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Conceiling (is) A Brutal Act - land art and performance

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  • Half land art, half performance, this huge outline of a murdered man, painted with no legal authorization in Madrid downtown (Calle de Ribera de Curtidores,  “La Latina” district) during the period of the “indignados’“ demonstrations in 2011, was conceived to make sense only when completed by the further concrete representation, almost theatrical, of authorities’ reaction, and its urge of hiding it all immediately, less than five hours later, to avoid its possibility to be exposed to a larger number of people, of minds and mouths, reactions and reflections. A sort of surrealistic performance, put up by the municipal administration puppet, by the police puppet, by the street cleaners’ puppets, and the passers-by, with their questions, their conversations, cameras and iPhones, and, between others, their widespread astonishment up against a so much timely intervention by the municipality in this case and so little efficiency about really urgent needs.
     
    The video documentation that you can see right below has been screened in several events and exhibitions, such as the collective “BESETZT – Discourse on Art, Politics and Aesthetics“ of PLATFORM3 in Munich (DE), the Outvideo Festival of Yekaterinburg (RU), the PROYECTOR Festival Internacional de Videoarte of Madrid (ES) and Portas Abertas, the exhibition about intolerance and injustice held in the ancient Inquisition Palace of Évora (PT).
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