Expanding upon its commitment to offer free, public programming to the city of Miami & support artists worldwide, Faena commissioned Kelly Breez, science/art collective Coral Morphologic, & Argentine artist Martin Borini to transform the OMA-designed faca
The 3D-mapped projections that composed Ediacaran Mind were invitations for the community to experience contemporary art in the public sphere as an urban architectural intervention.
Working mostly monochromatically, Kelly Breez weaves a sharp eye for subtle humor into her work, acting like a mirror to the absurdities of life. Breez has an eye for details: she notices everything. She’s a sponge for the nuance of the unpredictable tropical wasteland she calls home. Her existential cartoonish drawings and scrawled lettering pose questions that are both profound and comical.
Coral Morphologic’s video work celebrates the synchronicity behind the sexual reproduction of corals, proposing that unlocking the secrets of coral reproduction is a culminating achievement in humankind’s quest for the colonization of planet Earth and a first step towards restoring a healthy biosphere. Coral Morphologic’s work is firmly rooted in the present time and place of Miami: a city built primarily from limestone recycled from thousands of years of local reef-building, bordered by two national parks, and home to a diverse cultural community that mirrors its colorful aquatic ecosystems. Their beautiful and luminescent patterns of phosphorescent corals evoke the beautiful geometry and colors of the naturally occurring forms in our environment.
Martin Borini’s work approximates white noise and intervenes the façade as if there was a glitch in the system. The images are generated from small variations in a force feedback of a closed system, creating superimposing and unique images using the generative loop as content origin. His work consists of live visual performances and stage design, both under a clear state of art thinking development using original visual techniques combined in an overall process with art direction and technology.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Coral Morphologic is a hybrid art-science endeavor comprised of marine biologist Colin Foord and musician Jared McKay. They operate the world’s only multimedia coral aquaculture studio in a laboratory along the Miami River. Coral Morphologic’s work is firmly rooted in the present time and place of Miami: a city built primarily from limestone recycled from thousands of years of local reef-building, bordered by two national parks, and home to a diverse cultural community that mirrors its colorful aquatic ecosystems.
Kelly Breez is a multidisciplinary artist and tropical person who lives and works in Miami. After graduating with a BFA from New World School of the Arts, she bought a van with friends and moved everything to San Francisco. She spent seven years there generating an arsenal of illustrations, working on sets, and designing album covers. She then found herself back in South Florida, overseeing a full restoration of her father’s 38ft. sailboat. Working mostly monochromatically, she weaves a sharp eye for subtle humor into her work, acting like a mirror to the absurdities of life.
Martin Borini’s works, under the pseudonym Ailaviu, consists of live visual performances and stage design. He developed his activities mainly in Argentina, although he visits other countries in South America as well. Over the last few years, following his work at the Fuerza Bruta company in Buenos Aires, he began to expand his network and services to Europe and USA. He has developed multiple visual sets and techniques for real-time video screening at Sonar, Mutek, Moonpark, Time Warp, and Ultra Music, among other festivals. He is also a member of the IDV Group, with whom he has carried out several projects.