Strata

A capsule collection of Fall/Winter garments constructed in layers and modular elements, to allow for versatility and multiple functionality. Inspired by the geology found in the Great Lakes, geometric designs stylize and warm the body, echoing the unique formations of the regional bedrock. All garments were handmade in Buffalo, New York using sustainable fabrics suchContinue reading “Strata”

EnWrap

A capsule collection of warm and comfortable garments designed to wrap the body during the cold months. Each piece is made with a single piece of fabric, which is folded like origami and sewn in strategic places to create volume and definition.

Cave of Crystals

A site-specific installation representing an abstraction of the geometric forms found on Selenite crystal caves. Installed in a stairwell of the Medina Highschool, as part of the 2019 PLAY/GROUND exhibition, a Resource:Art project in partnership with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo)

Volume 1: Aggregation

A series of play objects inspired by aggregate forms found in nature, such as tree rings, crystal formations, and graded landscapes. The sculptures and installation trigger complex stimuli for the viewer/participant, enabling a cross-dialog between architecture and the senses. The public is encouraged to endlessly modify the structures, allowing for multiple interpretations of the pieces, andContinue reading “Volume 1: Aggregation”

A Seed, Inside a Heart, Inside a Dress, Inside a Grave, Inside a Shelter, Inside Water

When does life begin? When does it end? Centered around grieving, this multi-layered work taps into Mexican death folklore, particularly the belief that Monarch butterflies embody the deceased. The site’s abundant milkweed plants (Monarch’s food) serve as the main graphic and thematic element. The fragility of life and the futility of the Monarch’s migration areContinue reading “A Seed, Inside a Heart, Inside a Dress, Inside a Grave, Inside a Shelter, Inside Water”

Who Are We

A collaborative exploration of form, light and density. A latex curtain provides a diffused presence of the human body, which gets weighted and deformed as it balances on the edge of a water body. Performance by Alicia Marvan and Johannes Zits. Video and sculpture by Anne O’Callaghan. Presented whilst in residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point,Continue reading “Who Are We”

In Someone’s Corner

The only empty corner of a borrowed apartment in Berlin. Two dancers, married to each other. Each one dances in the corner at different times. Directed by Alicia Marván. Performed by Andrew Wass and Kelly Dalrymple-Wass. Edited by Andrew Wass.

Crafting the Future

At the “Crafting the Future” workshop, part of DEAF (Dutch Electronic Arts Festival) in Rotterdam, I embarked on a creative journey with a group of design professionals from Italy, Brazil, the Netherlands and Germany. The two-day workshop introduced me to 3d printing (a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file), and posed the challenge: Can 3d printingContinue reading “Crafting the Future”

Alegría

Edible sculptures incorporating history and nourishment through a visual-poetic synthesis of literature from the Spanish conquest in Mexico. Extracting symbology about gold and amaranth (two goods that suffered from colonization), the project draws physical and conceptual parallels between the two materials. Amaranth, a little-known crop of the Americas, is grown either as a grain cropContinue reading “Alegría”

Negotiating the Divide

A movement study created in response to the thread & cement installations by Fae Young-Scherling, on display in Atwater Place as part of McBride’s site-based installation showcase About Space. Garments by Alicia Marván. Choreography by Heidi Diaz. Sculpture by Fae Young-Scherling. At Heidi McBride Gallery, Portland, OR. Duration: 20 minutes.

Beet

A multimedia performance rooted in romantic emotions, drawing paralells between vegetable and human flesh. While a video plays a heart-shaped beet that is cut, shredded and re-arranged in the shape of a heart, a performer prepares roasted beet and goat cheese salad for the audience. Concept, video and performance by Alicia Marván. La Nave, Coatepec,Continue reading “Beet”