Es Baluard Museu d’Art Contemporani de Palma and the Counseling of Presidency, Culture and Equality of the Government of the Balearic Islands organize “I-CorDes. Institute of Delocalized Corpologies”, a pioneering and innovative project in the Balearic territory that responds to a series of needs and demands from the performing arts sector and disciplines such as contemporary dance or performance. On an annual basis and throughout an intensive day, it will present different formats of scenic, theoretical and sound proposals.
The objective of this project is to carry out a reflection on the relationship between the body, the text and the sound. In this sense, the search engine focuses on those works related to the performing arts (dance, performance, voice) that activate the concept of ‘exhibition’ based on the physical presence of bodies in space.
Thus, the Institute of Delocalized Corpologies aims to return bodies to the center, to reaffirm their nature in space, in the environment. Think about how our society censors the body and the movement. When does the body stop being politically correct? The project has an experimental character and runs away from the idea of a closed show. From I-CorDes the Museum pursues and vindicates thought and experience, provoking and inviting our bodies to relocate, the only way out to escape stereotypes and social codes.
The cycle will have four sessions, each one coinciding with the change of season. Each session, thought intensively and inclusive, will be spread over a day. It will have a theoretical, a practical and a sound part, conducted by renowned professionals from the fields of performing arts and research such as Óscar Cornago, Catalina Carrasco, Kiko Barrenengoa, Aimar Pérez Galí, Reinaldo Ribeiro and Carles Congost (The Congosound), who will introduce us to the different proposals for this fall and winter.
The first session is entitled “Border movements” and will take place on November 14 at the Ajub de Es Baluard Museu and will feature, from 11.00 hours on, the theoretical session by Óscar Cornago “Les sustitutes: ejercicios teórico-prácticos sobre la condición fantasmal de los cuerpos”, the practical sesión “Border movements” by Catalina Carrasco and the sound session with Kiko Barrenengoa until 9:00 pm. This activity is paid (€5), with limited places and prior registration through the Museum’s website.
According to the Director of Es Baluard Museu, Imma Prieto, with this program “we want to reflect on how the verbal is related to bodily action and whether, perhaps, sound can become a link, an accompaniment or, perhaps, a block. From I -CorDes we propose to think and move together. We seek a space for experimentation and reflection, not a definition. How to return to the body if we have never left? How to start a movement from the body to return to it? We want to let things happen, no preset codes”.
“Our desire is to vindicate all the corporeality that defy delocalized, invisible choreographies. We invite you to let yourself feel and become aware of what always accompanies us, of what makes us be. Point out vulnerability as strength: uncertainty, fear, laughter… We, too, have doubted. Is it the moment to stand up with a bodily claim at a time when bodies have been relegated to seclusion and non-contact? For this reason, I-CorDes is not only an acronym, it also refers to the etymology of the word heart and memory (cordis: to go through the heart again). We must remember when we were free and the touch became knowledge. We must let the bodies beat”, she adds.
With this program, Es Baluard Museu defends the need to regain the link with the body, not only since the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also with respect to the trends that have been generated in recent times and that they have increased, on the one hand, the feeling of isolation and, on the other, the degree of individualism.
The transversality of disciplines and media is one of the main axes of the Museum’s development, as well as the vindication of artistic languages such as dance, performance, music or Spoken Word. Many of these manifestations remain outside theoretical and historiographical investigations due to their ephemeral nature. For this reason, at Es Baluard Museu we want to support the sector and introduce in the Balearic Islands a line of studies that brings these reflections closer to different audiences.
- Date: November 14, 2020
- Time: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
- Location: Aljub
- Payment activity with prior registration and limited places
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
- 04.00 pm -7.30 pm «Border movements»
Practical session by Catalina Carrasco
The session will consist of two blocks:
- The organic body, a physiological container full of information. Visualization, contemplation, listening, resonance, sound-voice, movement.
- 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.
- 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Sound session by Kiko Barrenengoa
Registration prior to this session will cost €5. Places are limited by strict order of arrival.
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) y 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 palabra, Éticas del cuerpo o Acercamientos a lo real. His last individual book was Ensayos de teoría escénica. Teatralidad, público y democracia (Madrid, Abada, 2015).
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 worksho”, Fénix rope duo. In 2018 he published the collection of poems “Around” 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.