From 2 December to 16 December The BCN Psycho Tropic Workshops
was a working progress show featured at Antigua Casa Haiku in
Curated by Alex Brahim.
The show was about a sort of retrospective and introspective tour
around material from the very far past and the immediate future.
It started as an introductory show/event where old and new films where
screened,a spoken word piece was re-enacted,the space had few sections
and made a total installation composed by big wood murals and zones
of painting as performance,references to Kaprow, Klein and Oiticica,and
a new project based on the Legend of The Chupacabras which was also part
of a virtual opening night at Miami Basel Art Fair
From the 6 till the 9 of December the workshops where on , participants
and ocasional visitors mixed and interchanged opinions and derives.
Finally the 16 of December and as a sort of conclusive performance,
a Club Esther night was reproduced for the first time ever inside a gallery
Here are bits and fragments of how it was like.....
CLUB ESTHER / BIPOLAR SOCIAL CLUB
DERANGED LIVE SET BY DIRTY SNOW,
POSTERS,GUEST ARTIST,ANAMOR LOVE
TAROT,PERE FAURE READINGS,
"DETOURNED"ART WORKS AS STAGE PIECES,
SCULPTURES,LEFT OVERS,LOTS OF PUBLIC.
WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS??
What is Club Esther? Club Esther is a NO-CLUB -NO HYPE- NO COOL-NO ARTY ART_
A no no no no and NO
Is pure S+M =sub-serviance
IT'S NARCISSISTIC BECAUSE: Obedience to the law is freedom!!!
FUCK YOU ALL
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Sound Performance by detourned line up of Live Sculpture Dirty Snow
Collaborative setting between Psycho Tropic workshop members
International Red and Neo Concrete Presence
6 white panels brushed with Colour Palette guide by the voice of Allan Kaprov
Dark Star Poster Set
A spoken word re-enactment of Redum a text piece from 1998
THE PSYCHOTROPIC WORKSHOPS
Psicotrópico (del griego psyche, "mente" y tropein, "tornar") es un agente que actúa sobre el sistema nervioso central, lo cual trae como consecuencia cambios temporales en la percepción, ánimo, estado de conciencia y comportamiento.
psy·cho·tro·pic (sk-trpk, -trpk) adj. Having an altering effect on perception or behavior. A psychotropic drug or other agent. psychotropic [-trop?ik] Etymology: Gk, psyche + trepein, to turn exerting an effect on the mind or modifying mental activity
psychotropic (s??·k?·tr??·pik), adj concerns that that affect the mind and influence behavior. psychotropic capable of modifying mental activity.
IGNORANTS AND MASTERS
RE-ENACTING GRAFFITI MAKING
CONCEPTUAL INCONTINENCE OF THE "MAN OF IDEAS"
LITERALLY APPLYING JOSEPH JACOTOT
GENDER OF ALL SORTS
HERMETIC ART DISCOURSES
HASH/ GRASS/ BEER
BARCELONA ON ID CRISIS
THE LAMENTS OF JEREMY/JEREMIAS
CHANCE AND WRONG
WHAT'S LEFT THERE
ABERRATIONS OF CURATORIAL LANGUAGE
THE CENTRE D'ART SANTA MONICA AFFAIR/WHAT'S WRONG???
NOTIONS OF DETOUR AND DRIFT
FOUND AND LEFT THERE SCULPTURE
THEORY OF ART POWER AND SYSTEMS
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