“But where the danger is, also grows the saving power.”
“It’s not the thing you fling, it’s the fling itself.”
SEQUENCE #2 is the second in the programme of activities based on the performative, curated by Fernando Gandasegui and Marc Vives at the Fabra i Coats: Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona.
Through conferences, films and performances, SEQUENCE #2 continues to delve into the performative link between bodies and images. In this edition, this is done through works whose performances question, amplify and trigger the connection with what is immediate, with what is happening while it is happening, by artists who intensify the connections with what surrounds, with what happens in the bodies when sharing the uncertain vividness of the present.
The two days, a sequence shot, are presented as a tribute to the contingency of performative praxis, that is, to the irremediable desire to bet everything on the commitment to what is being done, even if one does not yet know what for, despite not yet knowing where it is going, assuming the risk, pleasant and painful, of including others and in this way understanding the “situated practice”.
SEQUENCE #2 brings together artists from diverse disciplines, generations and geographies whose proposals incorporate the agency and responsibility of danger, works that invoke the imp and risk everything so that everything may or may not happen. The proposals negotiate pore by pore with the mundane, set in motion the images of the surroundings, dwell on the haptic power of ideas, provoke the alienating effect of voices and presences and dance the problems, affirming the possibility of other sensitive modes that may lead us, perhaps, to an encounter with the immediate.
SEQUENCE #2 is shared as a provisional and experimental exercise that aspires to disappear or, at least, become the edges. Curating as a duo is to stretch from each side, provoking a hollowing out, enabling a possible space for abysses and a silence from which to interweave the flow of proposals and audiences.
The images for SEQUENCE #2 are from the book Atraviésame by Andrea Ganuza, in which the author narrates her experience in the city of Medellín of overlapping life on life itself and appearing around any corner.
Friday 3 November 2023
19.00 h. Paula Caspão - MOUTHS FULL unaccomplished cine-fabulations. Conference
20.00 h. Maddi Barber - Gorria. Film
21.00 h. txe roimeser - have a plan b which is b so that plan a can exist. Performance
Saturday 4 November 2023
18.30 h. Juan Domínguez with María Jerez - The Baroques. A film from the beginning of the century. Film
20.00 h. Diego Agulló - Dance the Problem. Conference
21.00 h. Stina Fors - A Mouthful of Tongues. Performance
With the support of the Museo Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo.
With the complicity of c h o r o (FOC).
Biographies of the Curators
Marc Vives Muñoz (Barcelona, 1978) is an artist, researcher, professor and producer. He explores the visual and live arts and is versed in performance and spatial work. He uses collective learning strategies, collaborating with other artists and forming research groups, such as Si CentroCentro fuera FueraFuera, Ixsquecorrenporahí at Escola Massana and MOURE PARETS at EINA. He also focuses on the management and accompaniment of artistic processes, leading the residencies programme at L’Estruch (Sabadell) and initiating projects such as YProductions, Hamaca, Por la Vena and, currently, GRAF.cat and forming part of the curatorial team at La Capella.
In terms of art, his work has been shown at Rogaland Kunstsenter (Stavanger, 2016), Redcat (Los Angeles, 2016), etHALL (Barcelona, 2018) and MACBA (Barcelona, 2021) and he has performed at CCEMx (Mexico City, 2020), Festival Grec (Barcelona, 2020), La Casa Encendida (Madrid, 2021), Performa (Santiago de Compostela, 2023), Rodeo MUSAC (Leon, 2023) and Collegium (Arévalo, 2023). From 2002 to 2012 he was part of the art duo Bestué-Vives.
Fernando Gandasegui is an artist, curator and researcher of performing arts. Currently, he is the curator of the festivals Domingo at La Casa Endendida and Secuencia at Fabra i Coats and he also co-manages the Teatron platform.
His artwork has been presented at various national and international institutions and is part of the CA2M collection and Matadero Madrid's Creators Archive. He is part of the PLAYdramaturgia collective and was a resident artist at Graner, La Caldera and Malavoadora, among others. He was coordinator at Teatro Pradillo in Madrid and a member of the art direction team. He has curated programmes for the Punto de Vista festival, co-directed Matadero Madrid’s La Plaza en Verano and co-designed residency and research programmes at the Centro Cultural de España in La Paz. He has also managed communications for various festivals, published in different media, catalogues and programme handouts and continues to write his blog.