Nexo Corazòn act V

Studio Orta - 0015_22
Studio Orta - 0015_23

Date: 2001
Ref: 0015
Catalogued: Lucy + Jorge Orta. Light Works, Black Dog Publishing, 2010, ISBN 978-1-907317-04-0
Exhibition history: El Zócalo, Mexico City, Mexico
Courtesy: The Artists

Prior to act V of OPERA.tion Life Nexus, Jorge + Lucy Orta conducted a series of community workshops with inhabitants living around the historical district of the Zócalo. Local artists, street vendors, homeless children and prostitutes dropped into the Ex-Santa Teresa Alternative Art Center to assist with the creation of the graphic score, depicting scenes they witness daily on the streets of Mexico City, which form the backdrop to the visual iconography. Cultures France (AFAA), the French Embassy and the XVII Festival del Centro Histórico commissioned Orta and French composer Pierre Henry to create an integrated visual-sound installation for an audience of 200,000.