Amor Munoz. rhythmic manufacture – assembly line

rhythmic manufacture is a performance dealing with labour and endurance, hosted by the 21er Haus daily from 2 to 6 December 2015, starting at 11 a.m. During the common eight-hour working day, Amor Muñoz will be present in the museum trying to “be like a machine, conditioning the body and brain to mechanical work, to a repetitive corporal pattern timed and marked by a metronome.” The artist will turn into a “factory worker” who “manufactures” a series of components commonly used in electronic devices, like phones and cameras, by drawing them on paper, thereby transforming the real, three-dimensional, and functional objects into a simple representation, without dimension or function. With this performance Amor Muñoz draws our attention on the one hand to the nostalgia of technological objects, which become exponentially obsolete and, on the other hand, to the exhaustion of assembly line workers, labourers who nonetheless produce these various components in a repetitive pattern day in and day out. The final work can be seen at the 21er Haus on Sunday, 6 December, when the total number of manufactured goods will be assembled alongside each other on one wall.

Amor Muñoz was born in Mexico City in 1979. Her work combines performance and experimental electronics with traditional media such as drawing and textile work, showing a special interest in the interaction between material forms and social discourse. Her work has been  shown in some exhibitions and festivals, including: Esquemáticos, Laboratorio Arte Alamenda (Mexico, 2011); Electronika Festival, Palácio das Artes (Belo Horizonte-Brazil, 2011);  Prix Ars Electronica, OK Center (Linz, 2012); ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies (Barcelona, 2013); Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo (2013);  Digital Latin America, 516 Arts (Albuquerque, 2014). Currently Amor Muñoz is artist in residency of the Austrian Federal Chancellery and KulturKontakt Austria.


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