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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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is a question of power
power it self must be
abolished ---- and not
solely because of the
refusal to be dominated
which is at the heart of
all traditional struggles--
but also, just as
violently,
in the refusal to dominate.
intelligence cannot , can
never be in power
because
intelligence consist
of this double
refusal
power has ransacked
all of the strategies
of simulation :
parody,
irony,
and self mockery ------
leaving the left
with only a phantom
of the truth
the terms
"simulacrum"
"simulation"
and "virtual"
summarize this liquidation
in which every
signification is eliminated
by its own sign, and the
profusion of signs parodies
a by now unobtainable reality.

A review in Catalan from the show at Spai Ubu 2007

Lletra gòtica

Esther Planas tria el vídeo per mostrar el seu vessant de «performer»

JAUME VIDAL.

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

dimensió especial gràcies a una sèrie de còmic, que la seva autora,

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.
Aques…

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:http://pisoproyecto.org/
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 .
Later we entered El Departamento, the PISOS where all placed close to each other, but separate in the front space at the entrance of the dept .
A woman stept and sta…