14 JUNE 21:00
21:00 RITA INDIANA. SUITE CEMENTO. Remix reading
At the Picnic Sessions this Dominican writer and musical producer is presenting her Suite Cemento, an a cappella remix of the descriptions of her city taken from her five novels.
Rita Indiana is a Dominican writer, composer and singer. To date, she has published the following novels: La estrategia de Chochueca (2000), Papi (2004), Nombres y Animales (2014) and La Mucama de Omicunlé (2015), shortlisted for the 2016 Vargas Llosa novel biennial and the first Spanish-language novel to receive the Grand Prize of the Association of Caribbean Writers. Her writing and her music are inspired by Dominican popular and marginal culture and language, as well as by many Afro-Caribbean magical-religious traditions. In 2009 she reinvented merengue and other popular rhythms in electro fusions with her band Los Misterios. In her latest novel, Hecho en Saturno, the artist revisits the nostalgic relationships between Cuba and the Dominican Republic and the ideological devastation in both of them as a result of the main character’s treatment for heroin addiction at a clinic/hotel in Havana.
21:45 GARAT, SKRYCKY & TURENNE. ENTRE. Performance
After the premiere of their work PARDO, Garat, Skrycky and Turenne decided to continue exploring the conceptual foundations opened by that research. Taking various different approaches, they examine notions such as opacity, liminality and transposition, shifting towards a new poetic and aesthetic territory in their experimentations with light, corporality, the aural and the relational.
Based in Montevideo, Uruguay, Garat, Skrycky and Turenne are creators working with live art. Their practice pursues a shared aesthetic and ethical approach, researching modes of stage production and collaborative rationales based on possible relationships between different artistic languages. They are currently involved in further developing the line of research opened in their first co-creative piece, PARDO.
This site-specific piece opens the MASA Live Arts Festival, curated by Paulina Chamorro and supported by Iberescena 2018, Teatro Pradillo.
7 JUNE 21:00
21:00 QUEER FLAMENCO. I WAS STONE AND LOST MY CENTRE
Artists: Luis Ortega (dancer), Lidón Patiño (dancer), Joaquín Ruiz (dancer), Antonia Jiménez (guitar), Noelia Heredia (box and vocals), Caridad Vega (vocals) and Pablo Maldonado (piano)
fui piedra y perdí mi centro
por youtube la niña de los peines sigue así
y me arrojaron al mar
y a fuerza de tanto tiempo
mi centro vine a encontrar
ahora en la terraza
y se recoge ahora lento, pa dentro, profunda en soledad, por soleá
tomas aire y por alegrías se acaricia llegando al tiento
y se dice con lo roto, el quejío o el gesto que cambia
la fiesta por tangos
cuerpos que te cantan
alguien dice todo lo que tiene sonidos negros tiene duende
son el misterio, las raíces
bailando en libertad de lo bien arraigado
“Flamenco with artists in Madrid. Perhaps the dance, song, touch and colour of flamenco will discover a place of resistance, movement, life, sincere gestures. Flamenco as gender. Let’s name ourselves in olé.”
31 MAY 20:30
20:30 JULIM ROSA. FOREVER. Participative performance
FOREVER is a participative performance which uses tattoos as a medium to question the human notion of eternity. The action consists of systematically tattooing the word “forever” onto participants wishing to take part in the project. In a society as spontaneous and changing as today’s, there are few things we commit ourselves to for life, and that gives the idea of “forever” a romantic and idealistic sense. However, there is one thing we are all pretty sure about: our body will accompany our consciousness until the end of our lives.
Julim Rosa draws questions concerning time and physical and mental change on people’s skin. Rosa works with different media, including audiovisuals, drawing and tattoos. Her projects have also been connected to research and production in communication systems.
21:00 ÓSCAR BUENO & ANTO RODRÍGUEZ. Performance
This is the first test in a tutorial that provides keys to viewing a video. To see a video we need, in principle: an eye or, at the very least, some sensorial receptor that operates minimally [a lot of doubts about this]; the contraption that emits the video in the event that it has to be emitted to be seen [for instance, a video in digital format would also require, apart from what we all know, some extension of our body or a remote body that activates it (namely, a finger or perhaps a voice or voices,...)]; a distance from the video [be it a short distance, a fusion with ourselves or a remote distance]; a place where to watch the video [my house, your place, this terrace, Park Güell, among others]; a bowl, a pothos with its leaves eaten, a floor or similar; and, for the moment, that should be enough.
Anto creates his own pieces, especially for the stage. He works in Artea, an association of researchers in the performing arts. He is about to get his doctorate from UCLM and he also teaches in different places. He would like to dedicate himself fulltime to supporting creative processes. Besides, he has worked with artists like Juan Dominguez, Cuqui Jerez, María Jerez, Cris Blanco, Amalia Fernández, and so on. Óscar makes his own pieces and is also a musician. He accounts for a percentage of Es Poderío Vital, alongside Itxaso Corral and other cells. He supports people’s processes, composes, and watches gameplays. He has also worked with artists like Cris Blanco, Amalia Fernández, María Jerez, Cuqui Jerez, etc.
22:00 LINN DA QUEBRADA. Concert
Fag, trans, black and peripheral. Neither actor nor actress, atrocious. Dancer, performer and gender terrorist are some of the references to Linn da Quebrada who now also uses music as a tool for social transformation and as a powerful weapon in the fight to destroy social paradigms. With political, powerful, danceable lyrics, Linn da Quebrada’s show is a fusion of protest, visual arts and a lot of dance.
Las year she published her first album, Pajubá, which speaks about the life and rights of Brazil’s LGBT community, exploring music genres including funk, rap, fashion and the global ghetto.
SUMMER WORKSHOP WITH THE ARTIST CRISTINA CELADA: CUT-PASTE-CUT
LET’S MAKE A “SWEDED”
SEMINARIO SOBRE RESIDENCIAS DE ARTISTAS
EL TRIÁNGULO: AQUÍ TRABAJA UN ARTISTA
THREE ALTERNATING ELECTRICAL CURRENTS
PRODUCING A PHASE LAG