CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo

29 JUNE 21:00 H.

21:00 Performance: ARANTXA MARTÍNEZ
Très bien éclairé is the framework in which Arantxa brings together the various different bodily fictions she has been creating around the idea of the hybrid body. These fictions, independent from one another and removed from theatrical devices, are figures in which the body distances itself as a product and artifice of its own fiction, hybrid inventions that explore processes of penetration and involvement between body and object. This framework is also involved in the task of trying to reduce the representational device to the outline of the body − whatever that may be and whatever parts it contains at that moment. Squashing the device against the body, provoking a carnal closeness that questions the purported distance that separates them.

Arantxa Martínez is a dancer and choreographer who is based in Berlin since 2003. Trained in ballet and contemporary dance, her work addresses processes of identification and exchange between the body and its surroundings, and she explores the role of performativity in relation to these processes. Her works include, among others, “Très bien éclairé”, 2015; “Emisiones Cacatúa. Special Issue”, 2012, a radio project in collaboration with Nilo Gallego, and “The Present”, 2010/2012, in collaboration with Lola Rubio.


22:00 Performance: CLAUDIA PAGÈS
Structures for the fall, structures to see through. Mother tongues or not, to create structures for speaking. Over the last year, Claudia Pagès has published several performances which have circulated on different distribution channels. The most recent will be shown during the Picnic Sessions.

Claudia Pagès works across performances, publications and objects to explore the uses and effects of language and the role it plays in relationships of alienation, power and labour. She has had residencies here and at La Casa Encendida in Madrid and at Gasworks in London. In 2016-2017 she was awarded the Mondriaan Fonds Werkbijdrage Jong Talent prize (The Netherlands).


Editorial board: Vendedores de Humo





22 JUNE 20:00 H.

20:00 Performance: MÅRTEN SPÅNGBERG
With and by: Tamara Alegre, Ludvig Daae, Louise Dahl, Hana Lee Erdman, Mårten Spångberg, Hanna Strandberg, Alexandra Tveit.

“I always wanted to be a documentary film maker, are you like serious. On my school notebook, on my desk and the trees on the sand and the snow I write your name. On all the flesh that says yes on the forehead of my friends on every hand held out I write your name. Liberty. Easy Rider, both versions, we are really many here - China. We do stretching into the future, for no particular reason. A dance is a smokescreen for having a conflict. Love scene is nothing more than that and nobody really wanted to know what it was because when we know it’s like time is speeding up and there is nothing there for me anymore. I mean not what’s in it for me, I mean the other way around but still there.

Only the trees can give us that time, and does it without asking for permission. We on the other hand, we want to guide and be guided but since we do we do a dance instead of the love scene. It’s nobody’s fault so everybody can be blamed.

Nature FR is what it is called but is not its name. Its name is Smokescreen, but the name it is called is Love scene and all of it is live, almost live, half life, undead, screaming dad and then we take a break, maybe. Homeopathic and it’s just so touching.

Editorial board: RAUM EDITIONS


15 JUNE 21:00 H.

21:00 Performance: AMAIA URRA
“A botany manual will be with thy mouth and teach thee what thou shalt say. Oh, I have Never been a woman of words, either before or after Thee... Because I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue. Thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth and with his... And he shall be thy spokesman: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of… And thou shalt take this … in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.”

Amaia Urra’s work centres on language, the sung/spoken word and the action and difficulty in naming things. It has been presented in a range of different contexts like: Art nomade, rencontre internationale d'art performance de Saugenay, La Casa Encendida, Zarata Fest, Tabakalera and Ecolalias RSS (Radio del Reina Sofía). Between 1999 and 2009 she collaborated with many choreographers like Jérôme Bel, Xavier le Roy, Ion Munduate, Juan Domínguez, Cristina Blanco, Cuqui and María Jerez.

22:00 Concert: JUANA MOLINA

Juana Molina will be performing on the CA2M roof terrace, presenting her seventh album, Halo, marking a new milestone in the evolution of her own, unmistakable voice. The twelve tracks in Halo abound with hypnotic rhythms which seem to draw their energy from immemorial rituals; with timbral explorations and ever-changing soundscapes; with mysterious lyrics often touching on witchcraft, premonition and dreams, always used as metaphors for emotional states; with voices which sometimes move away from word and meaning to be reduced to abstract phonemes and onomatopoeia.

Juana approaches music in a very physical, intuitive way: every instrument and electronic resource is an extension of her body, and is used to express feelings and moods. It is magic, in its oldest sense: art or techné, which articulates knowing with doing, in order to produce something which did not exist before.

Editorial board: LEO PARDO 





8 JUNE 21:00 H.

Both of Them are waiting for you. They don't know you, but they know that on the appointed night, you will be there. The excuse for this date is Electrohumor. You will be privileged to witness the birth of a new theatrical genre. Both of Them have spent months investigating how to ditch the physical limits of the subjectivities that were strangely assigned to them. By applying the baRSan method, they have achieved dramatic expressions never before seen. All that is missing is you. All it needs is your presence. Both of Them have survived their own existences thanks to Electrohumor and now the time has come to share them with you on this end-of-spring night. The time has come to go back into the world. There is no turning back. The lentils are cooking!

Bárbara Sánchez is a choreographer, actress and dancer. She has created 6 pieces and runs the feminist laboratory Ahuyéntanos este furor. She premiered her two latest works in 2016: the Electrohumor conference-performance to be presented on our roof terrace and the stage piece Somewhat paler.

Jaime Conde-Salazar Pérez has a BA in History of Art from UCM and an MA in Performance Studies from NYU. He collaborates regularly as a dance critic in various journals and has been involved as a playwright in creative processes with Ben Benauisse, I-Chen Zuffellato, Antonio Tagliarini, La Ribot, Claudia Faci, Elena Córdoba, Bárbara Sánchez and Aimar Pérez Galí, among others. In 2015 he published the book La Danza del Futuro.

22:00 Sound performance: MÚSICA PREPOST

Paraíso Tabú is a sound and visual session produced by Fran Torres and Pablo Peña in which a live film is made using vinyl records and turntables.

The sound part is based on live interaction with vinyl records and turntables, modifying the original sound or the support. The visual element recreates a transoceanic adventure told following the canons of classic film: built from the record covers of the vinyls and other kinds of tampering with praxinoscopes, dioramas, plays of light and shadow, water, objects applied to the records and infinite other possibilities.

Discos de Nuestra Señora (DDNS)


1 JUNE 21:00 H

21:00 Performance: CLÉDAT & PETITPIERRE
LES AUBES SONT NAVRANTES (The Dawns are Heartbreaking)
In their constant to-and-froing between sculpture and the performing arts, Clédat & Petitpierre build a protean and entertaining practice. With a heightened sense of studio-based work and control of fabrication techniques, in their recent works they propose activating sculptures through a dual perception: that of the exhibition and the more performative event, where the artists’ bodies are involved in a systematisation of the figure of the couple and of their territory.

21:30 Performative diaporama: ANTONIO FERREIRA


A performative diaporama is like a doubled-looped inverted ekphrasis: words blink and thoughts stutter. I click on a PDF because the PDF is the rhythm of the twenty-first century. This is a two-finger, two-lip and two-eye performance in which the arrows on the keyboard come and go obsessively. In these three diaporamas, certain anatomical and digital problems rhyme in a strabismus of concepts. Sugar-coated language expands until almost reaching academic rap, whispers that melt, aphasic ASMR, explosions of hardware and a little bit of conjunctivitis. In short, some diaporamas where the eyelid, the human body’s quickest muscle, is the ideal co-pilot.

Antonio Ferreira is an artist and doctorate student in Fine Arts at UCM. He published the book Palabra Parpadeo in 2016. In 2017 he took part in Apuntes para una psiquiatría destructiva, an exhibition curated by Alfredo Aracil (Sala de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid) and has received funding from Injuve for the ESTUDIO_ESCRITORIO curatorial project. He is also a vocalist in music projects like T I C S and Unknown Vudú.

Lolina, Inga Copeland and Monika are some of Alina Astrova’s alternative monikers. Astrova is a London-based, Tallin-born producer and singer whose low-fi vocal projects shift between dub, rap, hyperdub and electronica.

Her latest releases as Lolina are: Live in Paris, and Relaxin’ with Lolina; and as Inga Copeland: Smitten, and Because I’m Worth It, all of which are self-released.

She is also a member of the experimental electronic duo Hype Williams, together with Dean Blunt, with whom she has released albums and EPs on labels like Hippos In Tanks, De Stijl and Hyperdub

Estampita Picnic Sessions by FERNANDA LAGUNA
This year, the artist Fernanda Laguna is collaborating in BUSHES, SUBSTANCES, HAIRS, NOISES with a scapular which can be collected at each Picnic Session.

Fernanda Laguna is an Argentinean visual artist, poet and curator. She ran the Belleza y Felicidad space in Buenos Aires and the poetry and narrative publishers of the same name. In 2003 she opened a branch of Galería Byf that continues operating today. She is a founding member of the Liliana Maresca secondary project aimed at the visual arts at the Escuela 349 school in the district of Fiorito and is also a founding member of the group Eloísa Cartonera. In 2010 together with a group of artists, she opened Tu Rito, a space dedicated to poetry and performance.

Editorial board: PIPO & ASTUTTO





23 MAR 2017

El CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo de la Comunidad de Madrid mostrará a partir de junio dos nuevas exposiciones que revisitarán el arte madrileño en la década de los 80 y 90. La primera de ellas, Espacio P. 1981 – 1997, comisariada por Karin Ohlenschläger, se podrá ver desde el 3 de junio hasta el 8 de octubre de 2017. Le seguirá Miguel Trillo. Doble exposición, comisariada por Juan Albarrán, y que se podrá ver a partir del 29 de junio y hasta el 15 de octubre de 2017.




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