Unión

2021
Latinoamérica y España

“Union” project is the artistic sum of the Spanish collective Boa Mistura and the Puerto Rican artist Myke Towers. It is born from the reflection on the invisible ties that connect people and places, beyond geographical, cultural, ethnic or social distance.

Music and Art as vectors of connection that cross borders.

CONCEPT

The work comprises 6 abstract fragments in their individuality, painted in 6 different places (Santo Domingo, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Madrid, San Juan and Medellín) that, together, compose the word UNION.

The project was realized in March 2021 in the communities of La Zurza in Santo Domingo, Unidad Habitacional Copilco Universidad Issste in Mexico City, Renca in Santiago de Chile, Cañada Real in Madrid, Río Piedras in San Juan and Comuna 13 in Medellín. All of them connected through the piece. Union of countries, communities and people.

The courts are the heart of the neighborhoods. Much of the community’s activity is articulated around them. They are squares, stadiums, dance halls and concert stages. For this reason, and because of their cross-cutting nature, we used the multi-purpose court in each of the six communities as a support for the project.

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La Zurza, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Unidad Habitacional Copilco Universidad Issste, Mexico City, Mexico
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Renca, Santiago de Chile, Chile
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Cañada Real, Madrid, Spain
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Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Comuna 13, Medellín, Colombia
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Union of the six aerial images

DESIGN

The strategy is based on the placement of the six courts in vertical format, aligned, forming a single landscape canvas on which to develop the design.

We start from the word UNION duplicated in its regular and italic version, and superimposed on itself.
The word reacts to the central axis of the courts, slightly obscuring the lower half of them.

On this composition, we fragmented and adjusted the six individualities, adapting the design to the morphological circumstances of each court.

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Design and division into six parts
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Aerial view of the court at La Zurza, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Aerial view of the court at Unidad Habitacional Copilco Universidad Issste, Mexico City, Mexico
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Aerial view of the court at Renca, Santiago de Chile, Chile
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Aerial view of the court at Cañada Real, Madrid, Spain
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Aerial view of the court at Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Aerial view of the court at Comuna 13, Medellín, Colombia
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La Zurza, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Unidad Habitacional Copilco Universidad Issste, Mexico City, Mexico
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Unidad Habitacional Copilco Universidad Issste, Mexico City, Mexico
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Comuna 13, Medellín, Colombia
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Unidad Habitacional Copilco Universidad Issste, Mexico City, Mexico
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Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Renca, Santiago de Chile, Chile
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Renca, Santiago de Chile, Chile
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Renca, Santiago de Chile, Chile
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Unidad Habitacional Copilco Universidad Issste, Mexico City, Mexico
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Cañada Real, Madrid, Spain
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La Zurza, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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La Zurza, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Information and credits
  • Total intervention of the six courts: 2,500 m2 approximately
  • All courts made with anti-slip acrylic enamel on concrete.
  • Project carried out with the support of Myke TowersBuena Vibra and White World Music
  • Thanks to Max Pérez Escudero and Natalia Nieto from Buena Vibra, for making this madness possible

 

  • SANTO DOMINGO
  • Dimensions of the field: 12.20 wide x 23.5 high
  • Logistical support from Asociación vecinal de La Zurza and Club Deportivo Los Rottweilers.
  • Thanks to Monchi, Bryan, Juan, Nelson, Chef and Club Deportivo Los Rottweilers. To Elia, Alex and Chileng, and to all the neighbors of La Zurza.
  • Aerial by Isern Cinema

 

  • CIUDAD DE MÉXICO
  • Dimensions of the court: 15.06 wide x 28.05 high
  • Thanks to Javier and family, Brenda, Maribel Soto, Rodrigo Casas, Roberto H "Dronerobert", neighbors of Unidad Habitacional Copilco ISSSTE.
  • Aerial by Drone Robert

 

  • SANTIAGO DE CHILE
  • Dimensions of the court: 17.60 wide x 30 high
  • Logistical and execution support from Lira Arte Público
  • Thanks to all the team of Lira Arte Público for making this stage possible, to all the neighbors of La Renca.
  • Aerial by Matías Baeza

 

  • MADRID
  • Dimensions of the court: 9.66 wide x 17.20 high
  • Logistical support from Asociación el Fanal and Cáritas.
  • Thanks to Blanca Pastor, Pablo Choza, Tarik and his family, and all the neighbors of La Cañada Real.
  • Aerial by Boa Mistura

 

  • SAN JUAN
  • Dimensions of the court: 16 wide x 26.6 high
  • Logistical support from Max Perez, Natalia Nieto and the entire Buena Vibra team.
  • Thanks to Alexis Díaz, Ilexander Rivera, David Zayas, Zeriel and the neighbors of Río Piedras Heights.
  • Aerials by Ilexander Rivera

 

  • MEDELLÍN
  • Dimensions of the court: 18 wide x 35.8 high
  • Logistical support from Casa Kolacho
  • Thanks to Jeihhco, Elizabeth and all the Casa Kolacho partners who supported us: Mike Graff, Nero, Shura, Tatam, Jomak, Bombi Sonbat, Don Gil, Simon "Sky Solutions Drones", Taller de Arquitectos, Amparo's family and all the neighbors of Cuatro Esquinas, in Comuna 13.
  • Aerial by Sky Solutions Drones

 

  • Execution Team: Diego Vicente, María Corrales, Irene García, Javier Ballesteros, Susana Contreras and Lira Arte Público
  • Photography and video by Boa Mistura, Dan BarreriGonzalo P. Martos and Matías Baeza
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