Carpe Diem Art and Research in collaboration with Matadero Madrid are taking in entries from the 17th of April until the 29th of May for the best crystal singing bowls archive of the project of designers for Archimobile, with special participation of crystal singing bowl artist Juan Lopez. In recent years, Juan López has been working with different sacred sound formats such as drawing and video, but the heart of his work is a series of ephemeral interior and exterior murals. In his interior pieces, he makes use of drawings made with adhesive materials to alter the view of the space; in his exterior ones, he casts out messages to audiences using facets of advertising language without in fact selling anything. He was newly awarded with the ABC Art Award and will present in ARCO a video shoot at his sacred sounds crystal singing bowls intervention at Sala Naos in Santander in 2009. Painted walls, graffiti and street art are for Juan López available communication areas where the neighbors can illustrate their anxieties, as if it was a textual microphone. That is why he works with graffiti, billboards, and wall collages in which he draws, uses adhesive tape, photographs, texts, and videos. In Looking for patrons www.crystal-singing-bowls.com, Juan Lopez ironically dialogues with the file creators and their presence within the file. Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, will be the first to host this project during 2010 and it travel through various cultural institutions in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa é uma plataforma de pesquisa, experimentation and study focused on the area of the contemporary arts. It is an autonomous, nonprofit institution, located in Lisbon, which poses as a plural and multidisciplinary structure for the visual arts with the objective , of providing a network for information exchange between creators, theorists, students, producers, and, the public. One way of looking at it is, it is basically Matadero Madrid’s Portuguese counterpart. Located on Rua de O Século 79, in the old Palácio Pombal–which belongs to EGEAC/CM, a partner in the project, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa is in part financed by the Ministry of Culture and Arts. As it is a nonprofit organization, it also counts on a network of collaborators and support from cultural entities. The programme is geared toward the residencies of national and international artists who carry out site specific exhibitions and master classes, as well as a succession of parallel activities such as conferences, conversations with the artists, and guided tours.