Actor_ Writer_ Visual Artist_
Currently exploring language withouth words_ music codes in visual art_ magic_
POINT & ECHO
IZTA_IN SEARCH OF SILENCE
ISLE (working title)
Seeking colaborations, residencies and exhibition/performing spaces in Oslo_ Berlin_ Istanbul_
writer and visual artist. 12.25.84 / San Miguel de Allende_ The Berkshires.
I´ve been hypersensitive to human sound since childhood, a syndrome clinically called misophonia which leads me to experience certain human sounds with pain. I have seeked silence throughout my life and in isolation have found alternate ways of communication, topics I explore through visual art and narrative.
_Simon´s Rock College of Bard, Massachusetts.
_New School, New York.
path has been atypical yet I have generated unique learning experiences by living
in Paris, New York, Puebla, Denmark, Norway and Mexico City, where I studied
acting out of an interest to better understand the human being.
_CEFAT, acting, Mexico.
_Odin Teatret, Eugenio Barba, Holstebro Denmark.
_Olga Dunn School of Dance, Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
_École du danse du Marais, Paris.
_Speaking bodies, Alberto de León, Mexico City.
_Darkness visible - performance art, Ron Athey, Mexico City.
As an actor, I have worked in film, television, theater and music.
_Half Brothers, Luke
Greenfield, Focus Features, USA.
_Conversations, Eduardo Clorio, Errante films, Mexico City.
_My boyfriend´s meds,
Diego Kaplan, Pantelion films, Mexico - USA.
_Rotterdam, Roberto Cavazos, Jon Britain, Foro Shakespeare, Mexico.
_MAH. Model of History Alteration, Alfonso Cárcamo, Dramafest, Mexico.
_Rosario Tijeras, Alejandro Lozano, Sony Teleset, Mexico.
_Juana Inés, Patricia Arriaga, Canal Once, Mexico.
Trouble, John Bentham/Solveig Sørbø/ PYSJ, Oslo, Norway.
I have written, co-written and developed several
fiction and non-fiction projects.
story of film, Az Cinema, Mexico.
_153 salad dressings and Paul Newman, theater, Mexico.
And recently published my first short novel.
_A series of bad decisions then my life, short novel.
My work took a turn in 2018 when I embarked on a trip to Scandinavia to do research on individuality, movement and language for a personal theater project, ISLE (working title). Hibernating amongst northern lights in the mountains of Lofoten, Norway, I started exploring with visual arts, which lead to my current reflection on subjects about sound, language, connectivity, the magic within the apparent error in chaotic perfection and how this is all experienced through the senses – approached through simplicity, geometry and narrative in my drawings.
_Naif, solo exhibition, Mexico City.
_Exploring Poligono, collective exhibition, Mexico City.
_Poligono Art Fair, birth of Point & Echo, Mexico City.
_Mercado Negro Gallery, San Miguel de Allende.
Always in the process of developing something exciting.
Casa Poligono live performance
Voces del periodista
Diario de una actriz_
Wordless Dialogue explores the universal connections of which we are all part of; the essence of human relationships & alternate ways of communicating.
Each piece explores the relationship and connections between 2 people.
1. Through a series of key questions and a brief online interview, Pia first_
2. creates a narrative with words which_
3. then undergo number coding, synthesis and further decoding to_
4. discover a phrase or collection of words utterly unrepeatable and unique_
4. which she then weaves with thread into the grid on the paper using a number pattern_
What appears on the reverse of the piece is a unique pattern resembling a sort of electrocardiogram as a symbol of one´s beating heart & a galaxy or constellation as a symbol of the possibilities of connection with one another. The action of weaving the thread symbolizes the time-space aspect of the relationship.
The final piece is delivered framed.
The process can include composer Eduardo Garcilazo for the creation not only of a visual piece, but a sound piece as well.
HIRE PIA TO CREATE YOUR WORDLESS DIALOGUE PIECE
_experience between 2 or more people
25% of all earnings goes to funding of Wordless Dialogue Research Center (more info soon to come).
POINT & ECHO_
Musical codes in visual art. Sound
structuring in synchronicity with the plastic expression. Music as impulse and
vehicle for subtle channels of communication.
Point & Echo is an interdisciplinary
project of sound, visual and performative creation between composer Eduardo
Garcilazo and artist Pia Watson that explores the synchronicity and coexistence
between sound and visual art.
An exercise allowing experimentation with
physical aspects of sound, such as consonance, rhythm, color and resonance, in
an exercise of coding and classifying elements from the visual plane in a
series of concerts with visual and performative elements that, in symbiosis
with the spectator, attempt to put in evidence the existing and yet seemingly
invisible connections between human beings.
Garcilazo and Pia decode each other´s work to create sound and visual pieces that dialogue with one another in concerts incorporating visual and performative elements that, in symbiosis with the spectator, attempt to strengthen connections and “speak” from spaces perhaps even clearer and more profound than those of words.
lux aeterna_mixed media_100 x 70 cm_pia watson 2019_