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Mireia c. Saladrigues, Ariadna Guiteras

A Performance Affair- The Panopticon Edition, Brussels

07.09.18 > 09.09.18
Opening: 07.09.2018


Mireia c. Saladrigues - A Specific Representation, 2014

Performance Affair: Platform 12.  
Friday 7th from 12:30 to 14:30 
Vanderborght Building, Schildknaapstraat,
50 rue de l’Ecuyer, 1000 Brussels

A Specific Representation is an invitation to think about the dichotomy between what is biological and what is learned; between the natural and the representational. It focuses on the being as reification, rendering, and contemplative edification. In the eight minutes of the original work, created as a single shot video, four people move normatively and repeat pensive gestures within a white environment that doesn’t have any spatial reference. The “actors” are dancers undergoing a one-day session iterative exercise, recalling the body memory, while recovering and re-enacting the same learned gestures that we are all familiar with.

For the occasion of A Performance Affair four dancers will be moving in between the public of the Platform 12, extending and spreading the idea that (we) spectators repeat always the same set of pensive gestures that have been in-scripted in our bodies through the centuries; since the birth of the museum.

Ariadna  Guiteras - Healthy Gestures #beauty, 2015

Performance Affair: Platform 8.  
Friday 7th from 14 h to 17 h

Vanderborght Building, Schildknaapstraat,
50 rue de l’Ecuyer, 1000 Brussels

Healthy Gestures #beauty is a performance based on the mimesis and abstraction of movements and words gathered from online beauty and health tutorials. The piece consists of gesture and word improvisation based on an online score and takes at least three hours to perform.  Pieces of  fruit and  vegetables (fake  and  real)  are placed randomly in the space waiting to be used during the performance.  Ariadna Guiteras' performance starts displaying the sole process of memorizing, accumulating sequences of movements and/or words, failing and starting all over again until she memorises a sequence. Following  Judith  Butler on gender performativity, if repetition consolidates the norm, there’s a slight hope in failure, in repeating badly, as a way of resistance. The long duration allows the piece to depict the process of consolidation through repetition while makes visible the inner violence of seemingly soft gestures. Healthy Gestures #beauty sets out to reveal the  impossibility  of  precise repetition, that is to say, the potentiality of a myriad of alternates.


Mireia c. Saladrigues, "A Specific Representation", 2014

Ariadna Guiteras, "Healthy Gestures #beauty", 2015