GEORGE SÁNCHEZ-CALDERÓN

AN AMERICAN SWIMMING POOL FALLA

 

AMERICAN FALLA

2010

Miami Art Museum

Edition of 5


American Falla involves burning the outline of a kidney shaped swimming pool into the ground and setting it ablaze. The performance took place on April 19th, 2010, which is the Anniversary day of St.Joseph, the artist Fathers Birthday and the Anniversary of Las Fallas festival in Spain.


The drawings produced using gold foil, blue acetate and a xerox of Levittown are in a group of 9 images. The video accompanies the suite which is in an edition of 5. Collection of the Miami Art Museum.



HISTORY OF LAS FALLAS:

The tradition of las Fallas stems from the 16th century when spanish carpenters would perform a spring-cleaning by setting ablaze the remnants of their workshop. The tradition has evolved today into construction of elaborate wooden structures whose subject matter is both political and satirical.

WORK  / WORK.html
PRESS  /PRESS_.html
BIO  /BIO.html
CONTACTCONTACT_.html
VIDEO / VIDEOS.html
PAINTING SYSTEMPainting_System.html
VACAS FLACASVacas_Flacas.html
PASTOR FORBES •Pastor_Forbes.html
JUDAS / SADDAMJudas_Hassam.html
FREEDOM TOWERFreedom_Bar.html
MONUMENT / PLINTHPlinth___Monument.html
AMERICAN FALLAAmerican_Falla.html
I’M NOT A FCKNGIM_NOT_A_FCKNG_PARTY.html
STUDIO: THE BAKERYStudio.html
SWIM. POOL FALLA
FAMILY OF MAN •Family_of_Man_.html
ANTI-CHRISTAntiChrist.html
MIAMI MIDTOWN • Miami_Midtown_.html
CRACK-CAN PIPECrack_Can_Pipe.html
LE CABANONLe_Cabanon_.html
AFTER DURERAfter_Durer.html
LIFEBOATLifeBoat.html
NICHENiche.html
WISHING WELLWishing_Well_.html
LA BENDICION •LaBendicion.html
NUMBERS PROJECTNumbers_Project.html
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LUV SHOPPELuv_Shoppe.html
BIRD SHOPPEBird_Shoppe.html

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CUBAN ARMORCuban_Armor.html
MARTI LAMPMarti_Lamp.html
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AWAITINGAwaiting.html

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AMERICAN KNIGHTAmerican_Knight.html

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ON GOING

CENTRUSTCENTRUST.html
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PAX AMERICANAPax_Americana.html
IN GOD WE TRUSTIn_God_We_Trust_.html
ARCHITECTUREArchitecture.html

2014

ADIOSADIOS.html
LEONLEON.html
ADIOS FALLAADIOS_FALLA.html
NOT FOR SALENOT_FOR_SALE.html
FALLA RESEARCHFalla_Research.html
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PRESS  /PRESS_.html
BIO  /BIO.html
CONTACTCONTACT_.html
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