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

Mimesis - Psychedelic Art

Mimesis CLUB - November 2019 with RA & Anoebis!

Pic by Marta VilardellBABOOM!

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Quina manera de celebrar els 15 anys de Suntrip! Fins i tot la forta pluja no va impedir que vinguéssiu totes i féssiu la nit èpica! MIL GRÀCIES A TOTES LES MIMESIANES! <3
Com és habitual, compartim l'àlbum complet de la mà de Marta Vilardell per la memòria :D

Gràcies molt especials als artistes convidats, RA i Anoebis per portar música increíble i connectar així amb la pista! <3
I també gràcies com sempre al nostre gran equip que fa això possible; Sergio, David, Dani, Lluna, Elena, Marta, Ruth, Kenda, Daniel, Lluc, Jessica, Nerea, Sergio... ens sentim molt afortunades de tenir-vos a bord! <3

I ens encarem ja al proper Mimesis CLUB amb la intenció de mantenir-lo èpic al màxim! si voleu veure-ho per vosaltres mateixes, us recomanem que comproveu el que us hem preparat ;) i també que mireu el calendari perquè, aquest cop la propera està MOLT A PROP :O EN NOMÉS 10 DIES!
Així que prepareu-vos i ens veiem de nou el 6 de Desembre!! :D

Mimesis team

Mimesis CLUB - December / Special Retro Vinyl Editon!
ESDEVENIMENT:
www.facebook.com/events/1304390289733371/

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What a way to celebrate the 15 Years of Suntrip! Even the strong rain didn’t stop you all showing up and making the night epic! HUGE THANKS TO ALL THE MIMESIANS! <3
As usual, we share the full album by Marta Vilardell for the memory :D

Special thanks also to the guest artists, RA and Anoebis for delivering amazing music and connecting like this with the dancefloor! <3
And thanks as always to our great team who make all this possible; Sergio, David, Dani, Lluna, Elena, Marta, Ruth, Kenda, Daniel, Lluc, Jessica, Nerea, Sergio… we feel really lucky of having you onboard! <3

And we head to the next Mimesis CLUB with the intention of keeping it epic to the max! if you want to see for yourself, we recommend you to check what we prepared for it ;) and also check the calendar cause, this time the next one is REALLY CLOSE :O ONLY 10 DAYS FROM NOW!
So get ready and see you again on 6th December!! :D

Mimesis team

Mimesis CLUB - December / Special Retro Vinyl Editon!
EVENT:
www.facebook.com/events/1304390289733371/
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3 weeks ago

Mimesis - Psychedelic Art

ÁRVORE DA VIDA - Oficial started so we can unveil the decoration we made for its stage! :D was a challenge to adapt to this structure and also been a quite crazy mounting against the weather, but together we all pulled it out and are quite happy with the result! <3 hands down for this great production team; Ine, Fernando, Maycon, Nel and all the buildup and sound crew, all lovely and helpful all the way! Had a blast during the buildup and now time to enjoy together the result of so much work ^^ also eager to see the decoration mapped by VJ Alguem tonight :) Sun shining strong and music kicking, deserved success for an event made with love! thanks again for the trust on our work and your hospitality and see you really soon at the next blast! ... See MoreSee Less

ÁRVORE DA VIDA - Oficial started so we can unveil the decoration we made for its stage! :D was a challenge to adapt to this structure and also been a quite crazy mounting against the weather, but together we all pulled it out and are quite happy with the result!

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1 month ago

Mimesis - Psychedelic Art

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Buf, intensa setmana i intensa obertura!
Estem molt felices i agraïdes per la gran resposta i energia compartida, no podriem haver esperat una millor manera d'obrir aquesta 3a temporada! òbviament amb la vaga i manifestacions com a focus principal de moltes de nosaltres podríem haver esperat tenir menys gent i menys ganes a la pista, però res més allunyat de la realitat, va ser una altra nit èpica! Estem orgulloses de tenir el millor públic que podriem desitjar, ens doneu motivació per seguir endavant i desafiant-nos! <3
Com és habitual, aquí teniu les fotografies de la nit de la mà de Marta Vilardell per la memòria! :D

Moltes gràcies també a Quantum Fantay per un espectacle tant genial, creiem que heu apujat tots els estàndars de qualitat amb una actuació de tant nivell, mostrant els vostres anys d'experiència als escenaris, i a sobre heu sigut super senzills i amigables tot el temps, sense la vostra ajuda estem segures de que no hauríem estat capaçes de fer succeïr una nit tant ambiciosa que és ja part de la història; LA PRIMERA BANDA COMPLETA QUE TOCA AL WOLF! ;)

I com sempre, gràcies molt especialment al gran equip humà treballant "rere la cortina" per fer tot això possible;
Sergio, David, Dani, Lluna, Uri, Elke, Kenda, Lluc, Jessica, Daniel, Tomás, Mireia, Marta, ens sentim molt afortunades de tenir-vos a bord! <3

També una sessió més de gratitud absoluta a l'equip de Wolf Barcelona, el millor equip de club que podriem desitjar! i amb menció especial a en Jordi i el treball dels tècnics per l'ajuda especial i implicació per fer succeïr aquest muntatge complex amb dos grans canvis de configuració en poques hores, tot amb fluidesa i perfecte, sou grans!

I com és habitual, ens dirigim ja a la propera edició, buscant oferir-vos una altra nit inoblidable, i confiem en que ho serà, simplement mireu l'esdeveniment vosaltres mateixes i veureu! ;)

22 de Novembre -> Mimesis CLUB - November w/ RA & Anoebis!

ESDEVENIMENT:
www.facebook.com/events/683704078788854/

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Waw, intense week and intense opening!
We're really happy and grateful for the big response and energy shared, couldn't ask for a better way to start this 3rd season! obviously with the strike and demonstrations as the main focus for many of us we could've expected to have less people and less dancefloor power, but nothing farther from reality, it was another epic night! We're proud of having the best public we could ask for, you give us the motivation to keep ongoing and challenging ourselves! <3
As usual, here you have the pictures of the night by Marta Vilardell for the memory! :D

Big special thanks also to Quantum Fantay for such a great show, we believe you rised up all the quality standards with such a top level performance, showing your years of experience at the stages, and on top of that you've been really easy and friendly all the way, without your help we're sure we couldn't pull out such an ambitious night that is already part of the history; THE FIRST FULL BAND EVER PERFORMING AT WOLF! ;)

And as always, special thanks to the great human team working "behind the courtins" to make all this possible; Sergio, David, Dani, Lluna, Uri, Elke, Kenda, Lluc, Jessica, Daniel, Tomás, Mireia, Marta, we feel really lucky of having you onboard! <3

Also one more season of full gratitude to the Wolf Barcelona team, best club crew we could wish for! and with a special mention to Jordi and the technicians work for the extra help and implication to make happen this complex setup with two big configuration changes in a few hours, all smoothly and perfect, you rock!

And as usual, we already head to the next edition, seeking to offer you another unforgettable night, and we believe it's gonna be, just check the event for yourself an see! :P

22nd November -> Mimesis CLUB - November w/ RA & Anoebis!

EVENT:
www.facebook.com/events/683704078788854/<ENGLISH BELOW>——————

Buf, intensa setmana i intensa obertura!
Estem molt felices i agraïdes per la gran resposta i energia compartida, no podriem haver esperat una millor manera d'obrir aquesta 3a temporada! òbviament amb la vaga i manifestacions com a focus principal de moltes de nosaltres podríem haver esperat tenir menys gent i menys ganes a la pista, però res més allunyat de la realitat, va ser una altra nit èpica! Estem orgulloses de tenir el millor públic que podriem desitjar, ens doneu motivació per seguir endavant i desafiant-nos! <3
Com és habitual, aquí teniu les fotografies de la nit de la mà de Marta Vilardell per la memòria! :D

Moltes gràcies també a Quantum Fantay per un espectacle tant genial, creiem que heu apujat tots els estàndars de qualitat amb una actuació de tant nivell, mostrant els vostres anys d'experiència als escenaris, i a sobre heu sigut super senzills i amigables tot el temps, sense la vostra ajuda estem segures de que no hauríem estat capaçes de fer succeïr una nit tant ambiciosa que és ja part de la història; LA PRIMERA BANDA COMPLETA QUE TOCA AL WOLF! ;)

I com sempre, gràcies molt especialment al gran equip humà treballant "rere la cortina" per fer tot això possible;
Sergio, David, Dani, Lluna, Uri, Elke, Kenda, Lluc, Jessica, Daniel, Tomás, Mireia, Marta, ens sentim molt afortunades de tenir-vos a bord! <3

També una sessió més de gratitud absoluta a l'equip de Wolf Barcelona, el millor equip de club que podriem desitjar! i amb menció especial a en Jordi i el treball dels tècnics per l'ajuda especial i implicació per fer succeïr aquest muntatge complex amb dos grans canvis de configuració en poques hores, tot amb fluidesa i perfecte, sou grans!

I com és habitual, ens dirigim ja a la propera edició, buscant oferir-vos una altra nit inoblidable, i confiem en que ho serà, simplement mireu l'esdeveniment vosaltres mateixes i veureu! ;)

22 de Novembre -> Mimesis CLUB - November w/ RA & Anoebis!

ESDEVENIMENT:
www.facebook.com/events/683704078788854/

<ENG>—————

Waw, intense week and intense opening!
We're really happy and grateful for the big response and energy shared, couldn't ask for a better way to start this 3rd season! obviously with the strike and demonstrations as the main focus for many of us we could've expected to have less people and less dancefloor power, but nothing farther from reality, it was another epic night! We're proud of having the best public we could ask for, you give us the motivation to keep ongoing and challenging ourselves! <3
As usual, here you have the pictures of the night by Marta Vilardell for the memory! :D

Big special thanks also to Quantum Fantay for such a great show, we believe you rised up all the quality standards with such a top level performance, showing your years of experience at the stages, and on top of that you've been really easy and friendly all the way, without your help we're sure we couldn't pull out such an ambitious night that is already part of the history; THE FIRST FULL BAND EVER PERFORMING AT WOLF! ;)

And as always, special thanks to the great human team working "behind the courtins" to make all this possible; Sergio, David, Dani, Lluna, Uri, Elke, Kenda, Lluc, Jessica, Daniel, Tomás, Mireia, Marta, we feel really lucky of having you onboard! <3

Also one more season of full gratitude to the Wolf Barcelona team, best club crew we could wish for! and with a special mention to Jordi and the technicians work for the extra help and implication to make happen this complex setup with two big configuration changes in a few hours, all smoothly and perfect, you rock!

And as usual, we already head to the next edition, seeking to offer you another unforgettable night, and we believe it's gonna be, just check the event for yourself an see! :P

22nd November -> Mimesis CLUB - November w/ RA & Anoebis!

EVENT:
www.facebook.com/events/683704078788854/
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