'Niyolpaki' celebrates the life and the amazingly beauty of Náhuatl; it explores transversal movements of thought and feeling, where diverse poems written by wise women and poets of ancient Mexico, originally published in Quince poetas del mundo Náhuatl - José León Portilla, are explored by generative processes towards imagining indigenous futures through conversational poetics in cyberspace.
Niyolpaki is an ongoing
exploration that has a visual confluence with a poetic-philosophical assemblage and
generative design, where multiplicities pulsate in their own way, giving life to concepts, co-composing between diferent rhythms, and inviting us to
relate with the supreme value of expression in the Náhuatl worldview: the flower and the song: xochicuicatl.
Press the key 'R' to randomly navigate the poems:
Zan totemiquico - Tochihuitzin Coyolchiuhqui
Cantares Mexicanos (fol. 19 r.)
Xon ahuiyacan - Nezahualcóyotl
Zan moch ompa ye huitz - Xayacámach de Tizatlan
I'm just a singer,
flower is my heart,
I offer my singing.
(fol. 19 r.)
All the drawings were created with
, they are reinterpretations of important visual representations of spirituality in the Aztec cosmogony. Programming through
Processing / p5.js
Code and illustrations by Rodrigo Velasco - yecto as part of The Future Imaginary - DART 630, MDes, Design and Computation Arts, Concordia University, 2019.
Dedicated to my family, specially to Adrián Ramírez Guerrero. Thanks to Jason Lewis and the assistants of 'The Future Imaginary'. Enormously grateful with the SenseLab folks, where a fundamental part of this thinking - doing happened. Tlazocamati!