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the ghosts of susie sierra

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ABSTRACT

This research, developed by elii and choreographer Jonathan Martineu, studies the apparently dull architectures of car crash test centres as locations where civility is designed. This centres are spaces for performances, somewhere between a laboratory, a theatre and a film stage. These architectures are outfitted to represent everyday life: our bodies and their pathologies; our lives and their dangers; day-to-day lives and the accidents that threaten them; social roles and dissidences; the tolerable and intolerable aspects of our conducts; the discipline and lack thereof of our bodies. In short, they are spaces to portray a pacified ‘good world in common’. The history of the evolution of crash tests is a history of the evolution of the meanings that have been ascribed to ‘safe’, ‘suitable’, ‘convenient’ or ‘normal’... therefore to normativity.

After a general introduction around the exhibition The voices of GPS, the research carried out around crash tests and the art of butoh, a space of interaction between the public and the piece The Ghost of Susie Sierra is proposed. The public is invited to participate in the work process that Jonathan Martineu and elii have been developing during the past weeks for the activation of the piece. Distributed in groups of 4-5 people, the public will elaborate some diagrams, interacting with the screens. This diagrams will become the guide for the activation of the piece by Jonathan Martineu in successive sessions.

'The voices of the GPS’. Comisarias/Curators: @paulagarciamasedo+ María Rogel. @centrocentrocibeles, Madrid. 16/02-20/05/2018

 

PROJECT

This research, developed by elii and choreographer Jonathan Martineu, studies the apparently dull architectures of car crash test centres as locations where civility is designed. This centres are spaces for performances, somewhere between a laboratory, a theatre and a film stage. These architectures are outfitted to represent everyday life: our bodies and their pathologies; our lives and their dangers; day-to-day lives and the accidents that threaten them; social roles and dissidences; the tolerable and intolerable aspects of our conducts; the discipline and lack thereof of our bodies. In short, they are spaces to portray a pacified ‘good world in common’. The history of the evolution of crash tests is a history of the evolution of the meanings that have been ascribed to ‘safe’, ‘suitable’, ‘convenient’ or ‘normal’... therefore to normativity.

After a general introduction around the exhibition The voices of GPS, the research carried out around crash tests and the art of butoh, a space of interaction between the public and the piece The Ghost of Susie Sierra is proposed. The public is invited to participate in the work process that Jonathan Martineu and elii have been developing during the past weeks for the activation of the piece. Distributed in groups of 4-5 people, the public will elaborate some diagrams, interacting with the screens. This diagrams will become the guide for the activation of the piece by Jonathan Martineu in successive sessions.

'The voices of the GPS’. Comisarias/Curators: @paulagarciamasedo+ María Rogel. @centrocentrocibeles, Madrid. 16/02-20/05/2018

 

CREDITS
  • Architects
  • elii - Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, Carlos Palacios
  • Coreographer:
  • Jonathan Martineu
  • Team leader:
  • elii - Lucía Fernández
  • Team:  
  • elii - Lucía Fernández + Ana López + Laura Barros + Telmo Sagartzazu 
  • Event:
  • Activation session The Ghosts of Susie Sierra
  • Location:
  • Palacio de Cibeles, Centro Centro, Madrid
  • Curators:
  • Paula García-Masedo + María Rogel 
  • Institution:
  • CentroCentro, Madrid
  • Fotography:
  • ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)
  • www.imagensubliminal.com
  • Date:
  • 21st March 2018