With the use of modern aesthetic representation, contemporary Mexican artists like Marcela Armas are confronting the corruption of the modern state of Mexico, challenging the hegemonic discourse, combating the various conflicts of the country and creating convergences to dialectically problematize the larger concerns.
Working in the intersection between art, science and technology. Armas, had explored the poetic potential of materials and mechanisms as a starting point to reflect on issues that highlight the conflicting nature of social relations and human proceed from the utilitarian conception of life.
Armas is interested in the observation of processes and material phenomena, its transformations, overflow or sound emissions as manifestations of thought. Her machines and devices are built from an inquiry into the nature of the materials they are made; the machine or device as meaning, matter as a carrier vehicle for history