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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5 days ago

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Com vàries esteu preguntant ja i està costant contenir-nos, aquí teniu el horari complet del conte de Sant Joan que hem dissenyat per aquest any! :D estem molt contentes d'ajuntar unes actuacions tant especials per la ocassió, tant internacionals com artistes locals fent sets molt únics que estem segures de que construïràn una gran història que vivim al màxim i quedi a la nostra memòria... <3

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As some of you are already asking and is being hard to hold ourselves, here you have the full timetable of the Psychedelic Sant Joan Tale that we designed for this year! :D we're really happy of gathering such a special acts for the ocassion, both international and local artists doing really unique sets that we're sure will build a great story to live at the maximum and last in our memory.... <3
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Have a fantastic solstice everyone! ☀️

No puede haber mejor cierre!! 😍🤗😛🙃🙌 Qué ganas!! Estoy que me bailo encima!! 🕺

2 weeks ago

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El proper Solstice Gathering està quasi aqui i no hi ha millor moment per recordar els preciosos moments que vam viure l’any passat, així que aquí teniu l’àlbum complert de Marta Vilardell que us debem des d’aleshores! (Ens vam veure atrapades a la nostre habitual bojeria-decorativa-estiuenca i va quedar pendent ^^’ perdoneu pel gran retràs!).
Com veureu és un àlbum GRAN així que contem amb la vostra col·laboració per etiquetar-vos a vosaltres mateixes i a qui reconegueu! preparades per la propera edició?? :D

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Next Solstice Gathering is almost here and there’s no better moment to remind the wonderful one we lived last year, so here you have the full album by Marta Vilardell that we owe you since then! (we got caught in our usual summer-decoration-madness and left it pending ^^’ sorry for the big delay!).
As you’ll see is a HUGE album so we count on your collaboration to tag yourself and who you recognize! are you ready for the next edition?? :D<ENGLISH BELOW>—————————————

El proper Solstice Gathering està quasi aqui i no hi ha millor moment per recordar els preciosos moments que vam viure l’any passat, així que aquí teniu l’àlbum complert de Marta Vilardell que us debem des d’aleshores! (Ens vam veure atrapades a la nostre habitual bojeria-decorativa-estiuenca i va quedar pendent ^^’ perdoneu pel gran retràs!).
Com veureu és un àlbum GRAN així que contem amb la vostra col·laboració per etiquetar-vos a vosaltres mateixes i a qui reconegueu! preparades per la propera edició?? :D

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Next Solstice Gathering is almost here and there’s no better moment to remind the wonderful one we lived last year, so here you have the full album by Marta Vilardell that we owe you since then! (we got caught in our usual summer-decoration-madness and left it pending ^^’ sorry for the big delay!).
As you’ll see is a HUGE album so we count on your collaboration to tag yourself and who you recognize! are you ready for the next edition?? :D
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<3 What a BLAST that was!!! <3

buenas! es el mismo lugar donde se celebrará este año?

3 weeks ago

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Our first festival, Huéznar Festival 2019 , became a reality! And its Dance Portal is already roaring so we can finally unveil the decoration we made specially for it!
This was by far our most ambitious and challenging project till the date, never made so many new pieces for a single stage, 250 pieces made and painted by hand without using any mechanized process, luckily we have the best possible team to pull it out and managed to finish it and mount it on time to host Eat Static, Yahel, Laughing Buddha and many more legends on it <3 now let's enjoy this early summer blast at its best!
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Our first festival, Huéznar Festival 2019 , became a reality! And its Dance Portal is already roaring so we can finally unveil the decoration we made specially for it!
This was by far our most ambitious and challenging project till the date, never made so many new pieces for a single stage, 250 pieces made and painted by hand without using any mechanized process, luckily we have the best possible team to pull it out and managed to finish it and mount it on time to host Eat Static, Yahel, Laughing Buddha and many more legends on it

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I FINISHED THE WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW I LOVE YOUR WORK <3

You are Amazing...sacapechooooo

marvelous!! 😱💛

Mamamiiaaaa no words, its like all the awesomness of all your other festivals decoration put together in one giant master piece :D

Amazing..... I can only imagine how it looks at night

Omg!!! Thats truly amazingly trippy!!!! 😍😍😍😍 Great job!!!

What a beauty <3

Good trip candy

Mind blowing! 🤩🤩

Always surprising 😍🙏👽

Stefan Breede Ken Hitech Torben Schm Marnie Schm Sonja Charlotte Dirk Janee Dorendorf Axel Wo krasse stage...

Leon Walk Tim Habermann Max Joos

️💉💦️💦👁️ Mas LSD en mis ojos por favor!!!

Muriely Arita

👌

Hell!!!

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Perfeito!

impressiv

Yeaaaa que bonito, disfrutar al máximo ❤❤❤

Madre mía , pero tenéis límite Mimesis ??? Solo por ver vuestro trabajo vale la.pena asistir. Independientemente los djs y los directos, que siempre traéis finura. Larga vida a mimesis.

Wauuuu enorawena equipo!! Nos vemos en breves

WOW! increible deco nois! ❤️💚🔝M'encanten els colors! Sou uns cracks!

Lindo !! que saudades dessa decor 💜

vcs são sempre incríveis.. maravilhosooo

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