Mayan Warrior is the result of a collaborative project that has united artists, craftsmen, photographers, designers, technologists, architects and musicians from Mexico City and Northern California. The project’s original intent was to present to the world the incredible ascent of contemporary Mexican electronic music while paying respect to the deep and ancient sources from which that visual and auditory culture had grown. Both light and sound are curated by some of the world’s most prominent artists to transport participants to the very origins of the culture – and to a new understanding of contemporary electronic expression.
ART CAR FOUNDER & DESIGNER
Founder of Mexico’s Sr. Pago, one of Latin America’s leading e-payment platforms, Vargas is was also founder of EXA Radio and TV, still among the most important media outlets for the Latin America’s youth market. Director of multiple productions for the Dish/MVS TV network, Vargas remains a passionate supporter of the Visual and Performing Arts.
Internet entrepreneur, pilot, and artist, Barrett Lyon is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of cyber-security firm, Defense.net. His foundational work with the Opte Project to visually map the Internet later became part of the catalogs of the Boston Museum of Science, MoMA and the LouvreCAMP CO-FOUNDER
Uniquely responsible for introducing Avant-Garde music and digital arts to Mexico over the past ten years, Damian was instrumental in the founding of Mexico City’s MUTEK Festival, one of the most groundbreaking digital culture events in the world. As one of the country’s most prominent DJs, he’s also active as a producer and creative director.
Born and raised in Mexico, Rebolledo has been DJ-ing some of North America’s most prestigious parties and events for more than ten years. His signature style (and sound) is reflected in his own productions, or in tandem with Germany’s Superpitcher as the other half of Pachanga Boys. His work is released on the Kompakt, Cómeme and Hippie Dance labels.
Mexico City native Federico Cartas has been in love with cables and speakers and started throwing parties when he was just 13 years old. A co-founder, with Alfredo Camion, of the URBNST production company, Cartas is also a director of film, photography and numerous publicity campaigns. He’s always connecting another cable and painting space with music and light.
Honorary camp matriarch, Simone is responsible for wardrobe, camp logistics and for the optimization of vibes throughout the camp, and possibly a good deal beyond. A California native, her commitment to the Mayan Warrior project has been vital to the project’s success.
Born in 1977, lighting designer and audio freak, Montiel is a board member of the MN ROY Club in Mexico City where he currently works in multiple Light Art and architectural lighting projects with his firm, Nerd Light & Control.
An engineer in electronics and communications, Martinez has also been the Mayan Warrior’s chief navigator sailing between deserts in two countries. Having learned customs, both ancient and modern, he’s also picked up pyrotechnics and lighting, as the head of special effects on site.
ART CAR FOUNDER & DESIGNER