The lighthouse from ancient times has been linked to the idea of the immobile vigilant, who gives light to the sailor and his gaze becomes. It is a silent watcher accompanying him. Refers to the security and stability that stands and resists the fury of time and nature. Its verticality is also associated with the concept of "axis-mundus", the world axis connecting the lower level to the upper.
This installation evokes the concept of lighthouse, supporting this architectural object and its meaning on a sphere.
Materials: Acrylic, steel, plastic, sand and gypsum.
Fans, festoons. Variable dimensions
Research about the concept of infinity, or what is supposed to be absolutely unconditioned or undetermined, referring to a quantity without any limit or end. This work is an approach to perpetual motion and at the same time randomness. This random is conditioned by an imposed order or a frame especially created to provide the movement. I am also interested in the creation of organisms that can demonstrate this concept due to certain faculties that can make them feign own life. One purpose of this work is to achieve an interaction between the organisms and the viewer.
Video: Esteban Rivera
Sound: Tommy Simpson
Photos: Charles Gonzalez Bernal
Atmosphere created to play with the spectator.
AYRM? Looking for the fissure, this installation is going to spaces that are left behind in the daily life, and there is where the exploration starts. Objects from the everyday life will be transformed into sounds, images, spaces and prosthesis. It is an opportunity to propose a parallel place (a fantasy) evolved amidst ordinary elements of a big city. The piece establishes an interplay of relations with the spectator exalting his presence. The objective is to build an atmosphere where the proposal is to stimulate the senses and where the author has created a space for the spectator to inhabit this new creation.
AYRM? Is more than a question, it is an expression that suggests an adversarial reference to the "ready made” wondering if we are pieces that are reused even in a work of art. It is an encounter and an experience to be lived within a work of art.
The floor is full of wires that hinder the movement. Light sculptures shape the space as that move. A character directs the performance. His body is filled with prosthesis, like prosthesis for disabled person, but made rom recycled objects. His voice is also a prosthesis -a recording made in the past but communicates in the present with the audience, taking them through a series of "orders" to transform the space and experience.
Collaborators: Kathrin Dehlan
Maria de los Angeles Torres
Sound design: Carlos Guerra
Photos: Carlos Mario Lema and Ana Manosalva
Video: Oscar HR
Materials: Sewing Staples
Set of scales with the projection of model in closed loop. When leaving the spectator discovers the object that was once projected into the room.
Photos: Ana Manosalva and Ana Maria Ruiz
Material: paving stones and candles
Intervention in a poorly lighted street with construction material for the construction works of sidewalks in the city. This material caught my attention for its tectonic and plastic qualities. The accumulation of this material I use as a platform for this work, where I organized many small candles, making a mountain of little lights hidden in the midst of all the stones.
Installation. Bogota 2013
Materials: net bags, water, plastic, dry leaves and old toys
The spectator is invited to enter a path where are hanging different objects and materials contained in net bags that keep fruits in popular supermarkets. At the end of the path they realize that all bags are sustainable for a body in moving that changes the height of the bags. Also they found many long-playing records lying on the floor to listen to the music of their choice.
The photos were taken by the spectator with a camera that will be due at the start of the tour.
Parallel to his artistic practice during 2009 and 2013 Charles Gonzalez Bernal worked in the design teams of the studios KÜ Arquitectos and MC Arquitectos. He was involved in projects of architecture, interior design, remodeling and competitions for institutional buildings. Here are some examples for his participation in the design of the Studio KÜ architects, competition for CCB building, Redlife building and apartments.