“I attempt to leave a poetic imprint of the untranslatable in terms of language”
Martinez’s interests reside in “visually transcending limits of language”, inviting other artists to participate in the deconstruction and reconstruction of textual objects and their related environments.
This forthcoming residency period would serve as space to catalyze ideas and research different processes and build upon his training as an artist. Furthermore, Martinez looks forward to participating in the multifaceted possibilities that come with such an opportunity.
Among the artist’s goals for his Basel residency is the reconstruction of a virtual experience emphasizing the creative act and the experience of participants. Speaking about his upcoming residency in Basel Martínez notes, “It is a place and space for great new ideas, and where dialogues and diverse disciplines around contemporary creation coexist; where education participates with other interdisciplinary and collaborative focuses. It can be enriching to participate in these strategies of disciplinary integration as a way to deal with certain problems contained in my work. My future work could benefit from it a lot.”