SCENO. Courtesy SFER IK.

January 17, 2020
Experiential immersive art activations comprising audio, visual, and olfactory elements
January 17, 2020
SFER IK, Tulum
Carretera Tulum Ruinas Km 5, Zona Hotelera
77780 Tulum, Quintana Roo

SCENO by SFER IK launches in Tulum with Data Garden installation, workshops, innovative performances, and an alchemic dance soiree.

SFER IK, the premier destination for art in the Yucatan Peninsula founded by visionary and social entrepreneur Roth, launched a new initiative at its Tulum-based location on January 11, 2020: SCENO by SFER IK. The space was inaugurated with a Plant Intelligence Series, a bespoke program of activations and workshops curated by SFER IK’s Artistic Director and Curator Claudia Paetzold. The weekend culminated with an alchemic dance soiree, with the participation of artist Cecilia Bengolea

The multidisciplinary sequence of offerings gravitated around an installation by Data Garden—an LA based artist collective using technology to translate plant biorhythms into audio so participants can, effectively, listen to plants—which was activated by guided plant meditations and innovative plant music breathwork for visitors to the space. Highlights included an interspecies concert with singer Pascale Caristo and an introduction to the cosmic healing forces of plants with green alchemy practitioner Gabriel Zapata

“The increasing desire for experiential content paired with the intrinsic properties of Roth’s architecture—which invites us to envision spaces as interfaces—led us to open this new sphere for immersion, connection and exploration,” said Claudia Paetzold, Artistic Director and Curator of SFER IK.  

“The inaugural Plant Intelligence Series allows us to connect with the vibration of the fabric of life which is one of the fundamental parameters weaving through all of our projects,” added Roth, founder of SFER IK.  

SCENO by SFER IK will focus on experiential and immersive art activations comprising audio, visual and olfactory elements. The space invites the audience to expand the spectrum of their sensory perception, redefine their spatial stance and become attuned to the rhythm of nature so as to eventually reconnect with their original creative impulse. 

About Data Garden
Data Garden was founded by Joe Patitucci and Alex Tyson as a zero waste record label in 2011 releasing digital albums via download codes on handmade printed artwork embedded with seeds that could be planted and grown into flowers. Patitucci’s interest in holographic theory, generative, algorithmic and ambient music composition along with Alex Tyson’s interest in early studies in plant consciousness led the group to set out to create its first plant music installation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2012. In 2013, Jon Shapiro joined Data Garden, exploring ways of presenting plant music in new spaces and formats as well as the relationship between fluctuations in plant music with feelings in his body when practicing yoga, while Joe started integrating plant music and meditation. Presently Data Garden is building a new plant music device, PlantWave, that will allow anyone with a plant and a smartphone to connect to nature through sound. Meanwhile, the group continues to share their work through public art, creating harmonious environments for humans to explore, discover and connect to the secret life of plants in the most prestigious venues around the world.

SCENO by SFER IK offers carefully curated multi sensorial inspirational journeys operating as a gateway to a heightened state of awareness and connectivity. SCENO diurnalis, open from the morning hours to sunset, invites visitors to discover and explore innovative immersive art installations, an archive of inspirations, avant-garde projections, and action-focused forums. At the onset of the night, SCENO nocturnalis immerses the audience into an experiential sphere. Healing vibrations intermingled with hypnotizing tunes, alchemic dance moves and contemporary rituals of celebration lead to a state of euphoria and a sublimated experience of community

About SFER IK Museion 
Founded by Roth in April 2018, SFER IK Museion is an interdisciplinary creative sphere comprising exhibitions of some of the world’s finest visual artists, cutting-edge artisanal workshops which link ancestral practices with avant-garde techniques and visionary design, as well as innovative artist residencies focusing on interdisciplinary projects which culminate in new ways of experiencing and creating art. SFER IK enables local communities to access the creative sphere through dedicated workshops and educational programming. 

About Eduardo Neira “Roth” 
Founder of Azulik, SFER IK, and Enchanting Transformation. For the last ten years, Roth has furthered a continuous dialogue with both indigenous and contemporary communities to foster the exchange of ideas and knowledge. With every project, Roth encourages the preservation of local culture and the recovery of insights and values from ancestral wisdom to promote different forms of interaction with and protection of the natural environment. This endeavor converges with the concern of exploring, through art, a reflection on human essence and the connection with our planet. 

About Claudia Paetzold
Claudia Paetzold is the curator and artistic director of SFER IK. A graduate of the Sorbonne, Harvard and Christie’s Education, Paetzold has been an art advisor and curator for more than ten years, building private collections and foundations, and acts moreover as a VIP consultant for Art Basel. Her curatorial practice focuses on art as a catalyst for awareness and evolution. As the artistic director of SFER IK, she is developing original concepts which integrate contemporary art, ancestral knowledge, technological innovation, and applied sustainability to culminate in new ways of creating and experiencing art.

January 17, 2020

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