I-CorDes - First session: Border movements

Institut de Corpologies Deslocalitzades

  • Date: November 14, 2020
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Space: Aljub
  • Payment activity (5€) with prior registration and limited places
  • All the activities that take place during I-CorDes comply with the established sanitary measures

Es Baluard Museu and the Conselleria de Fons Europeus, Universitat i Cultura of the Govern de les Illes Balears starts the first session of I-CorDes, Institut de Corpologies Deslocalitzades, a new public program that aims to return bodies to the center, reaffirm their face-to-face position in space, in the environment, at a time when they have been relegated to seclusion and no contact. The session will have a theoretical and a practical part, as well as a sound part, led respectively by Óscar Cornago, Catalina Carrasco and Kiko Barrenengoa.


  • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm «Les sustitutes: ejercicios teórico-prácticos sobre la condición fantasmal de los cuerpos». Theoretical session by Óscar Cornago.

The critical review of the story of modernity forces us to rethink its starting point formulated by Goethe in Faust at the beginning of Romanticism: «At the beginning was the action».  The word seemed to be dethroned in favor of action as the engine of history and celebration of the sensory and physical dimension of subjectivity. The balance that we can make two centuries later of this profession of faith is quite uncertain. Officials, tourists and refugees are revealed as the three great models of ghostly communities or anti-communities to continue thinking about our public condition and sense of belonging. From there and with the help of an idea map around the body, absences, the need to do and the specters of the public, this workshop is presented as an initiation exercise in the powers of the media and bodies.

The following prayer of San Giorgio Agamben, extracted from the fourth part of Homo priest, dedicated to The use of bodies, will illuminate our journey: All use is first, use of oneself to enter into a relationship of use I must first be affected to constitute myself same as what is used. If the hypothesis of a constitutive place between slavery and technology is correct, it should not surprise us that the hypertrophy of technological devices has ended up producing a new and unprecedented form of slavery. Today the fundamental ontological-political problem is not the work but the de-work, not the feverish and incessant search for a new operation but the exhibition of the permanent void that the machine of Western culture keeps at its center.

  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Lunch break
  • 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm. / 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm «Border movements». Practical session by Catalina Carrasco together with sound session by Kiko Barrenengoa

The session will consist of two blocks:

  1. The organic body, a physiological container full of information. Visualization, contemplation, listening, resonance, sound-voice, movement.
  2. The body in community. Relationship, exhibition, use, utility, space, share- not share.

Spend in a space where time is freed from its limitation, where events can occur without expectation, where limitations fill us with information and wealth. Bodies and beings that stop imposing, imposing themselves and accept the feeling, accept an internal and external space that opens up to the abyss. The limitation as a border, the border as a waiting place to feel and hear, a meeting place, a place of passage towards another space, time, state, skin. Stay and cross visible and non-visible boundaries. Listen, accept, expose, transform, evolve. Approach dancing bodies traveling paths to find oneself and with other bodies in community. Presence, listening, release, strength and action.


Oscar Cornago

He is a researcher at the Center for Human and Social Sciences of the Higher Council for Scientific Research in Madrid. He received a doctorate from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Hispanic Philology with a thesis on theatrical transformations in the 1960s and 1970s, from which the books Discurso teórico y puesta en escena en los años sesenta. La encrucijada de los realismos (Madrid, CSIC, 2000) and La vanguardia teatral en España (1965-1975): del ritual al juego (Madrid, Visor, 2000).

He developed a line of research around the concept of theatricality as an aesthetic paradigm of modernity, also in comparative analysis and media theory based on the perspective of performativity. He has published Resistir en la era de los medios. Estrategias performativas en literatura, teatro, cine y televisión  (Madrid/Frankfurt, Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2005). Políticas de la palabraÉticas del cuerpo o Acercamientos a lo real. His last individual book was Ensayos de teoría escénica. Teatralidad, público y democracia (Madrid, Abada, 2015).

Catalina Carrasco

She has a degree in Contemporary Dance from the University of Miguel Hernández de Elche. She works as a dancer, choreographer and performer. The starting point in her artistic practice is the investigation of movement, the search for the essential and the transformation of the body. In 2012 she founded the Baal company together with Gaspar Morey. Carrasco is Baal’s artistic engine from where he casts a peculiar look towards dance, detached from conventionalisms to articulate his own language, always looking for how to establish new dialogues with the public and technology.

Her creations include Traveling to Nowhere, Crotch, MiraMiró and Ginoide. The first one won the 2014 CENIT award for the best theatrical research show. In Ginoide, a dance-performance project analyzes the effect that neoliberal society has on our bodies and the performative representation of these bodies in reference to gender and personal relationships. It is a reflection on digital identity in couples relationships. Baal has been selected for the circuit of the Network of Alternative Theaters and AECID, and has toured in Spain, Germany, France, Greece, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, Mexico, Turkey and Korea.

Kiko Barrenengoa Loma-Osorio

He is a self-taught musician, of eclectic influences and with a concern for experimentation. As a composer, in recent years he has worked on soundtracks for documentaries such as El temps i les coses, Toni Catany, Max and for scenic works such as Las hermanas Verán, Ginoide, Hexe, as well as a diversity of creative projects and accompaniment: Permanent exhibition Joan Miró workshop, Fénix rope duo.

In 2018 he published the collection of poems “Alrededor” and in 2020 he directed the performance Test. In recent years he has maintained a reciprocal artistic relationship with Catalina Carrasco and the Baal company, devising and composing the sound part for shows such as MiraMiró.

Cultural Training
body corpologies performance theory
14th November 2020 → 14th November 2020

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