Letters to earth

Bronce walnuts with walnut meat inside. 60 1:1 replicates of real walnuts.
A group of 60 of these (time) capsules will be laying on the grass of Skulpture Park Cologne for 2 years. Once the exhibition is over the will be buried beginning a time journey.
These anonymous letters will eventually last up to 2000 years on earth.

KölnSkulptur 9
La Fin de Babylone. Mich wundert, dass ich so fröhlich bin!
October 16, 2017–June 16, 2019
Curator Chus Martinez

In collaboration with the Sun 

continues Navarro’s interest in the conversation between celestial and terrestrial worlds. For this work, Navarro has constructed seven golden suits with mirrored masks and  geometrical mirrors for the hands to operate. They are worn by  dancers who will reflect the sunlight into the surrounding space, using the movements of their bodies as human sundials. Activations will take place towards the end of the day as the sun descends, and on a clear day, typically sets Reykjavik aglow—directly hitting the city on an angle as the earth spins away from its rays. As the exhibition takes place in the autumn-to-winter months, the duration of daylight will change dramatically from the beginning to end of the exhibition—from nearly eleven hours at the start of the show to a mere four hours twenty minutes at the end. While the movements of the performers are choreographed by the sun, the suits will also guide the sun’s movements as they reflect its light into the exhibition space and also confuse the boundaries between inside and outside, daylight and artificial light, our earthly bodies and solar forms.

Work: In collaboration with the Sun (2017).
Seven mirrored suits and solar synchronization; duration and dimensions variable. 
Venue: Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
Sequences VIII Elastic Hours
Curated by Margot Norton

Hydrohexagrams (for Tahuata)

I invited the village of Hapatoni from the island of Tahuata in the French Polinesia to use the I-Ching in order to ask a group question concerning the village, but, instead of throwing the coins themselves, I invited them to use waves in the ocean to throw them. Their interpretation of the resulting oceanic hexagram was adapted to a ancient traditional song sang at the end of the video. The village used the ocean as a oracle. The I-Ching question asked by the village at the beginning of the video was: ¨Will the generosity and solidarity of our ancestors be transmitted to our future generations?¨ The enlarged I-Ching coins were casted in bronce, weight 20 kilos each and have hand made drawings. Six coins were made for this project, three of the coins stayed at the Hapatoni Artesian Museum to be use by the villagers and three coins are displayed when the video is showed. 

Work comissioned by TBA21 for the exhibition Tidalectics
Curated by Stefanie Hessler. 2017
June 2–November 19, 2017

Seventh Window

Seventh window is inspired by the Buddhist principle that the body has nine holes from which energy, matter and information travel inside and outside of it. These windows allow us to establish a connection with our surrounding world, transforming the body into a metaphoric temple. This optical gymnastics device allows the exploration of our own body, specifically the anus, the only place our human anatomy does not permit us to  observe. By using it, our own contemplation cycle becomes completes in a uroboro ritual were observer and the unobserved become one.