Mimesis Decoration

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Catalunya with its magnificent capital Barcelona is home of many great artists – and also home of one of the most up-and-coming decoration projects. Meet Cels and César, the masterminds behind Mimesis Decoration.

Tell us a little about your team: How did you meet? What are your individual strengths?

We met on the way to Ozora in 2011 and made an instant connection, discovering that we had a common view on psychedelia. Cels is the artistic genius of the group, whose strengths lie in disciplines like painting, drawing, and sculpting. César is the operational engine whose strengths lie in project development, design, planning, and execution. With such complementary talents, we quickly developed a strong working relationship as we’re both committed to innovation and finding creative new ways to stimulate the psyche. Also of course we gathered an amazing team of helpers, who make possible to develop the projects we have in mind.

How do you travel with your huge decorations?

After a lot of work and development we finally created a technique that allows us to transport large amounts of decoration in small spaces, being able to carry as many as 2-3 big main stages in a simple 12 cubic meters van. We even developed sculptures specially designed to be carried as normal-sized plane suitcases which allows us to break the normal limits of the transport. Thanks to this technique, we’ve also reduced the setup planning time, because we only need a really basic infrastructure, and the rest we make ourselves, e.g. working with bamboo and stick structures.

What were the biggest, most spectacular Mimesis projects so far?

One Love 2016 1 pic by MysticalpicsLast season’s bigger projects were One Love (pic 1+2), S.U.N. (pic 3) and Connection Festival (pic 4). Each one of them was changeling in very different ways. For example, One Love was the biggest festival mainstage we’ve decorated to date (around 10K people capacity). That’s where we made our first lycra canopy with 40 meters in diameter – with no previous experience in working with this technique and no time for mistakes…One Love 2016 2 pic by MysticalpicsAlso, the stage had special requirements to accommodate a number of rather large bands. The decoration had to be adaptable to the bands or DJs, depending on the setup. We were really pleased with the result and found a good solution, making a modular removable front. The theme of the festival, which inspired us, was “Seeds of Love”, which we represented through heart-shaped sprouts.

SUN Festival 2016 pic by Jose Luis MarquezS.U.N. (pic 3) was particularly special for us because we had a beautiful inspirational experience on the first edition, and decorating its mainstage was a dream come true. We clearly saw that the S.U.N. needed a sun on the mainstage, so we combined this idea with our fractal concept to make it happen and, in our opinion, this is probably the best stage we have made so far.

Connection Festival 2016 pic by Jose Luis MarquezAnd, of course, Connection (pic 4) which was the first festival that we decorated back in 2012 and that is always the last festival on the summer calendar. So every year we gather all our experience and energy to come up with a huge end-of-the-season challenge for ourselves. In the last edition, we gave birth to a concept we were eager to introduce: A big sculpture lamp, completed with an enormous flower stage in harmony with the beautiful nature of the place.

What’s your most exciting decoration projects this summer?

This summer we’ve selected the perfect number of gigs to allow us to make each one of them unique and special, and of course for each we want to make the setups as big and memorable as possible. I know it sounds like the “politically correct” answer, but it’s true. If we were to highlight just a couple, maybe we’d recommend you keep an eye on what we’re preparing for Psy-Fi, because we’re going to try something different, more darkish, and we’re super excited about how the new pieces we’re doing for it will turn out. And Connection, where we always do our best, but this year we’re planning something really huge!

Imagine we could bring back the dead and had all the money in the world: With which artist(s) would you like to collaborate?

Hard question, there are many artists who’ve inspired us deeply and we’d love to work with and learn from all of them. However, some of the first names that immediately come to our minds are Gaudí and Dalí, because as Catalans we’ve grown up very close to their amazing creations, and they’re closely related to an interpretation of nature in their own way. On the psychedelic side, luckily there are many living legends we really admire and respect. Too many to name, but some highlights for us are Fabián Jiménez and Alex Grey. On decorations Carin (Artescape) is the best we’ve ever seen by far.

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1 week ago

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Mimesis CLUB February 2019

pic by Marta Vilardell<ENGLISH BELOW>———————————————— Ho heu tornat a fer! Un altre cop poc podem afegir, simplement agraïr-vos com sempre que seguiu mes rere més mostrant-nos el vostre suport i aportant la millor vibra, i sens més dilació aquí va l'àlbum complet de la mà de Marta Vilardell per al record!! :D Gràcies també com sempre als artistes convidats, Bizzare Contact i Argon Sphere per la seva música i col·laboració en tot moment <3 I gràcies com sempre al nostre gran equip que fa tot això possible; Oriol Silver , Lluna Lilith, Elena RM , Marta Vivs , Ruskins Seitons, Jordi Termes Burgada , Putu Dani <3 i a tot l’equip del Wolf Barcelona per acollir-nos! I sembla mentida però ens encaminem ja al final d'aquesta temporada de Mimesis CLUB, i per suposat acabarem a lo gran! Així que com sempre us convidem a unir-vos a l'esdeveniment i a veure'ns el 8 de Març!! Mimesis CLUB - March <End Of Season> w/ Miranda & Psyka & Kenda! ESDEVENIMENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/315951452388178/ Mimesis Team Cels Mimesis César Mimesis Jordi Bahr Mimesis <ENG>———————————————— You did it again! Again there's not much we can add, simply thank you as always for keep on showing us your support every month and bringing the best vibes, and without further ado here it goes the full album by the hand of Marta Vilardell for the memory!! :D Thanks also as always to the guest artists, Bizzare Contact and Argon Sphere, for their music and collaboration in every moment <3 And thanks as always to our great team who make all this possible; Uri, Lluna, Elena, Marta, Ruth, Jordi, Dani we feel really lucky of having you onboard! <3 and all the Wolf team for hosting us! And seems unreal but we head already to the end of this Mimesis CLUB's season, and of course we'll finish full power! So as always we invite you to join the event and come on 8th March!! Mimesis CLUB - March <End Of Season> w/ Miranda & Psyka & Kenda! EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/315951452388178/ Mimesis team
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2 weeks ago

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HORARIS PER AQUESTA NIT!!
TIMETABLE FOR TONIGHT!!

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Torna el nostre moment preferit en que es nota que es liarà una grossa… com és habitual ja estem muntant la decoració des de bon matí i afinant el so reforçat per que soni com mereix la ocasió! :D
Esperem que esteu preparades per no parar de ballar des de primera hora ;)
Com sempre us recomanem que vingueu quan abans per viure l'experiència complerta que hem preparat per vosaltres ^^

També us recordem que de nou ··PintacaritaS·· estarà prop de l'entrada pintant de forma gratuïta fins les 2:00h, després s'hi quedarà una mica més si voleu, pintant a canvi d'una donació.

-> Siusplau recordeu també que les entrades a preu reduït, fins la 1:30h, són contant la hora a la que pagueu, així que com pot haver-hi una mica de cua us demanem que tracteu d’arribar amb suficient antelació per assegurar-vos que podeu pagar a temps. Gràcies per la comprensió i suport i ens veiem en unes hores!! <3

Mimesis CLUB - February w/ Bizzare Contact & Argon Sphere!

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Again our favourite moment when we feel is gonna be a big party… as usual we’re already mounting the decoration since early morning and checking the boosted sound so it sounds as the ocassion deserves! :D
Hope you’re ready to don’t stop dancing since the first hour ;)
As always we recommend you to arrive as soon as possible to live the full experience we prepared for you ^^

We also remind you that again ··PintacaritaS·· will be near the entrance facepainting for free until 2:00h, then will stay a bit more time if you want, painting for a donation.

-> Please remember that the reduced price tickets, before 1:30h, are counting the hour when you pay, so as there could be a bit of line we kindly ask you to try to arrive with enough time in advance to make sure you get to pay on time. Thanks for your understanding and support and see you in few hours!!

Mimesis CLUB - February w/ Bizzare Contact & Argon Sphere!
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HORARIS PER AQUESTA NIT!!
TIMETABLE FOR TONIGHT!!

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Torna el nostre moment preferit en que es nota que es liarà una grossa… com és habitual ja estem muntant la decoració des de bon matí i afinant el so reforçat per que soni com mereix la ocasió! :D
Esperem que esteu preparades per no parar de ballar des de primera hora ;)
Com sempre us recomanem que vingueu quan abans per viure lexperiència complerta que hem preparat per vosaltres ^^

També us recordem que de nou ··PintacaritaS·· estarà prop de lentrada pintant de forma gratuïta fins les 2:00h, després shi quedarà una mica més si voleu, pintant a canvi duna donació.

-> Siusplau recordeu també que les entrades a preu reduït, fins la 1:30h, són contant la hora a la que pagueu, així que com pot haver-hi una mica de cua us demanem que tracteu d’arribar amb suficient antelació per assegurar-vos que podeu pagar a temps. Gràcies per la comprensió i suport i ens veiem en unes hores!!  Please remember that the reduced price tickets, before 1:30h, are counting the hour when you pay, so as there could be a bit of line we kindly ask you to try to arrive with enough time in advance to make sure you get to pay on time. Thanks for your understanding and support and see you in few hours!!

Mimesis CLUB - February w/ Bizzare Contact & Argon Sphere!

3 weeks ago

Mimesis - Psychedelic Art

Paradise Winter is ongoing, so time to unveal the decoration we made for its stage! :D have been a quite challenging mounting as this is the biggest indoor stage we ever built and needed to put it together a bit against the clock, but we're quite happy with the result! :D also really happy of finally meeting and collaborating with MAE & MOA who have been in charge of the roof combined with one of our central sculpture "lamps" (soon more pics so you can see the astonishing canopy by them :D ) and also with DeltaProcess, with its amazing mapping! For sure this will be just the first of many collaborations with them
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Thanks to the Paradise Winter Festival crew for making it possible and trusting us for such a top event, also in a great ocassion like them 10th Anniversary, happy birthday! <3

Paradise Winter Festival 2019 - 10 Years Anniversary
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Paradise Winter is ongoing, so time to unveal the decoration we made for its stage! :D have been a quite challenging mounting as this is the biggest indoor stage we ever built and needed to put it together a bit against the clock, but were quite happy with the result! :D also really happy of finally meeting and collaborating with MAE & MOA who have been in charge of the roof combined with one of our central sculpture lamps (soon more pics so you can see the astonishing canopy by them :D ) and also with DeltaProcess, with its amazing mapping! For sure this will be just the first of many collaborations with them 
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Dan Wilson doesn't this look amazing!

wow , mae & moa , mimesis & deltaprocess on one gig , top teams :o <3 wish i could have experienced it

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Best one yet ! Great work as always :)

❤️🥰 awesome, respect.

BRUTAL!!!!!!!!

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