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.
New single “Estranho Pombo” (“Strange Dove”) is out now. The first album Devocionário is an ode to my hometown Lisbon and it comes with afro-infused, suburban trap themes with references to fado and politics. MOSCA
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. Same here. My place or yours? Lovely. Fuck Tindr. Sure.
Check the Fuckbook event.
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.
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.
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.