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A performance inside a book inside a space inside a building // Esther Planas at PABD London ICA March 2012


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Esther Planas (Barcelona, 1960) fa de les seves obsessions art.

Un procés que, d'altra banda, sol ser habitual en la creació artística.
Les obsessions que l'acompanyen, també circumstància habitual

en la creació contemporània, fan referència a la seva infància.

El seu nom, com moltes noies entre 30 i 40 anys, va adquirir una

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Purita Campos, ha recuperat 20 anys després amb la protagonista

feta una dona: Esther y su mundo. Aquest referent, que

gràficament ha interpretat Planas en els seus dibuixos i quadres
(a més d'un marxandatge bàsic), al costat de la plasmació

d'una sexualitat fronterera entre el món infantil i l'adult és

la base del seu univers. Noies nues, creades a partir de la

seva pròpia imatge, i que solen tenir com a company un peluix,

completen aquesta forma de remoure els fantasmes infantils.

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From Walter Benjamin text Mexican Embassy:

"I never pass a wooden fetish,gilded Buddha, or Mexican idol with out telling my self : that maybe the true God " Charles Baudelaire 
" I dreamed I was a member of an exploring party in Mexico. After crossing a high, primeval jungle, we came upon a system of aboveground caves in the mountains where an order had survived from the time of the first missionaries till now, its monks continuing the work of conversion among the natives. In an immense central grotto with a Gothically pointed roof, Mass was celebrated according to the most ancient rites. we joined the ceremony and witnessed its climax: toward a wooden bust of God the Father fixed high on a wall of the cave a priest raised a Mexican fetish. At this, the divine head turned thrice in denial from right to left."
Walter Benjamin, "Mexican…

field works visual note book about my interaction with PISO proyecto as guest to their Practica sessions during my "voyage to Puerto Rico "

During my trip to Puerto Rico coming from Cali , Colombia on the first days of December , I have 'encountered" all sort and most of unexpected situations , relations , reactions and context .
On this mode for the unsuspected , I "improvised" or decided to improvise at a very inspiring "action " I happen to be taken to .
The "action" consisted of PISO proyecto:
The context and the space was a "barrio" a "department for goof food" El Departamento de la Comida ( see link ) and its back streets .
Musicians playing and singing navidad music taked us for a mini ride "pasa calle" as in the most traditional style where we stop at the front of the houses and sing along and clap with the neihgbors all desiring each other Felicidades , Happiness .
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