Brandon LaBelle

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Dreams of a Sovereign Citizen

developed as part of Synsmaskin, artistic research project

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Madrid / The Free Scene
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Movement workshop/exhibition: La Tabacalera, Madrid
October, 2017

The work considers questions of cultural survival in today’s climate of crisis and new social solidarity. Working with a group of participating performers, a series of movement strategies are enacted within the empty floors of the Tabacalera building. Through the process, a scene is created that attempts to work through the potential of a collective imagination: to figure oneself as a body open to others and toward the crafting of a common city. Including experiments in group work, lonely walks, being and moving together, hiding out, speaking and listening, whispering, building and celebrating, the project is developed as a manifestation of self-organized processes and pirate imagination. Recorded on video, the final installation operates as an experimental “tone poem” comprised of audio-visual projections situated within a construction of found and related materials.

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Presented as an installation as part of the exhibition Aurality and Environment, La Tabacalera, Madrid and FASE
December 1, 2017 - February 4, 2018

Performers: Vicente Colomar, Fátima Cué, María Escobar, Antonio Gómez, Annie Pui Ling Lok, Catalina Mahecha, África Clúa Nieto / Videography: Jara Lopez