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

And as usual, with Raumklang blast we officially end our 2018's "summer tour"! :D always mad to decorate such a big indoor against the clock but thanks to our nice team and the great production of the event and club it feels easy and comfy ^^ thanks to all!!! Also a luxury to have it mapped by TAS Visuals and Psylusion Optix , serious psychedelic night <3 soon more pics and videos of the outcome!! Stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less

And as usual, with Raumklang blast we officially end our 2018s summer tour! :D always mad to decorate such a big indoor against the clock but thanks to our nice team and the great production of the event and club it feels easy and comfy ^^ thanks to all!!! Also a luxury to have it mapped by TAS Visuals and Psylusion Optix , serious psychedelic night

 

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Hey, u come to zürich and tell me? We could have gone take a beer together...

ah, we are so close each other! still in zurich?

WOHWWW, what a AMAZING JOB! <3 THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

wow, amazing!! <3 big hug guys!

Wow!!! This is a real beauty!! Loving the faces and textures!! Super super!

Fall in love .... cant wait for 31 oct. ...

really enjoyed this time ! thank you 😍 was huge and beautiful

This setup is really one of the best youve made wow

Always a pleasure to work with you guys 🤗😘

Sou els putus amos!!!

Kate Haseley

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2 weeks ago

Mimesis - Psychedelic Art

ANDDDDD HERE IT GOES!! :D LINEUP FOR SAMHAIN GATHERING 2018!!

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Sabíem que l’expectació després de la rebentada del Solstice era alta així que hem tractat d’ajuntar un gran lineup, tant variat com habitualment però també portant alguns subestils més foscos dels sons habituals que ens encanten… i aquí està!! :D que us sembla?? més informació i actualitzacions seguiràn aviat al esdeveniment així que us convidem a unir-vos i mantenir-vos atents!

Samhain Gathering 2018 - A Psychedelic Castanyada Tale :
www.facebook.com/events/221285242022350/

També aprofitem la ocasió per obrir prevendes, incloses les primeres 100 EARLY BIRD TICKETS A NOMÉS 15€!
>>VENDA AQUI: www.seetickets.es/go/samhaingathering2018

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We knew the expectation after Solstice’s blast was high so tried hard to gather a top lineup, as variated as usual but also bringing some darker substyles of the usual sounds we love… and here it is!! :D what you think about it?? more information and updates will follow soon at the event so we invite you to join it and stay tuned!

Samhain Gathering 2018 - A Psychedelic Castanyada Tale :
www.facebook.com/events/221285242022350/

Also we take advantage of the ocassion to open presales, including the first 100 EARLY BIRD TICKETS AT ONLY 15€!
>>SALE HERE: www.seetickets.es/go/samhaingathering2018
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ANDDDDD HERE IT GOES!! :D LINEUP FOR SAMHAIN GATHERING 2018!!

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Sabíem que l’expectació després de la rebentada del Solstice era alta així que hem tractat d’ajuntar un gran lineup, tant variat com habitualment però també portant alguns subestils més foscos dels sons habituals que ens encanten… i aquí està!! :D que us sembla?? més informació i actualitzacions seguiràn aviat al esdeveniment així que us convidem a unir-vos i mantenir-vos atents!

Samhain Gathering 2018 - A Psychedelic Castanyada Tale :
https://www.facebook.com/events/221285242022350/

També aprofitem la ocasió per obrir prevendes, incloses les primeres 100 EARLY BIRD TICKETS A NOMÉS 15€!
>>VENDA AQUI: https://www.seetickets.es/go/samhaingathering2018

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We knew the expectation after Solstice’s blast was high so tried hard to gather a top lineup, as variated as usual but also bringing some darker substyles of the usual sounds we love… and here it is!! :D what you think about it?? more information and updates will follow soon at the event so we invite you to join it and stay tuned!

Samhain Gathering 2018 - A Psychedelic Castanyada Tale :
https://www.facebook.com/events/221285242022350/

Also we take advantage of the ocassion to open presales, including the first 100 EARLY BIRD TICKETS AT ONLY 15€!
>>SALE HERE: https://www.seetickets.es/go/samhaingathering2018

 

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Yeah 😈😈😈

A mi em sembla collonut que es vagin montant aquestos minifestivals al carrer de casa 🙃😉🔝

Yeah awesome lineup!

Som Hi !!!

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4 weeks ago

Mimesis - Psychedelic Art

Gaia Connection is beating since last night and Aldeia De Outro Mundo is buzzing full of life and joy <3 so… time to reveal our stage decoration specially built for it! ^^ was really challenging to make it happen in a record time but we knew for sure we wanted to participate on this amazing gathering and thanks to the help of our great team (including our brazilian brothers from Arte Astral), plus one of the best festival crews we ever met we can call it a success! :D and again such a pleasure to have it mapped during the night by VJ VACÃO… out of words already… just wait for the videos!! we’ll share soon among with the others we owe you ;) stay tuned!!
Now our favourite momenttt let’s enjoy the result!! :D

Mimesis - Psychedelic Art decoration @ Gaia Connection #8 - Encontro De Culturas Alternativas 2018 <3
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Gaia Connection is beating since last night and Aldeia De Outro Mundo is buzzing full of life and joy

 

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Gratidão família Mimesis Astral o/

A Aldeia outro mundo é o pico dos picos ! Parabéns amigos !!! Sucesso sempre. Voooaaaa Kadu L Astral

one more!!!!!! mimesis rocks!!!!

Bom trabalho rmauns... namastê

Arte linda, parabéns rmanos!

bem astral mesmo !

will haaaabeen 😍💪🏻 die delo und ahlag für üsi party Steven Dias

Amazing

A arte deste palco está maravilhosa 👏👏👏 parabéns

Respect! 👏👏

Precioooos. Felicitats

wow very cool guys!!! <3

Ravander Vaz

Amaro Vasco

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