The proposal focuses on using the destruction process to build a chain reaction. A fire line that runs through the landscape. A construction based on generating a sequence of events that will result on leaving a mark, an imprint that can be used to transit from one place to another.

The fire will illuminate not only one point in space, but a route.

Papa Westray is an eroded landscape where human intervention translates as a vast overlapping of silent footprints, almost imperceptible at first sight. On the same way the proposed fire would build a path for temporary use, a mark on the landscape of Papay. A fire that contributes to the connectivity from the functional perspective, but mostly to express the sense of universal motion of the elements and culture.

The celebration of the estate of movement and transit is the main purpose of LIGHT PRINT. First the transit of fire and then the transit of the people, all as part of a process of territorial construction.

LIGHT PRINT will be a sequential event where one can watch the journey of the fire.

The line may be strategically traced to be able to move through the island.

The mark is a natural process of the memory of the event, which will last as long as time allows.

  Hernan Medina Ceceña / Isaac Zambra Isaac / Carolina Saenz Marrufo (Merida, MEXICO)  

Hernán Medina Ceceña (born in Mérida, Yucatán, in 1970) is an independent architect and visual artist. In the past, he has been a project coordinator of a wide range of projects like labs, medical facilities, sports complexes, government offices, restaurants, and residential houses; but it is in the sphere of art were he has found were to express his thoughts about design, and human body in relationship with urban space and landscape. Some of his works also reflects on the concepts of photography, graphics and image. His works were selected in two Yucatan’s National Biennales of Visual Arts, in 2005 and 2011; and in the 33th International Cervantino Festival in 2005. His experimental videos “TVfilis” and “Llagas en la arena” are official selections of Soft Geographies, IV Regional Festival of Film and Video, 2005. He received a Creators fellowship of Yucatan’s state government in 2006. He has work as a teacher of architectural design at the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidad Modelo, and in the 3D design at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Yucatan. From 2012 till date, he also writes short stories that reflect about concepts of time, memory, erosion, and violence.

ISAAC ZAMBRA ISAAC (born July 21, 1974) Architect and visual artist from Mérida, Yucatán. Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Yucatan with studies at Mississippi State University. He has participated in various research workshops between Canada, Mexico and the United States. His work has focused on the development of architectural and visual arts projects. As an architect he has worked independently and also in interdisciplinary teams on projects of different scales. He has also had several awards including: First Place in the 2nd. International competition Arquine -The Park of the Senses / First place in the Architecture Competition VII ArpaFIL Arts and Architecture / Honorable Mention international architectural competition for the Library José Vasconcelos, Mexico City / Official selection for the U2 tower competition Expo at Dublin Docklands/ Finalist in the international competition for the Airport Terminal 2 of Mexico City / Top 12 selected work in Novosibirsk Russia "Golden Capital" A & D Summer Pavilion / His visual art work focuses on installation, graphic and video. It has been shown in different spaces and cities and also achieved some acknowledgments: Selected work for the National Visual Arts Biennial Yucatan 2004 2008 and 2009 / Official selection - Installation “The Nest” at Art Fest 2005 WTC Mexico City / Second place in the 2011 short film contest - The Society for Moving Images about the Built Environment /  He has also worked as a teacher in an experimental design workshop at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Yucatan, projects Workshop in Merida Marist College and also as a teacher of drawing and visual conceptualization in the College of Arts in Yucatan ESAY. Currently he is working at ATMOSFERIA architecture/, an office based in Merida Yucatan, also as a professor at the School of Architecture / Universidad Modelo/  and developing art projects for different spaces. 

Carolina Saenz (born 28 November 1983) is a Mexican architect graduated from the Universidad Marista de Merida. In 2007 she moved to Curitiba, Brazil as part of an exchange program, and continued her studies in the Pontificia Universidade Católica do Paraná. In 2009 she joined Atmosferia Architecture, an office based in Mérida, Yucatán. Since then she has worked in projects of different scales in a broad field from architecture, installations and video. Some of her art interventions in collaboration with Atmoferia have received acknowledgments, such as “Illusion III” Honorable mention at the National Visual Arts Biennal Yucatan in 2009 and “Exotic Matter” Second place in the 2011 short film contest by The Society for Moving Images about the Built Environment (SMIBE). Carolina is currently a professor of architecture at the Universidad Modelo


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