About the artwork:
The main purpose of this project is to achieve that the audience could recognize itself in the face, body and sexuality of what is mostly called “the other”. This bond is to be created through my work, which consists mainly in a graphic and personal reinterpretation of Mexican pre-Columbian myths about sexuality.
For this reason, my work focuses on a public whose cultural background is different from the Mexican context, so that it could have an approach to the conception of sexuality in ancient times through the iconographic, symbolic and mythological motifs I work with, giving an innovative colorful twist that welcomes the spectator in a playful and even childlike manner. Thus, this project is directed towards all kinds of audience: art students, artists, historians, anthropologists, queer people, non-binary bodies and curious people who like to know more about the ancient Mexican visions on sexuality.
All around the world we have been bombarded with ideals of physical beauty, as well as norms that dictate how people should enjoy sexuality.
But it was not always this way. Mexican civilization of the pre-Hispanic period had a totally different conception about gender and sexuality, as it can be seen from the Borgia Codex, which is one of the few manuscripts of the period that survived the Spanish invasion and conquest.
This manuscript possesses an augural character, for it was used for spiritual purposes and consists of twenty signs that represent a different day each. It is rich in symbolism and representations of sexual nature. Ancient Mexicans regarded sexuality as a means for worshipping their deities, purification and the creation of community through the celebration of festivities.
For them, gender was not something static, but dynamic, that is, it changed according to the time of the year, the season or the celebration in turn. Duality was present in every deity, for each one has a male and female manifestation of the same force.
For example, death had a male manifestation, Mictlantehcutli the god of death, and Mictlacihuatl, the goddess of death, was the female expression. Yet, there existed deities that were not exclusively male or females, as is the case of Tezcatlipoca, the smoky mirror, and one of the guardians of the entrance to the underworld, who was said to be hermaphrodite. Sexual orientation, besides, was not limited to heterosexual exchange. Some deities, like the god Chin, were even represented in homosexual practices with other gods to teach men how to keep sexual intercourse with other men.
About the artist:
Rurru Mipanochia is a cyborg built in Nibiru, but discarded to the Earth by defects in its operating system, reborn in Mexico City – in fact, it adopts the humanoid form to camouflage itself with the multitude; Skimming some people, to assimilate themselves in skin to this race and feeding on the coagulated menstruation of some residents and in this way to absorb part of their DNA -, studied Visual Arts in the Faculty of Arts and Design, UNAM, graduated the year 2012 of Gregorian calendar. In 2015-2016, the asteroid B612 passed by touching the Earth’s orbit, which caused that when crashing this asteroid almost with the planet Earth, aligned with Mercury and thus, the energy vibration caused that it got chosen for the program from young creators of the FONCA ( Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, a reknown art scholarship in Mexico).
For consecutive years the alignment of certain stars helps her/him/it to have his/her/its work exposed in Mexico, Latin America, Europe and the U.S.A. As well as published in National magazines as International mag: Chilango, Yorokobu, KaltBlut, POUSTA, The City Loves You, CulturaColectiva, among others.
At the moment lives with Océlotl and Xolotl in the Underworld, riding consecutively Zotz everytime that wishes to leave its cave to penetrate delicious asses with smelly and full of dry shit.
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“I am interested with cooperation in a Mediatic and organization way, maybe i could make flyers or gifs for the information spreading, or i could help with the organization.”