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Guy Bar-Amotz. Mochileros, Tate Britain  2003

The Mochileros are sound systems in wearable, rucksack-like pouches incorporating speakers which can be connected to a stereo amplifier or an electric guitar.

 These portable sculpture devices were made to emigrate from the art space into the 'outer world' in an attempt to form new relationships with other artists and creators.


"These works, which Bar-Amotz titles 'Morchileros' in reference to the South American term for Western back-packers, hint at the way in which we in the urban, Western world set out to explore but in fact limit ourselves to a different kind of shared experience: one which is homogeneous and pre-packaged".  Catherine Wood 2003

Presented  One in the Other, London, The Trade Apartment, London, Tal Esther, Thel Aviv, Tate Britain, London, CAC, Geneva, W139, Amsterdam, Grizedale Arts,  Grizedale, 

Gallery in the Trees Birmingham, Real Institute  Blaenau Festiong, Duncan of Jordanstone – Dundee, Project, Dublin, Netwerk Galerij, Schabbernak,  Alst, Delfina, London, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Saitama Museum of Modern, Saitama, Block 336, London, Rib, Rotterdam, Petra Rinck, Dusseldorf, Markisches Museum, Witten. 

Related Texts: NO a Guy Bar-Amotz. Catalogue by Catherine Wood.

Fiberglass casts, found object, electronics, sound and music instruments. 

 Music by: Sean Dower, Jasmin Vardimon, Flat-Pack, Chas de Swiet, NO and Ohad Fishof, Shahin Afrassiabi, Llew The Fly Green, Gertrud.

Photography: Lisa Chang.

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