Caracas: Remixed

The British Council arranged for Alex May to run a two day Painting With Light workshop in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, Venezuela.

At the end of the second day, Alex and the participants created a site-specific installation in the Museum using packing crates that had just returned from bringing back a large exhibition of Venezuelan art back to the museum as the basis of the installation.


Groups of participants worked together to develop parts of the installation based on their own perceptions of living in Caracas.

One group chose architecture, another chose the metro, others chose nature.

Finally bringing all these aspects together into one installation created a unique view of the city that was opened to the public, and was visited by the British Ambassador and the Director of the British Council.