Erick Beltrán lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. Beltrán analyses and reflects on the mechanisms of thought systems, specifically the relationship of power that exists between the editing process and ways of constructing knowledge.
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Working with diverse media, such as publication, lecture-performance and installation, Beltrán experiments with the link between public art and diverse graphic languages, investigating the museum, library and the archive as forms of knowledge. Recent exhibitions include Volt, Norway (2019); La Tallera, Mexico (2018); Espacio Odeón, Colombia (2018); and Cuenca Bienal, Ecuador (2018).
Erick Beltrán – Superposition
Take a taxi ride into an alternate world within the city of Liverpool, where the Cumbian beat of Latin American music intersects with primordial forces.
Presented across a fleet of Liverpool’s ComCab taxis, Erick Beltrán’s Superposition (2021) uses sound and graphical drawings to see the body move through ripples and rhythms as a way of reflecting on different forms of being and coming together, beyond the conventional understanding of the individual. He deconstructs Cumbia music – rhythm from Latin America – by bringing together ideas of proprioception (the body’s ability to perceive its own position in space), quantum physics, Psychopomp (spirits that escort souls to the afterlife), and collective psyche. Different types of knowledge and velocities are central to this narrative, including our perception of frequency, harmonics, bodily knowledge and dream states.
To make a booking call ComCab Taxis on 0151 298 2222 (normal phone and taxi rates apply). Available throughout Liverpool Biennial, the full Superposition commission, combining lights and music alongside the graphic designs, can be experienced across 5 taxis, while on display across the tip-seats of an additional 30 taxis are Beltrán’s graphic designs, complete with QR codes providing access to the accompanying audio.
Supported by Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo, P.A.C., Embassy of Mexico in the United Kingdom and Com Cabs.
You can now listen to these audios below.