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SUNDAY 13 APR
THE PERFORMATIVITY OF THINGS

 



18:30 H.
NORBERTO LLOPIS, All things, work in progress, 2014
« Archeology of a space-object, I began this project with an assumption: «time is not innocent», and I will do everything in my power to convince you of this.

It all began the day I entered a supermarket and saw a «deodorant for babies» for the first time in my life. In that moment, I realised that I was a “deodorant for babies” myself and therefore that time was also a deodorant for babies.

Things fragment time; they make segments, things appropriate time and space into the territories they are made for. In All Things I cut time as things invite me to do: we kill time, we procrastinate, we jump from time to time, we “crisis” time, we value and devalue time, we make time disappear, we sell time... All Things is about all the different ways we feel the urge to territorialize time and space.

I would like to have the value of an empty plastic bottle, I could have the value of an empty plastic bottle, which is probably less than the 25 cents it costs, but still independent of the material cost.

This piece is not about «politics»: it is «politics»/ This piece is not about the «body»: it is the «body»/ This piece is not about «objects»: it is «objects»/ This piece is not about the «wealth of the nations»: it is the «wealth of the nations»/ This piece is not about the «culture cuts»: it is «culture cuts»/ This piece is not about «desire»: it is «desire»/ This piece is not about «success»: it is «success»/ This piece is not about a «deodorant for babies»: it is a «deodorant for babies»/ This piece is not about «protest»: it is «protest»/ This piece is not about the «economy»: it is the «economy»/ This piece is not about «bullshit»: it is «bullshit»/ This piece is not about «nothing»: it is «nothing»/ This piece is not about «crisis»: it is «crisis»/ In short, All Things is not each one of the things: it is all things».

Norberto Llopis Norberto Llopis is a dance and choreography graduate of the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, and he also has a Master's in Performative Arts from DasArts in Ámsterdam. He is currently studying Philosophy. He has worked on various projects in Barcelona, Brussels and Holland and has participated in a number of creative processes with artists such as Carolien Hermans, Paz Rojo, Diego Gil, Jefta Van Dinther and Nada Gambier, among others.

All things is a production of Het Veem Theater in co-production with workspacebrussels and BUDA center (Kortrijk).

Salón de actos.

Admission is free until all seats are full

 


19:30 H.
RUBÉN GRILO Y SPIROS HADJIDJANOS, Access Rigmarole, 2014

Through their performance, Rubén Grilo and Spiros Hadjidjanos aim to make critical use of CA2M’s existing infrastructure. Through contemporary realist philosophies or technological imagery, questions such as “What are the performative qualities of objects?” are raised not only to produce an economy of time but, above all, of space and access.


Rubén Grilo lives in Berlin. He has recently exhibited in CIRCA Projects, Newcastle upon Tyne (2013); Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid (2012); Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam (2012) and MARCO, Vigo (2011), to mention but a few. He has also taken part in group exhibitions in Martin Van Zomeren, Amsterdam (2013); Nest, Den Haag (2013); CSS Bard, New York (2011). Grilo has also been an artist in residency in Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (2011-2013).

Spiros Hadjidjanos lives in Berlin. He has shown his work internationally in Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam (2012); Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble (2012); Import Projects, Berlin (2013); Transmediale, Berlín (2012), and galleries such as Martin Van Zomeren, Amsterdam (2013); Future Gallery, Berlin (2013); Von Cirne, Cologne (2012), among others. Hadjidjanos has been awarded scholarships from the DAAD and Fulbright.

Salón de actos. 60 min. approx.

Admission is free until all seats are full

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