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RAMÍREZ/LAINUS Un hombre que camina / vinyl cover


RAMÍREZ/LAINUS Un hombre que camina / vinyl sleeve



Album to be released in November, produced by Hueso Records



poster for Un hombre que camina, MAVI, Museo Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile


Un hombre que camina (trailer) from Enrique Ramirez on Vimeo.


Un Hombre que Camina (A Man Walking) (2011-2014) video Hd, sound 5.1.

The sense of rhythm and timing is overpowered by the colossal sense of timelessness of this peculiar place. Shot in Uyuni, Bolivia, the film depcits world’s largest salt flat, a site that sits in a mountainous region at over twelve thousand feet above sea level. Ramirez’s work is deeply invested in the loss of regional identity, and the anachronistic dress of his “modern-day shaman” in the film is meant to reconcile the historical and cultural gaps between tribal traditions of a specific time and place and the all-too-prevalent homogeneity brought on by advanced capitalism. His festive yet ominous ceremonial mask, by extension, functions as a relic of colonial resistance: made by native coal miners to ward off Spanish invaders, the mask signals a need both past and present to preserve rituals passed down through future generations and across cultural genealogies.






05 a corporate world


exhibition: A bespoke display system for New Zealand Institute of Architects

exhibition: Point of Distance
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 submission

exhibition: Diverse Practice
School of Architecture, VUW

exhibition: ParlourLIVE!
Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 submission

film: Making Waves with 20...

id: Athfield Architects
id: KAREN Network
id: KTA
id: Logan Studio
id: The Oxygen Group
id: Parlour
id: Sharon Jansen Architect
id: Stevens Lawson Architects

online: Interstices Journal

print: A+W•NZ
print: BRAIN magazine, JP
print: Desktop magazine, AU
print: Adam Art Gallery
print: Kristy Gorman
print: Creative New Zealand
print: TypeSHED11

poster: A+W•NZ
poster: A Cadavre Exquis, TS11
poster: Fête du Graphisme 2015
poster: Blue Oyster Art Space
poster: Like This, Like Us
poster: Man-Made
poster: Salted:Singlet
poster: Things That Move Me
poster: Wonder-Land
poster: Window

wayfinding: Athfield Architect
wayfinding: Distance Markers
wayfinding: Fran Wilde Walk

Un hombre que camina

for: Enriquez Ramírez and Alfredo Ibarra (Lainus), 2018

Vinyl cover design for Chilean musician Alfredo Ibarra/Lainus with artist Enrique Ramírez. The soundtracks on the album expand on the music by Lainus for the film, Un hombre que camina (A man walking), previously shown at the 57th Venice Biennale. The album, produced by Hueso Records and pressed by WolfPack, will be released in November. A sound preview with Lainus will be presented at MAVI Museo Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile, July 12, 2018. It has been a pleasure to work with Alfredo and Enrique again.

See memento : motif, 2012, part of a group exhibition in Valparaiso where Enrique was one of the other artists. Alfredo has made several compositions for sound to accompany other works I’ve made, most recently, the soundtrack to the film ‘i’ as part of AEIOU — Constructed/Projected.

Related links

Enrique Ramírez
Un hombre que camina

2000s selected

Athfield Architects
REANNZ Research & Education Advanced Network New Zealand
The Oxygen Group

1990s selected/archived

Creative New Zealand
Victoria University
Wools of New Zealand


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