Multimedia Sculpture

Tectónico studies the movements of the tectonic plates and their repercussions on the Earth’s surface, by creating an immersive environment that reproduces the hypothetical sensorial experience of traveling through the inner geological layers of the planet.

Covering the surface of the wall-mounted sculpture, projected patterns of volcanic rock float over a pool of white-hot fluid and are constantly disturbed by the vibrations on the ground, which are measured by a seismometer placed outside the installation. These disturbances cause the rocks to crash, generating loud, immersive noises and rumbles, immersing the viewers’ senses.

This piece was created in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the huge 1985 earthquake that devastated Mexico City, which stands on highly seismic ground.