Celibatary sexual life can be very demanding: it asks for a psychology of solitude, strictly cleanness, capable of setting private objects clearly apart from social life, and a military science for using these weapons of massive satisfaction. The lonely pleasure is worth not depending on someone else. This is why I’ve been killing, unconsciously, one by one, all the toys that were hanging from a soul. Battle Royale is an extreme performance and a necessary update of the genre initiated by Koushun Takami. This fall.
A Collection of Strangers (Col·lecció d’estranys) was an action based on childhood memories with a basic setting on a private location. It resembled Joan B in the sense that it was a mute performance featuring Já Passou, Portuguese music from the 80s, and Chris Tarrant’s Who wants to be a Millionaire?
Shechita (שׁוֹחֵט) is the action of slaughtering an edible and proper (kosher) animal according to the Jewish transmission. According to the Orthodox, only the highly trained and God-fearing may be a recognized performer of shechita (shochet). In the absence of a shochet, taken away from the land I belong to, and deprived of recognition, I am commanded to perform shechita under the privileged disguise of art. Music: Salomone Rossi, Baruch aba bsheim Adonai.
My first album Devocionário is an electronic autobiography and an ode to Lisbon. It comes with afro-infused trap themes under the influence of fado and old school techno. MOSCA Follow me on Soundcloud and listen to the next singles first:
Blinders (Encegadors) is a videoart trailer to JOAN B, an anti-hommage to Joan Brossa, the Catalan anti-fascist poet and performer, within the programme of Barcelona Poetry Week. May 10thm 7:30pm at Centre Cívic Barceloneta.
March 16th at Mutuo Gallery: Fuck Tindr. What are you into? What turns you on? Why the fuck do you care? Just texting. Just sexting. Not much. Pretty much everything. Enough said. My place or yours? Fuck Tindr.
February 25th 2018 at EART. 5 people performing as 1 under the gaze of a camera. Verifying the hypothesis of the Continuous Body. This what SUOR (SWEAT) was about. There is a point beyond “the social” where taking care of one another becomes the plenitude of breathing. Intention is no longer still. Risk has a purpose. SUOR is an action on art and science produced in association with El Trastero, Barcelona.
Pablo had asked me if I could kill a rose for him. I recorded this ritual with a rose taken from a grave. The tarot deck is Barbara Walker’s. The horse, a souvenir from Sweden. The snake is a detail from a unique ashtray in cast iron by the great César Gracia.
#LiveOrDinasty / One year after my Birth, I invite you to take a glimpse at the art of Dinasty Calendar making. Dinasties are calendars written in blood that I create as a reward to my sponsors. If you like what you see and want to see more, feel free to drop me a private message.
Antology is a performance act made of recorded spoken word and “any sounds electric”: 10 poems, 10 languages, 10 days.
“The year has begun under signs of submission: forbidden colors, a remote president and women without nipples. Censorship is hype and we’re keen on extremes: indulging in silence or pretending to be free. Francesc Oui suggests a third way: degenerating. He’ll do some good for you, but please: do leave your children home. Happy endings just won’t suit them.”
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. These private pictures remain unpublished.
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.