ángeles veloces arcanos fugaces
a participatory art installation by
assume vivid astro focus
Second Sundays at Faena Forum
First session: Sunday June 11th, 12 PM – 7 PM
Free and open to the public
3300 Collins Avenue
Faena District Miami Beach
Join us on the roller dancing rink, an immersive, participatory and site-specific art installation created by assume vivid astro focus (avaf).
As part of the missions to maintain art and culture at the heart of the Faena District, Faena Forum will be free and open to the public second Sundays of every month to celebrate the communities of Miami Beach.
Alan Faena explains, In Buenos Aires and in Miami Beach, we have redefined the way we live in cities by building a strong community anchored in art and culture. The Forum is envisioned as a space for a multiplicity of voices and is the heart of the Faena District Miami Beach. I am proud to offer Miami a new environment for cultural experiences that encourages experimentation and creativity across fields.
The collaborative project will also include performances by renowned Miami-based artist duo TM Sisters, Miami Quad Squad and Paperwater, who will curate the musical experience by inviting special guest DJs, performers and musicians to activate the rink.
Roller skates will be provided to attendees who can also bring their own, and the public is encouraged to skate and dance in the installation.
Curated by Ximena Caminos, Artistic Director and Chair of Faena Art, the installation ángeles veloces arcanos fugaces establishes a framework for social interaction.
Ximena Caminos remarked, We have reimagined the roller dancing rink for the interior of the Faena Forum as a means of creating connectivity and interaction, to celebrate community, to open our doors for everyone to participate, play, dance, and to break down the barriers in our city.
FAENA ART, the international non-profit organization dedicated to the presentation of cultural programming that transcends disciplines and encourages collaborations across geographical and philosophical borders, originally commissioned assume vivid astro focus to create a neo-disco roller rink in 2014 for the Faena Art Center Buenos Aires. This rink was reimagined in 2015 for the Faena Beach in Miami Beach and is now reconceived by avaf to take over the entirety of Faena Forum.
ABOUT ASSUME VIVID ASTRO FOCUS
assume vivid astro focus is comprised of Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson. Eli Sudbrack was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and lives and works between São Paulo and New York. Christophe Hamaide-Pierson was born in Paris and lives and works in Paris. Their work is part of major international collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo; De La Cruz Collection; and The Depart Foundation. avaf is currently showing avalanches volcanoes asteroids floods, a solo show at Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami until June 19th.
ABOUT TM SISTERS
TM Sisters is a Miami-based artist performance duo formed by sisters Tasha Lopez de Victoria and Monica Lopez de Victoria. Monica graduated from Florida International University with a BA in Photography and Video and Tasha graduated from New World School of the Arts with a BFA in Electronic Intermedia. Their work has been included in the traveling exhibition Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millennium curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum, and Gunnar B. Kvaran and the Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
Paperwater is a live/production duo comprised of Daygee Kwia and Eddy Samy. Originally formed as a DJ act, the group took form as a multifaceted and multi genre oriented production house, leading a team of talented creatives under their wing.
ABOUT MIAMI QUAD SQUAD
Miami Quad Squad is a roller skating entertainment crew that combines the art of motion and dance on wheels.