5 JULY 21:00
21:00 PABLO ESBERT LILIENFELD. INVERTED DRAGON TEST. Performance
“This test was devised by Dragón Automático, hence its name. At the moment, it allows any post-obedient machine to conclude whether another machine subjected to the test is normal (alienated) or odd (alien). If the result is positive, the test makes it possible to determine that the machine is odd: a) because it is a woman, b) because it is not white and/or c) because it is an invert-fag.”
“More automation means more fiction.”
Test de Dragón Invertido* is a solo featuring dance, sound poetry, organic drum machine, autobiographic action, a story of speculative materialism, and a porous machine gun of bio-political fiction.
Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld is a choreographer and musician. He collaborates with his husband, the visual artist Federico Vladimir Strate Pezdirc, in an interconnected mesh of visual arts, documentary, electronic music, and dance. As a musician and performer he also works with Alessandro Sciarroni, Chiara Bersani, Marco D'Agostin, Manuel Rodríguez and Janet Novás. He is currently following the Research Studios programme at P.A.R.T.S., Brussels. www.pabloesbertlilienfeld.com
* With the collaboration of Federico Vladimir Strate Pezdirc, Ingrid Berger Myhre and Bojana Cvejic. The project was developed within the framework of the Research Studios programme in Performance Art Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.), Brussels, Belgium, with the support of the Scholarship for Furthering International Studies granted by Fundación SGAE 2017/2018 and Departures and Arrivals DNA (P.A.R.T.S.)
22:15 DANI UMPI. Concert
The work of Dani Umpi, the Uruguayan musician, writer and visual artist, is compulsive, hyperactive, multidisciplinary and boundary-breaking. It covers all the imaginable crossings that can take place between the cultural industry, popular culture, literature, music and visual arts. He operates from a self-parodic character: a hybrid between drag and conceptual performance.
22:00 #VIVAS. Public sound bank
“#VIVAS came about from a NEED to EXPRESS OURSELVES with a view to DECONSTRUCTING THE MECHANISMS OPERATING ON OUR BODIES in a cultural political system that bases its power on coercive physical, media and financial strength, killing us in symbolic and literal ways. O P E N I N G CHANNELS OF COLLECTIVE EXPRESSION from a reflexive sound output presented to us, encouraging us and bringing us together in new forms of joint creation, from particular and diverse sensibilities and needs.”
“#VIVAS is a digital mass-media HASHTAG which could have an effect on real life by creating links and social media between individuals wishing to expand together the boundaries of common sense. A PUBLIC SOUND BANK, a space for exchange and listening to contemporary sound recordings (field recordings, readings, testimonies, debates, percussion, melodies and any other sound which engages with these issues, free to be reused in the production of new sound expressions). A PLATFORM FOR THE DIFFUSION of the pieces resulting from the whole process, to join our voices and to let them be heard.”