Axolotls sold on the market in Patzcuaro by the fisher women from Janitzio Island located in the middle of the Patzcuaro Lake. Collection MUAC.


Site specific installation at Embarcadero, Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico.
Curated by Guillermo Santamarina. Photos by the artist.
AXOLOTL PROJECT is part of the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo, MUAC COLLECTION.

1986 AXOLOTL DISSECTED ON BOARD & 1986 LIGHT VEST. Photo by Lars Gustafsson, Nick Lapington and the Artist. Collection MUAC.
Completing the 1986 FAROS II on the roof of my artist friend in San Angel, Mexico D.F. Collection MUAC.
1986 FAROS II. H 300 x W 316 x D 316 cm. Cotton, latex and electrics. Jorge Lopes and his family helping me to assemble all parts at the lake shore of Patzcuaro Lake. Collection MUAC.
Embarcadero (marina) of Patzcuaro Lake on my birthday 16 October 1986. Collection MUAC.
The Captain of the 1986 FAROS expedition on the Patzcuaro Lake trying to find the ideal position for the FAROS 1986 lights to attract the Axolotls living wild in the lake. Collection MUAC.
Light House Master of Patzcuro Lake Sr Fernando Fierros Calvo measuring the depth of the lake. Scouting the lake late afternoon to find the ideal position for the three FAROS 1986 lighthouses. Collection MUAC.
Where in the lake is the largest population of Axolotls that could get attracted by the light from FAROS reaching down into the depth of the shallow lake? Collection MUAC.
Top view of 1986 FAROS II in floating position. H 300 x W 316 x D 316 cm. Cotton canvas, latex, steel, aluminium, car lights, light bulbs dipped in colored
latex, mechanical ignition and bakelite. The top of the Buoy is flat with lights lightning up in a circular motion indicating the concentration
of axolotls to the surrounding villages around the lake. On the top also a strong halogen light is fixed, lightning down into the
water through the cone, which is filled with saltwater, thus stretching it out. Collection MUAC.
October is the natural breeding period of the Axolotls since they are depending on light (the water of the lake is clear because
of all the rain that have fallen during the summer), and therefor I hoped to help by assisting
light at night. Naturally the axolotls were attracted by the light, and thereby
these constructions would enable a close study of the animal.
Collection MUAC.
1986 TECHNICAL WATER PROOF DRAWING FAROS. Paper, cadmium red pigment and latex. Photo by Lars Gustafsson.
Manouver box. Photo by Lars Gustafsson. Collection MUAC.
1986 MAP I. H 75 x W 100 cm. Paper, pigment, gauze and latex. Photo by Leif Claesson.
1986 FAROS I in Stockholm in Magasin 3 in 1987. Photo by Lars Gustafsson. Collection MUAC.
Side view of 1986 FAROS I. H 316 x W 500 x D 316 cm. Steel, cotton, latex and electrics. Photo by Lars Gustafsson. Collection MUAC.
1986 LIGHT VEST. H 150 x W 100 x D 40 cm
Latex, cotton, indicators, safetybelts and electronics in studio in Stockholm. Photo by Lars Gustafsson. Collection MUAC.
1986 LIGHT VEST including overall to protect body from electricity. Photo by Lars Gustafsson. Collection MUAC.
Le principe de l´axolotl, 19 x 10 cm,
160 pages, text by Gilles A. Tiberghien, Published by Actes Sud,
ISBN 2-7427-1777-3, 1998