Projects

Suite Rivolta. An Aesthetic Proposal for Action, 2011
HD Video, colour, sound, 13’

Two dancers perform a composition of three movements in which music has been substituted by text, in a narrative that refers to the need to take action in the streets in order to keep public space as a place of dissent. The title of the project derives from the radical feminist movement of the 1970's known as Rivolta Femminile (led by the art critic and theorist Carla Lonzi), and presents a structure loosely based on the musical form known as 'suite'. Following the lead of the voiceover that guides the narrative, performative elements that stem from the street protests and the aesthetics of the revolutionary are introduced. The action mixes contemporary and Spanish dance, connecting expressive tools that come from different cultural traditions, dislocating them in search of any minor places in common that can help develop a collaborative action.
The film was entirely shot in the space of gallery Elba Benítez in Madrid, recurring, as in previous works, to the strategy of placing the audience on the same scenario that was the filming set. Viewers can then somehow access and re-view the artifices used in cinematic narratives. During its first public presentation, the work was shown in three parts, adding new sections to the exhibition every week, in clear reference to Felix Gonzalez-Torres Every Week There Is Something Different, presented 20 years before at Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York.


Suite Rivolta. An Aesthetic Proposal for Action, 2011
Video stills


Suite Rivolta. An Aesthetic Proposal for Action, 2011
Installation view at Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid. Photographs: Oak