rome
There was a poem
About a dog
Who found two bones