Room Temperature Collective

Room Temperature collective explores memorabilia of public domain and socio-spatial relational structures. 

Our goals lay in between the aesthetics of public anguish and beautification. The focus of the collective is to recreate micro historical events in an in situ form. It extends, but is not limited to in situ installations, ephemeral actions, photographs, sculpture, thoughts, new media structures and public writings. 

Working together usually involves the generation of ideas, concepts, sketches, maps and mixed media to build products or bi-products along the US-Mexico border or in each separate entity. Room Temperature Collective does not appropriate each project, but gives value to what is present physically and / or spiritually.

Collective members… Taza Avedoy, Guillermo Echeveste & Griselda Rosas


 

 

Vuelos de Ida y Vuelta, Round Trip

ON-SITE EXHIBITION ABOARD AN AIRPLANE IN TIJUANA, MEXICO

On-site exhibition aboard an airplane in Tijuana, Mexico! With artist and poet friends Teresa Avedoy, Ander Azpiri, Rizzhel Javier, Griselda Rosas, Aren Skalman and Chris Warr. 

In these times of border discord, this binational collaboration is aimed at continuing to foster the ongoing artistic dialogue of our region.

Viaje de Ida y Vuelta // Round Trip is a collection of site specific installations aboard a decommissioned jetliner in Tijuana, Mexico. Organized by Room Temperature Collective and Presented by artist friends Ander Azpiri (MX), Rizzhel Javier (US), Griselda Rosas (MX/US), Aren Skalman (US), and Chris Warr (US), in collaboration with the faculty and students of Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana.

As you drive along Calle Pasteje through the neighborhood of Lomas Taurinas looking up the hill, one can see a stripped down Boeing 737 perched on the edge of the Instituto Tecnologico campus. The airplane is emblazoned with the fading colors and logo of Avolar, a short-lived Tijuana budget airline. The aircraft was hauled in sections from a hanger across the valley and reassembled for use as an instructional laboratory for the students of the newly formed Aeronautical Engineering department.

Viaje de Ida y Vuelta // Round Trip seeks to foster dialogues not only between artists and the academic community, but also with the wider community, by presenting art generated from the context while using innovative approaches to process and material exploration.

 

Ander Azpiri is a sculptor, virtuoso draftsman and micro-sculptor; has exhibited since the nineties in various spaces in Mexico, Spain, Germany, the United States, Colombia and England; has been a member of the National Creator System. 

Rizzhel Javier elaborates poetic ethnography by means of the rescue and reinterpretation of the daguerreotype, but also manages an endless number of innovative techniques; her work has been extensively exhibited in Southern California. She is a recipient of the 2017 San Diego Art Prize. 

Aren Skalman creates playful sonorities with sculptural machines driven by human interaction with space; has recently exhibited at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, San Diego Art Institute, Bread and Salt, Space 4 Art, SDSU Downtown Gallery, and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. 

Griselda Rosas constructs disturbing syncretic sculptures that are metaphors of political and historical-productive hegemonies. She has been invited to exhibit in esteemed spaces of the United States, Mexico and southern France; recently was selected in the edition of the Biennial of Florence and at the moment belongs to the National System of Creators. 

Chris Warr is a craftsman of the human figure, who explores meticulously through the fragment and playing with the size and scale of the materials; is a co-founder of Space 4 Art, San Diego, and his work has been exhibited at cultural centers and museums in the state of California. 

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