Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Drinking on the Fountain of Art







For the show at White Cubicle Gallery , Esther Planas presented an unfolded zine ( containing cut up text from  Focault, Blanchot and Baudrillard plues her poems and a performatic series of pictures taken
previously at the site where Esther Planas is drinking supposedly some piss /urine coming from an anonymous source .....
Drinking on the Fountain of Art , was a site specific work , for her intervention at the gallery project which for the first time asked and artist to interact at its peripheral areas ( in this case the men toilet /pissoir and the Bar at the George and Dragon pub where the gallery has its White Cubicle site at the women toilets as its usual ( white cube ) where guest artist resolve/ install their works .
Giving that the space and the Pub it self is a known Gay pilgrimage venue , and wanting to respond to
the shared fetichism about pissoirs and men inside a toilet , at the same time that the Duchampian "object" has the same origins it  appeared almost a natural consequence to re-enact  and activate few of
the traditions and associations relating to our culture either as artist or as cult and underground lovers of pop .
Jean Genet, Focault, Philosophy , Duchamp, Maurice Blanchot , Drinking Golden Rain, Bruce Nauman, Jean Baudrillard , Critical Theory .
A film
A peformance inside a Zine
A ritual offering of Roses



A flowers offering performance , re-enacting the scene at Jean Genet's Journal du Voleur, where
a group of transvestites Las Carolinas go on procession around Las Ramblas de Barcelona ( my home town) and give flowers ( red roses ) to a derelict pissoir by the harbor


Esther Planas re-enacting as one of The Carolinas of Jean Genet 
                               ......................a moment of prayer for the pissoir


3 comments:

  1. Hey Esther!
    missing you so much!
    This year no frieze....i am bit sad missing all these opportunities to see you.
    Congratulations for the white-cubicle!
    I am a fan of you blog...so I feel less away from u.
    Many kisses
    Jacopo

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  2. Hey Jacopo!!
    will you come to Barcelona??
    Be there from next Monday!!xxx

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  3. I ll be in Gjion in November.
    No Barcelona...when are u coming to Milan?
    Many many kisses
    J

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