Born in León, Spain, in 1977 as Maria de la Cruz Morán Marcos, I normally go by Macu Morán. In 2015 I created the artistic pseudonym Macu Moma to incorporate my mother's last name wishing to keep connected and grateful to my parents once they have left this plane of existence through this unconfined artistic identity. My broad spectrum of interests leads me to navigate the vast tangible and intangible realms of human imagery and continue developing an interdisciplinary research of reality.
Since the dawn of my artistic praxis, I have focused on what I call The Organic Code and attempt to transmit the insights of this specific field of visual research through art curations and my own body of work. Based on the revolutionary quantum theories that consider consciousness the ultimate creator of reality, I identified the Universe as an artwork in itself and believe that beauty is the ultimate purpose of all existence. Within this context, this code would be the organically abstract canon which is the essence of beauty, mathematics, and science, and ultimately governs our reality as the true catalyst of the Multi-Universe, beyond the current thresholds of human rationality.
Under this hypothesis, nature is a work of art that clearly expresses this unifying code of the visible and invisible reality. This code has been illustrated in the sacred geometry of the Buddhist mandalas, as well as in the psychedelic art of the counterculture since the 60s, as it is commonly visualized when the pineal gland produces Dimetiltriptamine (DMT), the spiritual molecule, in altered states of consciousness, such as those produced by psychotropic medicines, transcendental meditation rituals and near-death experiences. This code is also very present in pre-logical cultures when thought forms were mainly developed by the limbic cortex, emotionality allowing a mystical fusion of the inner and outer world.
Nowadays, quantum physicists are deeply interested in the findings of Buddhist spirituality; to predetermine the inconceivable attitude of neutrinos, the assimilation of the Organic Code becomes of great help to understand the actions of the universal consciousness in itself, identifying the observer with the observed. To wander around these expressions allows us to glimpse the specular effect of perceiving the whole in the fragment, and the fragment in the whole.
Viewing the organic code patterns and the golden ratio allows us to be candidly astonished by the harmony, the balance, and the symmetry that the complex ingenuity of nature gives to us in all areas of our existence. Obsessed with capturing that ethereal order that structures coherence, my works differ in mediums, techniques, and forms, but they remain faithful to this purpose's style; as a lover of subtleties as complex as the personality of colors and as an ally of light, my condescending brush. The growing possibilities offered by technological advances and new materials encourage my curiosity, allowing me to produce great sensory richness experiences, with the support of many other artists with converging research.
Inspired by the crossroads between art, science, and spirituality, my work appeals to instinct and sensitivity to perceive higher realities, precursors of the species evolution. To this end, I try to articulates elements that relate to the universality of these ideas, trying to reveal the coordinates of galactic activity and the centripetal energies that define our particular destiny. My work perhaps overwhelms rationality with a generous flow of imagination inspired by truth, interlacing images of aesthetic approach and sociological background, in a garden of spheres, lights, colors, curves, and cuts, which appears familiar to our perception and wrap us in a frequency as real as abstract.
I am determined to create alternative realities following the current continuum of the microcosm and the macrocosm, inherent in logic but incorporeal in nature, discovering exciting connections and translating them into our social dimension. I feel deeply committed to the polyhedral development of the contemporary human being's cognitive abilities, trying to co-create with cosmic validity, seducing viewers through their formal empathy with nature, embarking on fascinating suggestions and sensible melodies for the senses with thoughtful fantasy. The universe wraps us with veils of beauty.
As an independent art curator, I have developed shows, fairs, festivals, and talks on topics such as Posthumanism, Biocentrism, Feminism, Time, and the spectrum of Consciousness in diverse international venues such as MANIFESTA European Roaming Biennial, Art|Basel Fair, Centre Pompidou, Fundació Joan Miró, MoCA Seoul, Hara Tokyo, CCCB Barcelona, Wilfredo Lam Havana, MAC Lima, Casa Asia, ICP New York, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Cervantes Institute New York, Arts Santa Mónica Barcelona, Fundación Suñol, University of Cordoba, WHITE BOX New York, KINETICA London, etc. For more info visit www.imageryaffairs.com
Exhibition @ Festival Kronos, Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Humanity is immersed in an imagery revolution, in which progress pushes our bit of consciousness towards a drastic change in the perception of the visible and invisible reality. Imagination captures the truth before we can prove it. This eternal advance towards a higher understanding of the reality in which we participate presents us with a difficult scenario to conceive, forcing us to postpone the mundane conception we have made of time and reality to enter into a field of thought that must cover higher summits.
Show @ VideoAkt Biennial, Institut Français Auditorium, Barcelona, Spain
Selection of audiovisual art produced by international artists deeply connected with nature. The Works of these “Soldiers of Life” emanate their compromise with the environment, their duty of protecting nature, and their responsibility in the progressive development of a sustainable civilization within our planet. The direction of scientific and technological developments towards humans thrive is not guaranteed. On the contrary, the interests of a runaway economic greed are driving today’s research and progress. This means a threat to the future of our planet, the human being, and Life itself.
Exhibition @ Centre Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona (CCCB), Fundació Miró, Barcelona & Cinemateca Matadero, Madrid
A (his)tory of audiovisual contemporary art created by women from 1944 to 2009. The Indomitable Women selection certainly bespeaks of a passionate process, throughout proposals and reflections developed with the necessary wisdom to allow total freedom of creation under diverse circumstances. 82 Artists with a passion to leave their particular imprints, fearlessly redefining contemporary aesthetics and thought. Including works by Maya Deren, Dara Birnbaum, Yoko Ono, Joan Jonas, Carolee Schneemann, ORLAN, Judy Chicago, VALIE EXPORT, Ana-Bella Geiger, Beryl Korot, Martha Roesler, Ximena Cuevas, Guerrilla Girls, Suzanne Lacy, Joan Logue, Terry Berkowitz, Regina Jose Galindo, Lynn Hershman, Paloma Navares, Dora García, etc.
Since 1990, taxidermist pioneering german artist Iris Schieferstein has worked with dead animals as raw material for her artwork, joining fragments that give life to new creatures with a different meaning and purpose, but always extending the existence and of the flesh that was earlier inhabited by life. In 2004 Macu Moran was invited to present the works of Iris Schieferstein for the first time in Spain at the iconic Galeria Metropolitana of Barcelona, a pioneer art gallery exhibiting highly technological artworks since the early 90s, directed by Pere Soldevila, founder of the LOOP Fair of Video Art in Barcelona, and a key figure in the Spanish contemporary art history.
Show @ the XIV edition of Barcelona Art Contemporani BAC! Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Art is a type of economy that obeys the rules of postfordism, or the producing-consuming system, which converts it into an investment, a pure consumerist, and a media spectacle. Fortunately, there are still enduring forms of resistance whose genesis lies in political commitment and social activism capable of designing strategies that can convulse, to a certain extent, social and artistic practices that generate alternative imaginaries and narratives other than the hegemonic ones, ultimately giving visibility to subjectivities and voices attempted recurrently to be silenced.
Talk between Michael Doser (CERN Deputy Director) and Don Foresta (Marcel Network of Art and Science), organized and moderated by Macu Morán. This extraordinary discussion, the precursor of the ARTS-AT-CERN residency where artists and researchers can help each other and together explore the realms of reality. Presentation of the Ars Anthology Almanac, research gathering an international annual index of shows dedicated to Technology-based-Art.
Festival Barcelona Art Contemporary Festival BAC! IX @ Casa Asia, Fundación Suñol & Centre Arts Santa Mónica, Barcelona, Spain
Time-based Art Festival, with over 450 artworks from all over the World. Time does not stop or repeat itself; it is intrinsically linked to change. In a period in which different artistic, scientific, philosophical, and technological disciplines interact freely, finding, creating, and dissociating as part of uncontrollable ritual dances, TIME is introduced as a brush that captivates an increasing number of art lovers, both emissaries and receivers. BAC! succumbs to the overwhelming expansion of one of the most contemporary means of expression. A means which is not only able to sublimate all the senses in all known dimensions. "Time is the moving image of eternity" - Plato.
Conferences @ FNAC Barcelona, Instituto Cervantes, Madrid, Spain; DiVA Fair, New York, USA & Paris, France; Kinetica Art Fair, London, UK
The Master-piece: Collecting the intangible heritage and sharing intellectual property. Developing the standards of Video Art collecting, founding pillars of www.VideoArtWorld.com. This revolutionary and pioneering model resolved the handicaps that Videoart had been facing in the art market for the past decades, making worldwide dissemination and distribution of the work fully compatible with a secure and transparent market for private and public collectors, ultimately responsible for preserving this delicate works of intangible art.
Talk @ Media Lounge of Hot Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
Dialogue between Anthony Hayden-Guest, Macu Moran, and Don Foresta reflecting on appropriation in art history and What Makes a Piece of Art a Masterpiece. Reinterpretation of works has been a common practice in art history, which refers to the original story while reinventing, reimagining, and conferring new meaning to the masterpiece, which inspired it.
Symposium @ Digital and Video Art Fair (DiVA), New York, USA
Forum of leading pioneer artists, critics, curators, gallery directors, collectors, and other professionals in the field, who provide their most insightful views regarding this moving (and unstoppable) medium, reflecting on relevant topics intrinsic to the origins and significance of Video Art, with a dynamic dialogue emphasizing the challenges that this attractive art form has lived throughout its intense history in terms of conceptualization, production, exhibition, collection, and preservation.
Talk between Lourdes Fernandez, Director of ARCO Fair, and Macu Moran, Director of New Markets for Artnet.com, reflecting on the current methods and structures of art collecting markets. The debate revolved around issues such as the impact of capitalism in the development of contemporary art, the speed of trends in current aesthetics, and the economic models that different countries provide towards the appropriate development and sustainability of their cultural industries.
Exhibition: MANIFESTA 8 - Centro Párraga, Murcia, Museo Muralla Bizantina, Cartagena & Fundación Pedro Cano, Blanca, Spain
This single-channel presentation could be considered as a self-fulfilling prophecy, announcing the imminence of an alternative Europe that, how unsurprising, has always been here. Some of the artworks presented here are stating (in Arabic) that this optional Europe is already "a world that can contain many worlds", as the Zapatistas articulate their own de-colonial perspective. This selection aims at creating awareness beyond the metaphorical; it invites us to think in terms of other genealogies and to stretch our understanding of the so-called North of Africa beyond the borders of our (programmed) imagination.
Spanish artists reflecting on the emotional uneasiness of the human being and the effects of life energy in motion. Each generation represents a certain vital sensitiveness, which confronts and develops former ideologies at the same time (Ortega y Gasset). An evolution configured under a structural form in which the human mass is receptive and limited to accept or oppose the proposals made by individuals with "avant-garde hearts and alert souls, condemned not ever to be fully understood."
A collective reflection about the functions of the metropolis, to understand the urban realities of our time, and the location of the human being within the cosmos, with the city as a point of reference, the exhibition will link pieces of audiovisual art directly connected by this leitmotiv, to transmit the adaptation ability of the culture to space. Various reflections about the evolution of the metropolitan areas and the interdependencies between population and the individual through different utopias, critics, and idealizations.
Approaches to desire. Illusory Sex brings about many different approaches to sex and erotic actions developed by and towards different profiles. A broad variety of works that try to express the broad variety of tastes into the matter, different strokes for different folks. In an attempt to explicitly show those differences, the selection invites visitors to peep outside of each one’s comfort zone, and understand the motivations behind the different ways of enjoying sex.
Fundación Alianza Hispánica, Madrid & Metrópolis RTVE, Spain
A glimpse at the evolution of the medium, interests, and research of a remarkable group of Peruvian artists. A historic selection that attempts to show the important contributions that Peruvian artists have provided to the development of audiovisual art.
Show @ Ventana de Apolonio, Soria, Spain & Big Screen Plaza, New York, USA
Plastic flux is a selection of video in its most plastic state: drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture expanded in time and movement. Imagery short in words but armed with content able will expand the limits of our visual functionality.
Exhibition @ Centre d'Art d'Alcoi (IVAM-CADA), Alcoy, Spain
Audiovisual work developed by artist Ana de Alvear (image) and composer Eduardo Polonio (music) that travels through the density of the matter from the smaller elemental particles, the Quarks, to the ever-growing infinite expansions of our cosmos, passing through all the wonders of the natural world, in an explosion of impacts for our senses that signifies the codes of natural beauty. A work that ethereally captures the whole in the fragment and the fragment in the whole.
Show @ Fundación Marcelino Botin, Santander, Spain
A selection of fresh works, with brash and indolent touches, subtly sketches the philosophical impasse that remains after you have forgotten everything you learned. Hip & Cool is a journey that invites us to face life with the lightness of not having done it ever before, recovering the impressionable eyes of children, and the boldness and daring that oblivion allows us to have. Pranks, kite flying, music, grass, water, sun, and moon... Elements that undoubtedly rejuvenate life experience, and formulate a new look, fueling delayed feelings and brushing up lost dreams.
Exhibition @ Centre d'Art d'Alcoi (IVAM-CADA), Alcoy, Spain
Exhibition of audiovisual works, using water as a preconceiving iconography of the philosophical theories about the flow of time, works made by different artists at different times. Logic automatically associates water natural state of flow with movement as a Universal law, as well as with the perpetual continuum of the transformation of the world as reality.
VISION BOARDS & NETWORKS
By creating and establishing the international market standards for audiovisual art collection, preservation and divulgation, this netart project changed the art world, enhancing in its value and historical significance within contemporary art. This market standards surely helped on the increasing interest on this reflective medium, not only coming from the enormous wave of artists working with it, but also from Galleries, Museums and Collectors actively engaged with it ever since.
Consulting dedicated to the planning, direction and execution of cultural events for some of the most active cultural venues of the World, in collaboration with artists, critics, curators, collectors, agents and other professionals of the cultural ﬁeld. Engaging the highest quality of criteria and execution, our endeavors include the organization of specialized fairs, festivals, exhibitions, shows, screenings, publications, essays, conferences, and symposiums.
In an effort to create alternative realities for the industry of thought, this international artist network is dedicated to the contemporary research on innovative artistic technologies and mediums, arranged under photography, audiovisual, technological and plastic practices. The network encourages creators to exercise their rights on authorship, using licenses that best suit each specific creation, medium and scope.
Creative strategists are a strange breed of people trained to use both brain hemispheres simultaneously, half planners half creators, with the capacities for imagination, empathy, research, memory, organization and intuition strongly developed. While the left side of the brain manages the logic, analysis and structural skills, the "thinkers" skills, the right side direct those of empathy, imagination and intuition, the "visionary" ones. The act of combining concepts from both sides is needed to evolve our society.
Home schooling and reinforcing educational method for the creative, multi-linguistic, and holistic development of children in Koh Phangan, Thailand. The method integrates techniques for cognitive and sensory evolution, to promote a deep connection with nature and a curious and ever increasing perception of our reality. Combining neuro-linguistic and artistic-metaphoric activities programmed to promote multiple intelligences, improve perceptive and imaginary development, relaxation, attention focus, memory, projection and co-creation.
Imagery Healing is a program built towards the holistic thrive of the human being. Years of specialized research on collective imagery and its healing abilities have given life to this integrative healing method. Through a journey of techniques aiming to explore perceptions and feelings gathered throughout our longer existence, reconcile emotional conflicts, clear misbeliefs and reset our mind, a higher understanding of reality is achieved, fostering the self-awareness and self-love needed to know and become our higher self, mastering our behavior and social interaction, ultimately enjoying an ever inspirational sense of life purpose and well-being.
Committed individuals from all over the World are welcome to participate in this precious location to enhance, consolidate and share their particular views, through a research program that aims to strengthen their connection with nature and provide optimal conditions for inspiration, reflexion and co-creation towards a more profound understanding of our reality, mystery that inspires all true art and true science. This intellectual gathering is meant to exchange ideas on how to face the generational challenges of our times with responsibility, and all our abilities and best intentions.
Post-humanist Trans-humanist anti-rationalist manifesto, freeing the process of understanding from the limits of reason, liberating creators from the walls of human limited rationality, once our trajectory has disappointed our own ideals and the human being appears dwarfed before the grandiosity of the natural cosmos and its codes. It resonates with those who consider and work on the possibility of evolving our own cognitive capacities beyond reason. This is the time of the perceptual revolution, when our senses evolve and conquer wider planes of existence, exhorting us from the artificial matrix in which we fit our existence, in a renovated effort to comprehend truth behind reality.
In this series, Macu Moma continues to explore her concept of The Organic Code, the cannon that she believes operates as a catalyst of our multi-universe beyond the frontiers of current understanding. She proposes an allegory of life in a parallel world, with fractals, textures, light prisms, and microscopic and macroscopic captures, in an effort to reveal the code inherent to life itself.
THE REFLECTIVE MEDIUM
LifE = mc 2
Life doesn't get created nor destroyed, but transformed
The transition of images of this work aims to show the life of a child, from his first glimpse of life until gaining consciousness of himself. Based on Plato's Theory of Ideas, the work goes beyond the idea of LIFE. Plato distinguishes between two modes of reality, one which he calls intelligible, the Kosmos Noetos, and another that he called sensitive, Horat Kosmos. Platonic ideas are not mental contents, but objects that relate to mental contents designated by the concept, and expressed through language. These objects or essences remain regardless of whether or not they are thought, they are something different to thought, unique, eternal, and immutable.
The work goes beyond the idea of LIFE as energy. An idea of LIFE (LifE) that, as energy, is neither created nor destroyed, but it is transformed. Based on the Theory of Relativity by Albert Einstein, published in 1905, the work reflects on the equation E = mc ², in which the mass is related to energy, for an object viewed from a reference point which is in rest. Therefore, the work comprises 475 still frames, in overlay transition. The conversion of mass to energy refers to the matter in radiation, further developed in the quantum field theory, that in the work is allegorically shown by colors.
The work LifE=mc2 identifies Life with Energy, manifesting that life is neither created nor destroyed, but transformed. In the context of this reflection, in which lifE is identified with energy, theories of reincarnation that different cultures and ontological approaches have proclaimed from the origins of humankind are shown as theoretically compatible with this scientific law.
The work is very effective in conveying feelings and excite the audience, revering the cosmic code of organic shapes as the root of the human concept of beauty. Music: Lux Aetherna, Clint Mansel Edition: Alberto Garcia Assisting producer: Khristian Dörr
When wild instincts revive, predator sharpens the knife
Predator emerge in a woman's mind as mental and emotional projection, subjugating her libertine and inexhaustible creative mind. The more fantasy she feeds, the stronger the predator becomes, within a progressively reciprocal relationship. This archetype is the product of unconscious beliefs, implicit in most societies since the dawn of humanity. What part of female domestication emanates from her own subconscious? What nourish this mental paradigm? How to put an end to a ghost powered by humanity for ages?
The work reflects on the speed and length of the contemporary human relationship life cycle. It shows a man and a woman who meet each other, like each other, get to know each other, love each other, enjoy life together, get angry at each other, forgive each other, get sad, get bored, think over, and get away from each other. It all happens in a couple of minutes.
Overlapping of lives of atoms coexisting in the Multiverse, alternate realities within patches often repeating themselves, in a limited range that gathers every outcome that comes from every decision. While an option is in movement from one point to another, every other possibility is moving above and beyond. A multiverse of options and players, while consciousness materializes and comprehend itself.
PORCELAIN CLAY, 3D PRINTS AND WOODSCULTURES
Sold - Elena Blasco Collection
The lava Gods of Big Island of Hawaii
Unique - 700 USD
The lava Gods of Big Island of Hawaii
Fierce color dragon
Kala's Hearts 1
Sold - Ángeles Gutiérrez Collection
Hearts made with love during my pregnancy
Kala's Hearts Series
Sold - Various Collectors
Hearts made with love during my pregnancy
The winged serpent merges the Earth and the Sky bringing into existence spiritual beings appointed as guardians of life for eternity. This universal tribe of wild spirits is gifted with the wisdom of nature and extraordinary abilities to love with care and fiercely protect life.
For this epic endeavor, sacred geometry acts as a magical guide for intuition and the feathers of the snake are blessed with her powers of sensuality, liberty and sacred creation. Any human wearing these jewels will be enlightened into a path of healing and transformation, graced to receive a deep understanding of reality, to ultimately enjoy the most precious gift of all... Life.