Dimensions: 120 X 60 X 30 cm
Technique: Wood, membrane, wood and nylon thread
Exhibition: Bionic – The organic form
Place: UAM-X Mexico City – México
If the study of the organic form has been able to work as a principle/idea/start, which generates design by means of a method, then this has been the case in Hector Zamora’s work. Beginning with a crab’s stomach, to be more precise its derma-skeleton, the structure of a fillet of fish, subsequently seems like a pretext, which unchains an extraordinary creative process.
To think of scale, to introduce a change of vision which modifies the scale in an analytical drawing is immediately real in this work, that is not to say ‘realist’. And the work grows in size, with an explosive strength, going from sculpture to architecture and architecture to mountain ranges. The crab converts itself into a canopy design, the canopy into houses, the houses into housing complexes. The organic form pushes from inside, it grows, invades and takes over space. The models invade the space of this exhibition: they are representations of something, which is much bigger in reality.
This aggressiveness with which the organic form grows into rigid structures in order to finally impose itself, is its right: the right of poetry, like a concrete necessity of architecture, of the city, of everything. It is fragile poetry, which nevertheless never lets go of realism (5 columns, 7 anchoring places, 3 bedrooms). Finally, it balances and harmonizes that which is unilaterally opposite. In the translation of original language to the language of design, the organic is converted into content and it comes through intact. At the same time the organic form is converted gradually and literally into organic structure.
Dr. Ada Dewes, 1998