Contact - Multimedia installation :

Enthalpy is the quantity of energy a system exchanges with its environment, an energy phenomenon which requires no decision, mood, or judgment. It's but a tenuous dance, embodying an exercise, conquering language, and finding meaning in an encounter with a greater power. It's an energy, ceasely flowing, and connecting with everything.

Contact is a multimedia installation inspired by enthalpy, which seeks connections, through movement, with varying elements of the environment. The system generated integrates three elements: light, smoke, and the movement of a robotic arm in the center of a room. The robotic arm bears a reflective object which reflects a series of lasers pointing toward the center of the room. The work, then, recreates a praxis of the heat flow of chemical and physical processes carried out at constant pressure and creates a variation which allows for an expression of the amount of heat put into play during the transformation. The work opens the possibility of playing dramatically with the dimensions of space, as the brightness of the graphics and the shadows of varying tones transform the surfaces, all the while its elements are assembled and disconnected.

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Quarso est un studio multimédia basé à Mexico City. Créateur d'expériences immersives à travers l’utilisation de la technologie dans le domaine des Arts Multimédia et des vitrines audiovisuelles pour les arts vivants. Quarso réunit des artistes, réalisateurs de films, designers, ingénieurs, musiciens, programmeurs et spécialistes des technologies. C’est grâce à un travail collaboratif entre tous ces domaines que Quarso peut créer des projets ambitieux, transcendants et à couper le souffle.

Quarso is a multimedia studio based in Mexico City. We create immersive experiences through the use of technology in the fields of the Multimedia Arts, Experiential Marketing and Visual Showcases for performing artists. The tools we use include video mapping, interactive developments/installations, lighting and electro- mechanic systems and applications that connect people with the ideas we aim to communicate.


The foundation of the piece Contact is an exploration of the essence of enthalpy. In a balanced thermodynamic system, different energy microstates coexist at a molecular level compatible with the general state of the system. Enthalpy is the quantity of energy that a system exchanges with its surroundings. The general state of a system is made up of three elements: light, smoke and the movement of the robotic arm. Each body occupies the space and develops independently to the behavior of the others.
The work itself opens up the possibilities of dramatically playing with the dimensions of the space, since the bright graphics and shadows of changing hues transform the surface as the elements come together, or disengage.
Regardless, as an antithesis and creator of change, the central piece connects and creates a synergy and as a result, we witness a fleeting yet sublime moment: visible and invisible; material and immaterial; lasting and ephemeral.



Direction artistique : Mariano Montaña



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