Ya había explicado esto antes, pero la historia cambia cada vez que la explico de nuevo

“I’ve alredy explained this before, but the story changes each time I tell it”

Installation

Teoretica, Costa Rica

2018

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Cada vez que recordamos un suceso, en realidad lo que estamos recordando es la última vez que lo hemos reconstruido y no el suceso original. De alguna manera, al intentar acercar la memoria a lo que ocurrió, lo que hacemos es alejarla.

Nuestra memoria es como una grabadora alterada que es incapaz de parar de grabar. La banda magnética registra todo aquello que entra por el micrófono pero, cada vez que queremos volver a atrás para recuperar un fragmento pasado, no podemos evitar grabar encima de éste en un ejercicio de sobre escritura continuo.

Si entendemos la memoria como una grabadora, como una acumulación de capas in nitas que se acumulan encima de la memoria original y nuestra subjetividad como una fuerza que distorsiona lo vivido, ponemos en duda el concepto de recuerdo.

Una pedagogía sesgada

 “A slanted pedagogy”

Installation

Intervened textbooks

2015

An installation formed by textbooks, slanted at a diagonal angle to make reference to “slanted information” – a term for information that is not impartial and that evades or ignores one side in favour of the other.

Textbooks reflect a viewpoint of the social and cultural reality which corresponds to the majority culture. The most frequent forms of bias in contemporary education consist of inaccuracies, stereotypes, omissions, distortions and partisan language. In the majority of materials analysed this bias reveals itself in information that is not very respectful with cultures different to our own. This information is presented uncritically and with too much complacency regarding the place and time under discussion.

In 2014, a collective of Spanish teachers denounced the publication of two textbooks, intended for primary school children, which omit the circumstances of the death of playwright Federico García Lorca. The books present his death in 1936 as a collateral effect of “a Spanish war”, failing to specify that in reality he was executed by firing squad on the orders of the fascist forces during the Spanish Civil War on account of his political affiliations and homosexuality.

Even though the information they provide is not incorrect, these books are omitting extremely relevant and sensitive information, clearly revealing the political motivations of the books’ editors and of the political parties behind them. This lack of objectivity (unacknowledged) converts many educational textbooks into material for indoctrination: the perfect tool for introducing historical and social distortion into the classroom.

An attempt to make perceptible the imperceptible

“Un intento de hacer perceptible lo imperceptible”

Installation/performance

2012

Homesession studio

“An attempt to make perceptible the imperceptible” has been conceived  as a site-specific installation that tries to change the perception of the exhibition space.

The main point of departure of the installation revolves around diverse currents of thinking that seek to reconsider the exhibition space, arising from art history, institutional critique and education. These theories call for a museum far removed from the strict protocols regarding space, freed from the established codes that maintain a physical and emotional distance between the public and the object.

To resolve this abyss, this project explores the euphoria that playing can provoke.

The 4 hours of the opening, a canon indiscriminately bombarded the entire Homesession space with 30 kilos of golden confetti.

The confetti, apart from falling on top of the spectators and inundating the entire space, fell on top of a table, in the form of a vitrine, something fairly typical in a traditional museum, where cuttings from books about museography are shown. One had to look for the information, clearing the top of the table and casting aside the traditional role of the simple observer.

Juego de construcción

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Drawing the space

Workshop

Centre d´art la Panera-Lleida

2009

“Drawing the space” was an action with whom I worked together with a kids group the idea of the white cube and I proposed them to draw a new three-dimensional space inside the exhibitor space, using tape in different colours.