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Horacio Quiroz, Soul stretching, 2013

DIRECTOR / ADVERTISING Catalina Restrepo Leongómez catalina@lar-magazine.com EDITOR / TRANSLATOR Daniel Vega serapiu@hotmail.com ART DIRECTOR / DIGITAL PRODUCTION Judith Memun judith@lar-magazine.com EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Daniela González dany.gova@gmail.com WRITER AT LARGE Emireth Herrera emi.heva@ gmail.com. Contributors Gonzalo Ortega, Taro Zorrilla, Daniel Vega. Aknowledgments Gonzalo Ortega, Roberto Pulido, Jose Torbay, Daniel Leira. Photography Courtesy of the artists, José Quiroz 1/60 Studio, MARCO Monterrey Museum, Public Enemy website. FOUNDERS Catalina Restrepo Leongómez & Judith Memun. AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE AN iPAD, YOU CAN CHECK OUT OUR DESKTOP VERSION http://goo.gl/ENA6s1


CONTENTS  Editorial

 Recommended

   To Start All Over Again

   La casa en el aire

 Article   Homeland    by Gonzalo Ortega

 Artist Portfolios

   María Fernanda Barrero    La Casa de la Cultura de

Nuevo León, México

   Cuídese mucho    Sophie Calle    MARCO Monterrey, México

   Horacio Quiroz    Materialization of Radiographs    by Emireth Herrera

 Special Guest   Dream House

  Alejandra España

  by Taro Zorrilla

  Jimena Schlaepfer

 Music

  Julio Pastor

   Brief Encyclopedia of Noise

  Rodrigo Imaz   Sofía Echeverri

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EDITORIAL

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To Start All Over Again Many of you might think that things only should be re-started from scratch when they weren’t done right from the start. I believe that starting over when something has been done well from the beginning, to double-check things to do it even better is a delightful exercise, and corny as it sounds, is magical. I think it is always of good fortune to have the opportunity to do great things twice.

During these years, experts in different areas have joined the adventure and their collaboration has been invaluable. Judith Memun is one of them; she arrived in 2013 and contributed her incredible wit, talent and dedication, bringing us a new editorial design and giving new life to this project. After two issues of working together and seeing that the future of the Internet relies on tablets and iPads, we decided to partner and catapult LARMAGAZINE to a whole new level. Thanks to the interactivity that this technology allowed us, we created something that I am not sure we can call only a magazine: this is a much richer format CHECK OUT LARMAGAZINE iPAD APP TO READ THE ENTIRE ISSUE http://bit.ly/RM2xxi

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Today LARMAGAZINE starts again, from the very beginning. As founder, I have learned a lot about editorial design, drafting, even translation; areas in which I have never been an expert, and never knew could be so much fun. This publication began as a resource to give a better promotion of our artists in LivingArtRoom.com. Four years ago I found a social network called ISSUU —a kind of YouTube that, instead of videos, offers millions of publications and magazines from around the world— which allowed me to reach more people than I would have with a printed version. I remember my face staring at the statistics of the second issue: it reached over 60,000 views within a few days of being launched. Without believing my eyes, I showed them to my husband and ask him to pinch me to see if I was just dreaming.

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that lets us display information in ways that are just hard to believe. I don’t know about you, but for me, it is really amazing. That is why we could not keep inside the urge to get back, dust and reuse the best content from past editions, dig into the external hard drive to find videos and audios generated while articles were written and interviews were made, and use them now as complementary material. Starting today, our readers will have the opportunity to click a button whenever they want to expand some information, or choose to listen, rather than read an interview. You can see a lot of videos of exhibitions that have taken place and are worth rescuing, among other things. In this edition, we feature “Homeland” again, an investigation made by Gonzalo Ortega on migration and some vision of artists about this subject. At the same time, we present the portfolios of Horacio Quiroz, Alejandra España, Jimena Schlaepfer, Julio Pastor, Sofía Echeverri and Rodrigo Imaz. Also, we are featuring the recommended exhibitions: Sophie Calle at MARCO Monterrey and María Fernanda Barrero at La Casa de la Cultura de Nuevo León. And one of the best music specials we have ever published: “Brief Encyclopedia of Noise” about Public Enemy, written by our beloved editor Daniel Vega. I hope you enjoy this issue as much as we did, and please do take as much as you can from the interactive power of this very renewed LARMAGAZINE.

Catalina Restrepo Leongómez Director and Co-founder LARMAGAZINE www.lar-magazine.com

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Empezar de nuevo Muchos pensarían que volver a empezar es algo que hay que hacer sólo cuando no se hicieron bien las cosas a la primera. Yo creo que volver a empezar algo que ha estado bien hecho desde el principio —revisar lo que está bien y hacerlo incluso mejor— es un ejercicio delicioso y aunque suene cursi, es mágico. Pienso que siempre es una fortuna tener la oportunidad de hacer bien las cosas dos veces.

Durante estos años se han sumado personas expertas en diferentes áreas y su colaboración ha sido invaluable. Judith Memun es una de ellas, que llegó en 2013 y aportó con su increíble ingenio, talento y dedicación, un nuevo diseño editorial y su trabajo le dio una nueva vida al proyecto. Después de dos ediciones de trabajar juntas y viendo que el futuro de Internet está en las tablets y iPads, decidimos asociarnos para llevar LARMAGAZINE a otro nivel. Gracias a la interactividad que ofrece esta tecnología, nos permite hacer algo que no estoy muy segura de llamar solamenCHECK OUT LARMAGAZINE iPAD APP TO READ THE ENTIRE ISSUE http://bit.ly/RM2xxi

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Hoy LARMAGAZINE empieza de nuevo, vamos a volver a hacerla desde el principio. Como fundadora he aprendido muchísimo de diseño editorial, redacción, incluso traducción; áreas en las cuales nunca fui experta y jamás hubiera pensado que eran tan divertidas. Esta publicación empezó como un recurso más para promover mejor a los artistas de LivingArtRoom en internet. Hace cuatro años encontré una red social llamada ISSUU, una especie de YouTube que en lugar de videos ofrece millones de publicaciones y revistas de todo el mundo, y que me permitió llegar a muchas más personas de las que hubiera alcanzado con una revista impresa. Me acuerdo de mi cara al ver en las estadísticas que la segunda edición había alcanzado más de 60.000 vistas a los pocos días de haber sido lanzada. Incrédula se le mostraba a mi esposo para que me pellizcara por si acaso estaba soñando.

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te revista, pues es un formato mucho más rico que permite mostrar la información a unos niveles que todavía me cuesta trabajo imaginar. Es realmente asombroso. Por esta razón, no nos podíamos quedar con las ganas de sacar de nuevo los mejores contenidos de las ediciones pasadas, escarbar en el disco duro externo donde se guardan los materiales en video y audio que se fueron generando mientras se armaban los artículos y las entrevistas, y hacer uso de ellos. A partir de hoy, nuestros lectores tendrán la oportunidad de darle click a un botón para expandir la información, o elegir escuchar en vez de leer una entrevista; podrán ver muchos videos de exposiciones que se han ido produciendo sólo como archivo y que vale la pena rescatar, entre otras cosas. En esta edición, volvemos a presentar “Territorios del hogar“, una investigación realizada por Gonzalo Ortega sobre la migración y la visión de algunos artistas sobre esta temática. Al mismo tiempo, les presentamos los portafolios de Horacio Quiroz, Alejandra España, Jimena Schlaepfer, Julio Pastor, Sofía Echeverri y Rodrigo Imaz. También, presentamos las exposiciones recomendadas de Sophie Calle en MARCO y a María Fernanda Barrero en La Casa de la Cultura de Nuevo León, y uno de los mejores especiales de música que hemos publicado: “Breve Enciclopedia del Ruido” sobre Public Enemy, escrita por nuestro muy querido editor Daniel Vega. Espero esta edición les guste tanto como a nosotros y le saquen todo el jugo al poder interactivo de esta muy renovada LARMAGAZINE.

Catalina Restrepo Leongómez Director and Co-founder LARMAGAZINE www.lar-magazine.com

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HOMELAND Human migration today as seen by contemporary artists

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"Migration is above all a creative activity, but it is also suffering." VilÉm flusser 1

Movement of tectonic plates, changes in atmospheric pressure and temperature, ocean and wind currents, even the planet´s trajectory as it orbits the sun, have always been a defining constant of the necessary conditions for life to be created or extinct on Earth. Millions of years of these kind of displacements have influenced the evolution of a large amount of species that, in a natural way, respond to this logic too by constantly, unendlessly and stubbornly migrating according to the seasons. It seems like if life itself could be defined by this need to be moving. A complex network of physical and chemical causes and effects generates the necessary conditions for the survival of animal and vegetal species. From the spreading of seeds that travel long distances with the wind to conquer new territories, to the thousands of kilometers

Even human beings began their existence as wandering creatures. Our ancestors had to walk the earth for millions of years in search for food, which allowed them to scatter all the way to the farthest corners of it. The unusual moment when they found the opportunity to improve their living conditions by settling on a place, controlling the reproduction and growth of plants and animals —contained in a determined area— motivated a dramatic turn in the destiny of the whole planet. As dominant species, human beings have taken the right to manipulate the environment, affecting thousands of species by imposing its rules and way of life. But along the human settlings came conflicts and violence when certain —already established— groups had to defend their lands from others who came to take them. The history of man can be describ-

The unusual moment when they found the opportunity to improve their living conditions by settling on a place... traveled by whales, turtles, buffaloes and butterflies in search of better circumstances for eating and mating. These organisms have had to evolve so that they can endure gigantic travels.

ed as a series of attempts to appropriate unoccupied spaces —a situation that rarely has implied any conflicts— and by the seizure of territories belonging to others. The displaced not only have needed to find another place to

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live, but because of differences in ideology, politics, race and religion, have many times been victims of serious injustices. History registers terrible acts, like slavery and humiliations of every kind. The establishment of privileged classes, the exercise of power (political, economical and religious), the military control of certain groups, unequally distribution of resources, extortion and threats from influential people, etc., are only some of the aspects that have defined the fates of numerous people in disadvantage. All of this caused a new kind of displacement by massive human groups, very different from the one caused by the vital rhythm of the planet. Today´s concept of migration is very vast and requires a meticulous differentiation since, according to philosopher Vilém Flusser (Prague, 1920–1991), liberty in decision taking is essential, no matter if one chooses to be absent temporally or indefinitely. It is also basic to understand the terms “nation” or “homeland” to separate the different emotions human beings can go through when going away from their homes. Flusser refers to the german concept Heimat 2 to define the emotional and vi-

The history of man can be

Eunice Adorno, Fraum Blaum, 2009

tal link between humans and their homeland; but he takes this notion further by arguing that the Heimat can be established far from the place of birth. This sounds believable coming from a jewish man born in old Czechoslovakia who was raised on German culture, and then migrated to Brazil. The intimate link through language of one with his environment isn´t (is not) representative either in Flusser´s figure, since long stays in different countries forced him to “repatriate” in at least four languages. This gave him the chance to differentiate the notion of “homeland” (Heimat) from one´s “dwelling” or “housing” (Wohnung). Flusser in

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Horacio R. Quiroz’s work reflects his search for strength, developing an energetic tenacity that seals holes and revives emotions due to his self-consciousness. No doubt, this is an artist who is characterized for his freshness and interest in exploring the human body as a receptive cabin of emotions and the ability to transform himself through catalyst impulses that are activated while feeling and living an experience. The challenge of self-exploration and manipulation of feelings have become a fundamental part of the artist´s pieces, now that he has

emerged through a personal process, which has also been therapeutic. The context of the artist becomes a showcase that presents emotions that take shape writhing, coming out and wrapping his privacy, so that the artist has found an interpretive tone that is constructed from a speech that is related to the story that each individual builds since his birth, starting with the first contact with the world. On the other hand, the artist considers the adult world shapes the mind of a child, whose emotions are conditioned as he grows, this way they become and twisted.

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How many emotional questions, unresolved problems, intimate questions are not sheltered in the depths of the existence? Horacio has made radiographs of these circumstances, especially of those that cannot be told with words and only through drawing and painting can be diluted to be interpreted. Body and skin are present in a catharsis, through which the spirit emerge offering an opening lecture with dense meaning about the artist´s personal life and the process he has been

through to create images that project a profound impact on those who look at them. His work demonstrates that confrontation is activated between the interaction point and the adaptation to the adult world; finding a def-inition ranging from vulnerability and courage to follow his path. Therefore, it becomes a devotion to artistic practice as a medium to take out accumulated content through his experiences.

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"WE HAVE ART IN ORDER NOT TO DIE OF THE TRUTH" FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE


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“I have been working on my master’s degree thesis since 2010, with support from Pola Art Foundation. My thesis is about the experience and values found around the construction of houses with money from remittances sent by Mexican immigrants working in the USA.” Taro Zorrilla

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The Project is called Dream house. It began in 2007 while I was driving to Hidalgo. Curiosity drew me to a group of colorful houses shining over a dry landscape, some with enough room between them, all of them sharing multiple characteristics of American houses. I was amazed when I noticed the constant power the physical realization of the imagination brings, adopted by every immigrant on the oth-er side of the border. These houses represent a constructed imagination born of immigration —as a context— and architecture

—as action and touchable object—, something that can be seen in many Mexican rural towns. In 2007 and 2009 I worked with models related to my visits and experiences to the houses in the project. In both cases the spaces were measured, architectural blueprints were made as well as constructive cards and photographies of day to day life scenes reflecting the use of the spaces; for example, the cooking pan in the livingroom’s floor, the chimney as a storage space, lambs living in the porch, the garage used as a barn, a cactus used as a clothesline,

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