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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3 days ago

Mimesis - Psychedelic Art

HORARIS PER DIVENDRES NIT!
TIMETABLE FOR FRIDAY NIGHT!

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Com sabeu, normalment publiquem els horaris el mateix dia de l'esdeveniment, però estem avançant totes les publicacions i també decorarem demà el club per unir-nos a la vaga general Divendres, i també com podeu veure a l'horari començem simbòlicament la música just passada mitjanit per a que sigui ja dissabte matí i fora del dia de vaga.

Sense més dil·lació, aquí ho teniu! nit èpica a la vista per celebrar com cal l'inici de temporada ;) Ens veiem en res!

P.D. recordeu que podeu adquirir entrades prevenda a només 8€ aquí:
mimesisclub.eventbrite.es

I també que teniu fins demà a les 22h per participar al sorteig! info al post fixe de l'esdeveniment :)
Mimesis CLUB 3rd Season Opening! - w/ Quantum Fantay!

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As you know, we normally post the timetable the same day of the event, but we're advancing all the publications and also will decorate tomorrow the club to join the strike during Friday, also as you can see on the timetable we're simbolically starting the music right after midnight so it will be already Saturday morning and be out of the strike day.

Without further ado, here you have it! epic night ahead to celebrate properly the season kick-of ;) See you really soon!

P.S. Remember that you can get presale tickets at only 8€ here:
mimesisclub.eventbrite.es

And also that you have until tomorrow at 22h to participate in the raffle! info at the fix post of the event :)
Mimesis CLUB 3rd Season Opening! - w/ Quantum Fantay!
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HORARIS PER DIVENDRES NIT!
TIMETABLE FOR FRIDAY NIGHT!

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Com sabeu, normalment publiquem els horaris el mateix dia de lesdeveniment, però estem avançant totes les publicacions i també decorarem demà el club per unir-nos a la vaga general Divendres, i també com podeu veure a lhorari començem simbòlicament la música just passada mitjanit per a que sigui ja dissabte matí i fora del dia de vaga.

Sense més dil·lació, aquí ho teniu! nit èpica a la vista per celebrar com cal linici de temporada ;) Ens veiem en res!

P.D. recordeu que podeu adquirir entrades prevenda a només 8€ aquí:
https://mimesisclub.eventbrite.es

I també que teniu fins demà a les 22h per participar al sorteig! info al post fixe de lesdeveniment :)
Mimesis CLUB 3rd Season Opening! - w/ Quantum Fantay!

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As you know, we normally post the timetable the same day of the event, but were advancing all the publications and also will decorate tomorrow the club to join the strike during Friday, also as you can see on the timetable were simbolically starting the music right after midnight so it will be already Saturday morning and be out of the strike day.

Without further ado, here you have it! epic night ahead to celebrate properly the season kick-of ;) See you really soon!

P.S. Remember that you can get presale tickets at only 8€ here:
https://mimesisclub.eventbrite.es

And also that you have until tomorrow at 22h to participate in the raffle! info at the fix post of the event :)
Mimesis CLUB 3rd Season Opening! - w/ Quantum Fantay!

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1 month ago

Mimesis - Psychedelic Art

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I aquí està! El petit àlbum de Goa a Festes d'Horta de la setmana passada per la memòria! Va ser un autèntic plaer tenir la oportunitat de portar una mostra oberta i gratuïta de la nostra cultura al barri, i veure com fins i tot amb pluja constant tot el dia i durant l'esdeveniment tanta gent us vàreu apropar a mostrar el vostre càlid suport i no vau parar de ballar fins el final! Moltíssimes gràcies a totes, assistents, DJ's, ajudants i Marta Vilardell per les fotografies! <3 I per suposat menció especial a la comissió de Festa Major Jove d'Horta per la confiança i valentia de fer-ho succeïr!
Realment no podriem demanar un millor final de la temporada Europea d'Open Air's, ara temps d'endinsar-nos a la temporada d'interior i per suposat ja estem cuinant la nova temporada de Mimesis CLUB per aquelles que estiguin ansioses per més nits Mimesianes a Barcelona! :P
Us esperem a la gran obertura el 18 d'Octubre! Molt aviat més info a l'esdeveniment... ;)

Mimesis CLUB 3rd Season Opening!
www.facebook.com/events/916995252013998/

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And here it is! the little album of last week's "Goa a Festes d'Horta" for the memory! Was a real pleasure to have the chance of bringing a free and open sample of our culture to the neighborhood, and seeing how even with constant rain all day and during the event so many people came to show your warm support and didn't stop dancing till the very end! Huge thanks to everyone, attendees, DJ's, helpers and Marta Vilardell for the pictures! <3 And of course special mention to the Festa Major d'Horta for the trust and courage to make it happen!
We really couldn't ask for a better ending of the European open air's season, now time to get into the indoor season and of course we're already cooking the new Mimesis CLUB season for those who are eager of more Mimesian nights in Barcelona! :P
We wait for you at the big opening on 18th October! More info really soon at the event... ;)

Mimesis CLUB 3rd Season Opening!
www.facebook.com/events/916995252013998/<ENGLISH BELOW>-----------------------

I aquí està! El petit àlbum de Goa a Festes d'Horta de la setmana passada per la memòria! Va ser un autèntic plaer tenir la oportunitat de portar una mostra oberta i gratuïta de la nostra cultura al barri, i veure com fins i tot amb pluja constant tot el dia i durant l'esdeveniment tanta gent us vàreu apropar a mostrar el vostre càlid suport i no vau parar de ballar fins el final! Moltíssimes gràcies a totes, assistents, DJ's, ajudants i Marta Vilardell per les fotografies! <3 I per suposat menció especial a la comissió de Festa Major Jove d'Horta per la confiança i valentia de fer-ho succeïr!
Realment no podriem demanar un millor final de la temporada Europea d'Open Air's, ara temps d'endinsar-nos a la temporada d'interior i per suposat ja estem cuinant la nova temporada de Mimesis CLUB per aquelles que estiguin ansioses per més nits Mimesianes a Barcelona! :P
Us esperem a la gran obertura el 18 d'Octubre! Molt aviat més info a l'esdeveniment... ;)

Mimesis CLUB 3rd Season Opening!
www.facebook.com/events/916995252013998/

<ENG>---------------

And here it is! the little album of last week's "Goa a Festes d'Horta" for the memory! Was a real pleasure to have the chance of bringing a free and open sample of our culture to the neighborhood, and seeing how even with constant rain all day and during the event so many people came to show your warm support and didn't stop dancing till the very end! Huge thanks to everyone, attendees, DJ's, helpers and Marta Vilardell for the pictures! <3 And of course special mention to the Festa Major d'Horta for the trust and courage to make it happen!
We really couldn't ask for a better ending of the European open air's season, now time to get into the indoor season and of course we're already cooking the new Mimesis CLUB season for those who are eager of more Mimesian nights in Barcelona! :P
We wait for you at the big opening on 18th October! More info really soon at the event... ;)

Mimesis CLUB 3rd Season Opening!
www.facebook.com/events/916995252013998/
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Jo vivies antes justo al lado en carrer passatge alt del turo 🦧

2 months ago

Mimesis - Psychedelic Art

Psy-Fi 2019 "Seed of Science" is beating and we’re really happy to share the decoration we made specially for its Mainstage! We’re pretty happy about how it turned out even if needed to give it some last minute twists that changed it a bit from our original idea, but we’re really grateful for the trust and help that the Psy-Fi team putted on us, and also thrilled of finally have decorated an area together with the master Artescape, who once again showed why is the world leader in psychedelic decorations, pulling out another great temple canopy and rising the bar of this kind of installations once again (the canopy is not visible on the pic to keep the tradition of our “stage-photo-finish” but we put you a general pic in comments for you to see and more pics will follow soon! <3) Was such a beautiful experience and a dream coming true to develop this project side by side artistically with Carin , we had a really similar vision of how to represent the “Seed of Science” thematic of this year’s Psy-Fi and all flowed quite smoothly, we believe the stage and canopy fits nicely as result! ^^
Now time to enjoy and celebrate!!

P.S. We’re needing some “disconnection” so please be patient regarding the private messages and booking requests answers, we expect to catch up during the first week of September :) thanks for your understanding!
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Psy-Fi 2019 Seed of Science is beating and we’re really happy to share the decoration we made specially for its Mainstage! We’re pretty happy about how it turned out even if needed to give it some last minute twists that changed it a bit from our original idea, but we’re really grateful for the trust and help that the Psy-Fi team putted on us, and also thrilled of finally have decorated an area together with the master Artescape, who once again showed why is the world leader in psychedelic decorations, pulling out another great temple canopy and rising the bar of this kind of installations once again (the canopy is not visible on the pic to keep the tradition of our “stage-photo-finish” but we put you a general pic in comments for you to see and more pics will follow soon!

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Canopy: Artescape Picture: Floating Lens Photography

Woooow ! Cant wait to see iT 😍😍😍😍❤️

Amazing deco really in love with u art guys 💓

Mainstage was really great this year, But i really missed your deco in the alternative/freak Floor like last year. Last years alternative was so amazing thanks to your deco. I know its The choice of psy-fi and not your choice But i wished you did The freak Floor as well.

it looks amazing guys!

Majestic wonderfull excelent 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤💚💚💚 tje best

Looks fantastic

U guys r awesome!

Magical**** love_it ❣️🙏

As usual it's awesome

Espectacular!

Fits perfect, looks insane guys 🤘

<3 the work ;)

Dia a Dia no deixeu de sorprendre'ns seguiu així família 😍

Lembro de ter lido ler uma reportagem de 2011 em que perguntaram pra Mimesis - Psychedelic Art, com quais artistas vcs gostariam de ter a oportunidade de trampar, e hoje ver que voces foram a luta, realizaram e realizam a cada dia esses sonhos mais lindos só me da orgulho de conhecer o trabalho e a garra de vcs! Isso é essencia <3 Parabéns familia Mimesis, maravilhoso demais o que vcs são <3

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You dudes are absolutely insane!

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Està sent increibleeeee!!! 😍😍😍

Brillant !

Killlerdelic

Woow 😍😍

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