«Unravelling the ornament» by Fito Conesa

Cycle [Comfort (Voyeur) Control]

«Unravelling the ornament»
Ubú and other structures to embrace passing notes, appoggiaturas and musical flourishes

  • Day: November 13
  • Times: 11.30 am and 12.30 pm.
  • Lloc: Hauser & Wirth Menorca
  • Free entrance

Fito Conesa proposes a score, inspired by the play Ubu Roi, written by Alfred Jarry. A site-specific performance that can only be heard in the gardens of the Hauser&Wirth Menorca gallery, performed by the members of the string trio of the Orquesta de Cámara Illa de Menorca. A sequence of glissandos, syncopations and broken melodies that will be, for around fifteen minutes, part of the Tramuntana, the Migjorn and Ponent.

Unravelling the ornament is a chant to the anarchy of things, to the difficulty of walking and composing from the absence of structure in these rigid times. Three musicians, who perform a piece of music with a classical style and a contemporary course. Voices that search and tentatively touch each other, building in syncopated similarity a sequence of chords, in search of a possible agreement.

The performance Unravelling the ornament by Fito Conesa is included in the cycle “[Comfort (Voyeur) Control]”, a programme curated by Tolo Cañellas, linked to the exhibition “Personae. Masks against Barbarism“, which reviews Es Baluard Museu’s collection. Part of this exhibition involves the set of materials comprising the research Miró carried out and concluded with the theatrical adaptation entitled Mori el Merma [Let the Freak Die] (premiered in the Teatre Principal of Palma in 1978, in collaboration with Joan Baixas). A revision of this proposal has resulted in UBU, a theatrical action that Robert Wilson internationally premiered at Es Baluard Museu in October 2022.

Fito Conesa is an artist and programmer. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona. He has worked teaching and developing workshops for the educational department of the “la Caixa” Foundation. He worked as art director of the campaign “Santo Domingo Verde” for the city council of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and was part of the tutorial team of the Sala d’Art Jove (2012).
His works have been exhibited in different museums and festivals such as Oslo Screen Festival 2010, Barcelona Loop Fair 2009-2012, Barcelona International Poetry Festival, Spanish Cultural Centre of the Dominican Republic, Matadero Madrid, CaixaForum (Lleida, Tarragona, Barcelona).
He has participated in several publications such as Zeitgeist: Variations & Repetitions (Save as… publications, 2010), Unique Window Display (Loft Publications, 2009) and Suite for Ordinary Machinery (Save as… publications, 2008). The latter became part of the holdings of the library of the Tate Modern (London), the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Reina Sofía and MACBA.
From 2014 to autumn 2017 she directed and coordinated Habitació 1418, the CCCB and MACBA project for young people aged 14 to 18.

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