De facto is a work in progress with Albert Coma Bau. A non-choreography between the temptation of control and the need to let go. Undeclared life becomes explicit screenplay. At which point do we become strangers to each other? What do we represent to an audience if we are not actors at all? A living exercise in the era of post-truth, De facto might simulate a silent drama. In fact, it stands for something else.
“Phaethon, challenged by his playmates, sought assurance from his mother that his father was the sun god Helios. She gave him the requested assurance and told him to turn to his father for confirmation. He asked his father for some proof that would demonstrate his relationship with the sun. When the god promised to grant him whatever he wanted, he insisted on being allowed to drive the sun chariot for a day. Placed in charge of the chariot, he was unable to control the horses. The Earth was in danger of being burnt up and, to prevent this disaster, Zeus was forced to strike down the chariot with a thunderbolt and kill Phaethon in the process.”
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Antology is a performance act made of “any sounds electric” and recorded spoken word. 10 poems, 10 languages, 10 days.
Prelude to Ylia was the first piece of performance art for an unborn human, Ylia, daughter to Mercè Homs and Mauri Naph. The ritualistic set of actions took place in Riera de Merlès (Vic, Catalonia) the 2nd of October and it was registered by photographer Mònica Pallí. A selection of pictures will be available soon.
Ester Xargay and I delivered Universal Basic Poetry (Poesia Bàsica Universal) on September 30 for ARTT Festival in TPK L’Hospitalet (Barcelona Area). Hosted by our dear friends Charo and Agustí Fructuoso, I am delighted to return to this special venue where I performed The Age of Aquarius (BCN Gallery Weekend 2015), The Independence of Spain (ARTT 2016), and I Love You Rachel Rosenthal (2016) with Primo Gabbiano.