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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And we continue trying to catch up with the pictures we have pending to publish ^^' time for Raumklang Christmas Special! last December in Zürich (Switzerland) :) as usual, a big blast only possible with a TOP organization, club crew and the luxury of having the great Mapping of Psylusion Optix + the laser and lights show of Impact-Vision <3 super team!! Pics also as usual by Mysticalpics , thanks for them, you rock!! <3And we continue trying to catch up with the pictures we have pending to publish ^^' time for Raumklang Christmas Special! last December in Zürich (Switzerland) :) as usual, a big blast only possible with a TOP organization, club crew and the luxury of having the great Mapping of Psylusion Optix + the laser and lights show of Impact-Vision <3 super team!! Pics also as usual by Mysticalpics , thanks for them, you rock!! <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Mimesis CLUB End Of Season - 6th April 2018 w/ Shivatree & Pavane!

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BUFF realment no sabem com començar…
Quan fa més d’un any vam començar a planificar el nou concepte de Mimesis CLUB, no estàvem segurs d’on ens ficàvem… fent sis festes mensuals consecutives amb una aposta tant ambiciosa en localització, lineup, decoració, so, etc… tot planificat i acordat amb molt de temps d’antel·lació així que sense marxa enrera un cop començat… hem d’admetre que teniem les nostres preocupacions i pors de com seria la resposta que tindríem, però per sort vam confiar en les nostres sensacions i decidit tirar-ho endavant! ^^
I uns mesos després, des de la inauguració totes vosaltres vau superar les nostres expectatives i ens vau mostrar un suport massiu que realment va omplir-nos a nivells que no podeu ni imaginar… I el passat divendres, aquest tancament ha estat simplement el més gran i millor que podiem desitjar, així que simplement GRÀCIES. GRÀCIES REALS, PROFUNDES I HONESTES A TOTES VOSALTRES, cada una de les persones que heu vingut a qualsevol dels nostres esdeveniments i heu fet possible que continuem endavant… i fet possible que us puguem confirmar ja les dates per la següent temporada de Mimesis CLUB :D aquí van!

- 19 d'Octubre 2018
- 9 de Novembre 2018
- 14 de Desembre 2018
- 11 de Gener 2019
- 8 de Febrer 2019
- 8 de Març 2019
- 5 d'Abril 2019

També gràcies a totes les membres i col·laboradores del nostre genial equip que han estat treballant dia a dia per aportar-vos el millor; Sergio, Liya, Lluna, Uri, Elena, Jesse, Marta, Ruskins, Anna Gonzalez, Albert Casanovas, Putu Dani <3
I a totes les artistes que han passat pel nostre humil club a compartir la seva genial música i energia, en ordre invers d’actuació: Pavane, Shivatree, Cosmosis, Pete & Pan, Azadee, Hypnocoustics, Hypnoxock, Filteria, Morphic Resonance, Anoebis, Martian Arts, D-Maniac, Nebula Meltdown <3
Us deixem l’àlbum i us convidem a etiquetar-vos i ajudar-nos a difondre la paraula!! i com marca la tradició… us deixem ja l’esdeveniment pel proper trip per que pugueu unir-vos i esperar-hi actualitzacions :D

ESDEVENIMENT MIMESIS CLUB 2.0 SEASON OPENING - 19 d’OCTUBRE:
www.facebook.com/events/1861138297518098/

I per suposat no oblideu que aquest Sant Joan (23 de Juny) tenim una cita per una de grossa que estem preparant junt amb Prosound: Solstice Gathering!!

ESDEVENIMENT SOLSTICE GATHERING 2018:
www.facebook.com/events/195265247916374/

Ens veiem aviat!!

Cels, César i Jordi
www.mimesisproject.com

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BUFF we really don’t know how to start…
When more than one year ago we started planning the new Mimesis CLUB concept, we were not sure of where we were getting involved… doing six consecutive monthly parties with such an ambitious bet on location, lineup, decoration, sound, etc… all planned and arranged with lot of time in advance so no way back once started… we must admit we had our concerns and fears about how would be the response to it, but luckily trusted our feelings and decided to go for it! ^^
And some months later, since the inauguration you all exceeded our expectations and showed us a massive support that really fulfilled us to levels you can’t even imagine… And last Friday, this closing have been just the biggest and better one we could’ve wished for, so just THANKS. REAL, DEEP AND HONEST THANKS TO ALL OF YOU, every single person who came to any of our events and made possible to continue ongoing… and made possible that we can confirm you already all the dates for the next Mimesis CLUB season :D here they are!

- 19th October 2018
- 9th November 2018
- 14th December 2018
- 11th January 2019
- 8th February 2019
- 8th March 2019
- 5th April 2019

Also thanks to all the members and collaborators of our amazing team who’ve been working day by day to provide you the best; Sergio, Liya, Lluna, Uri, Elena, Jesse, Marta, Ruskins, Anna Gonzalez, Albert Casanovas, Putu Dani <3
And to all the artists who passed by our humble club to share their amazing music and energy, in inverse played order: Pavane, ShivaTree, Cosmosis, Pete & Pan akka. Pete Mush & Pieter Pan, Azadee, Hypnocoustics, Hypnoxock, Filteria, Morphic Resonance, Anoebis, Martian Arts, D_Maniac, Nebula Meltdown <3
Last but not least, to all the Wolf Barcelona staff for making us feel at (and let us transform the place in) our home <3
We leave you the album and invite you to tag yourself and help us spread the word!! and as the tradition points… we let you already the event for the next trip so you can join it and wait for updates :D

EVENT MIMESIS CLUB 2.0 SEASON OPENING - 19th OCTOBER:
www.facebook.com/events/1861138297518098/

And of course don’t forget that for Sant Joan (23rd June) we have a date for a big one we’re prepairing among with Prosound: Solstice Gathering !!

EVENT SOLSTICE GATHERING 2018:
www.facebook.com/events/195265247916374/

See you soon!!

Cels, César and Jordi
www.mimesisproject.com

Sergio Unradelic Liya Livet Lluna Lilith Oriol Silver Elena RM Jesse Rae York Marta Vivs Ruskins Seitons Anna Gonzalez Albert Casanovassi Putu Dani <3
Caroline Boermans Ilan Cholo Fleischman Bill Halsey Pete Mush Pieter Pan Deepak Kumar Joe Studt Victor Sol-Sona Jannis Filteria Cristian Fernandez Joske Vranken Nektarios Meintanis David Trindade Kristian Nebula Ramon Mas Espinalt <3
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Meanwhile in Brazil… Sonoora 2018 already ongoing so we unleash the photo finish of our decoration for its stage! :D as promised, this is our biggest portable mounting we ever made, and we’re super happy with the result ^^ we’re glad we met this wonderful organization who really made easy to develop such an ambitious project and made us feel like at home every second, full friendly and one of the most professional production team we ever worked with, thanks again for all Sonoora crew! <3 now let’s enjoy together this amazing lineup and the wicked mapping by VJ VACÃO!! (videos soon on our fb page Mimesis - Psychedelic Art )

Sonoora 6 Anos - Oficial <3
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Meanwhile in Brazil… Sonoora 2018 already ongoing so we unleash the photo finish of our decoration for its stage! :D as promised, this is our biggest portable mounting we ever made, and we’re super happy with the result ^^ we’re glad we met this wonderful organization who really made easy to develop such an ambitious project and made us feel like at home every second, full friendly and one of the most professional production team we ever worked with, thanks again for all Sonoora crew!

 

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Sempre com muito amor...salam aleikun rmauns🌈

incredible work! most of the time couldn't imagine my eyes.. thank you and hope to see your work again! <3

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