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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6 days ago

Mimesis - Psychedelic Art

Hiteck Revolution Festival opened his gates so we can unveil the decoration we built for it!
If you put together an amazing production team, a dreamy location (If you don't know Aldeia Outro Mundo, just check it out... by far the most ambitious and inspiring eco-village project we ever seen), the best food and hospitality ever... and on top of that working together on the stage with our partner and official VJ, VJ VACÃO, and the great Pure Groove Systems e Danley Sound Labs by Synergy Audio sound team with who is just a big pleasure to work with, plus the mighty Surya EcoArt on charge of the canopy (astonishing work and perfect fit, will share some pics of stage+canopy asap!)... we can just say WE'RE SPOILED! <Cosmic Crewrew, voçés estão de parabéns, gratidao por toda la confianza puesta en nos e trato recebido! <3

And soon night comes and VJ Vacao will unleash his great visuals (Mapped piece by piece, all of them modeled in 3D!) + holographic show... FASTEN YOUR MINDBELTS cause this is gonna be epic! Videos here soon ;) follow us on Instagram @mimesisdeco if want to see some live stories!
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Hiteck Revolution Festival opened his gates so we can unveil the decoration we built for it!
If you put together an amazing production team, a dreamy location (If you dont know Aldeia Outro Mundo, just check it out... by far the most ambitious and inspiring eco-village project we ever seen), the best food and hospitality ever... and on top of that working together on the stage with our partner and official VJ, VJ VACÃO, and the great Pure Groove Systems e Danley Sound Labs by Synergy Audio sound team with who is just a big pleasure to work with, plus the mighty Surya EcoArt on charge of the canopy (astonishing work and perfect fit, will share some pics of stage+canopy asap!)... we can just say WERE SPOILED!

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It’s always a pleasure to be together with such passionate and creative people. Congrats.

MIMESIS 🤘🤘🤘 it is always an honor make the visuals for the best in the world!!!!

Huge Tops 😱😍 and high quality deco ❤️

Wish we could make it to this wonderful Festival!!! Just had the pleasure to listen to a bit of the livestream... already WOWed me. Hope to get more to listen to from this years edition!!!😍😋

Fabulous solution for the woofers! Beautiful symbiosis <3

Amazing guys 🔥♥️

amazing stage design 🤘🖤🤘

Good work!!!💪 Good Art!!! 💚💙

Mimesis sytle! ❤️

Brilliant 🧡

pure art ♥️

Que lindo!!! Parabéns!

Faz live por favor

Muito.muito. bom trabalho pessoal

Parabéns, arrasaram

Sensational

Slc psicodelia vai escorrer, com vacão na projeção, nesse palco monstro

Divino🥰 Vaja trabajo lindo🙏🙊🙉🙈

Parabéns

Ijay Santi

Grandes!

Ananda Vale

Pedro Augusto Maciel

Vinícius Damaceno

1 week ago

Mimesis - Psychedelic Art

Mimesis CLUB, 10th January 2020 (w/ Etnica/Pleiadians and Kënda)

pic by Marta VilardellINTENSE NIGHT!

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Millor teaser i començament d'any impossible! La classe d'energia que ens agrada i esperem tornar a tenir al Juny a Huéznar Festival <3 MIL GRÀCIES A TOTES PER GENERAR LA MILLOR VIBRA COM SEMPRE! <3
Com és habitual, compartim l'àlbum complet de la mà de Marta Vilardell per la memòria :D

I gràcies també a les artistes convidades, Etnica/Pleiadians i Kënda, per obrir i tancar la nit i transportar-nos per unes hores al Batán de Las Monjas ^_^
I també gràcies com sempre al nostre gran equip que fa això possible; Sergio Unradelic, David, Putu Dani, Lluna, Elena, Marta, Ruth, Kënda, Nerea, Yüyi, Lluc, Sergio, Arnau, Joana, Dani SB, Uriel, Armand, Krystian, Heura, Roger... ens sentim molt afortunades de tenir-vos a bord! <3

I ens encarem ja al proper Mimesis CLUB amb la intenció de mantenir el nivell alt! Com és habitual, si voleu veure-ho per vosaltres mateixes us recomanem que comproveu el que us hem preparat ;)
Així que prepareu-vos i ens veiem de nou el 7 de Febrer!! :D

Mimesis team

Mimesis CLUB - February w/ Liquid Flow & Morphic Resonance!
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Impossible to have a better teaser and starting of the year! The kind of energy that we love and hope to have again at Huéznar Festival in June <3 HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR GENERATING THE BEST VIBE AS ALWAYS! <3
As usual, we share the full album by Marta Vilardell for the memory :D

Special thanks also to the guest artists, Etnica/Pleiadians and Kënda for opening and closing the night and makingt us travel for some hours to Batán de Las Monjas ^_^
And thanks as always to our great team who make all this possible; Sergio Unradelic, David, Putu Dani, Lluna, Elena, Marta, Ruth, Kënda, Nerea, Yüyi, Lluc, Sergio, Arnau, Joana, Dani SB, Uriel, Armand, Krystian, Heura, Roger… we feel really lucky of having you onboard! <3

And we head to the next Mimesis CLUB with the intention of keeping the level high! As usual, if you want to see for yourself we recommend you to check what we prepared for it ;)
So get ready and see you again on 7th February!! :D

Mimesis team

Mimesis CLUB - February w/ Liquid Flow & Morphic Resonance!
EVENT:
www.facebook.com/events/576066996280139/
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3 weeks ago

Mimesis - Psychedelic Art

Yanomami Festival is entering the year in full force and we finally catch a break to make and share our classic "photo finish" of the decoration we made for its mainstage! :D
Have been hard to capture in a pic such a huge panoramic setup so we believe it deserves some explanations; is really hard to appreciate it on the capture but the stage have a "C" shape with the sides some meters closer to the public, "embracing" the dancefloor, and also we built 6 other big sculpture pannels surrounding the dancefloor that are not visible in the pic, so wherever you look at you're surrounded by mimesian artifacts! :P and all the stage and surrounding pannels are mapped during the nights by the great VJ Pickles <3

Also is worth to mention that probably many of you aren't aware of what means pulling together this kind of projects; not only on the designing, carving and painting but also on the logistics; packing, carrying over countries and building up usually with quite tight schedules... We strongly believe that we're doing "properly" our job when "it looks easy" and all this "background work" isn't visible to both the attendees and organizers, and we intend to keep on doing it this way :) but the reason we're bringing this up now, is cause for this buildup we had serious troubles to get the decoration released from the Brazilian Santos Port; even if we sent it with lot of time and it docked on destination at 28th November, took ¡¡25!! days to get it released, almost at the last possible minute to make happen the decoration (we had 72 hours to mount it all then ^^'), and it was after weeks of stress, burocracy and specially thanks to the implication and help of many people who putted many hours and energy as if it was their own decoration, thinking all the time on how important was this for thousands of people who were expecting to see it shining for their NYE:
Starting by who leaded all this process and been many days working from dawn to sunset, our main saviour and much more than a partner, a part of our family who we're the luckiest to have; Marcela Crepaldi <3 and likewise partner and family, who made us feel confident enough to take the leap and been always giving us nothing but full support, help and hospitality; Leandro (VJ Vacao) <3
And also to Cibele from Verko Logistica + many people working on the process under her lead, Patrick from Geodis, Leonardo from MSL and of course Maycon and the amazing crew of Yanomami for their full support and help <3

Waw that was a long one :D starting the year really happy and eager to thank everybody who make possible for this dream to keep ongoing after 10 years stronger than ever ^^ as soon as possible we will make a proper 2019's post so stay tuned as usual at our FB and Instagram pages :)
Hope you all started the year at the best possible way!! see you soon.

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Yanomami Festival is entering the year in full force and we finally catch a break to make and share our classic photo finish of the decoration we made for its mainstage! :D
Have been hard to capture in a pic such a huge panoramic setup so we believe it deserves some explanations; is really hard to appreciate it on the capture but the stage have a C shape with the sides some meters closer to the public, embracing the dancefloor, and also we built 6 other big sculpture pannels surrounding the dancefloor that are not visible in the pic, so wherever you look at youre surrounded by mimesian artifacts! :P and all the stage and surrounding pannels are mapped during the nights by the great VJ Pickles

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Happy New Year Folks !!! In awe with your set up every time. Pls share a panoramic view of the Mimesis Deco work for this Yanomami Festival. ❤️

woooow amigos, queridos!! É muito mais que um prazer poder trabalhar em equipe com vocês... Foram realmente dias tensos e não foi fácil, mas poder ver esse palco montado e admirar esse espetáculo de arte... vale mais que qualquer esforço!!!!! Obrigada a vocês por confiarem em nos :D vocês são parte de nossa família <3 obrigada!!!! e agora vamos tirar alguns dias de merecidas férias hahahahaha

A satisfação de trabalhar junto com a maior e melhor equipe de decor do mundo eh imensurável, mesmo que eu não tenha feito a projeção essa vez, Obrigado por confiarem, obrigado pela amizade e que venha mtas e mtas festas!!!!! 🐮🤘🔥

I’m very happy to be part of this process and thank you all specially to Marcela and Leandro who gave me the opportunity to help your logistics needs in Brazil with my colleague Rodrigo Rebelo during the customs clearance process and overcoming the challenges of Santos port procedures. It’s a very nice art that could not be out of the scoop of Yanomami festival, amazing pannels!

Uns cracks com sempre👌🙌 Quin sound system?🧐

Thaaank you so much guys!! Such a beatiful work! You are amazing!

Pedazo de equipo, un resultado genial....

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