TV Set

Mercat de les Flors - Sala MACFriday 19 from 15 p.m. to 20 p.m.Access to the TV Set: 15 p.m. and 17.30 p.mTicket 12€

The MAC stage at Mercat de les Flors becomes a "plató" and performing stage for artists and audiences to build together an artistic apparatus as they produce a peculiar television show. An experimental space, a research on the television language in relation to performing arts, a long family gathering or wild long take on the hybridization of formats and disciplines in and out of sight.

TELETEXT

Ingrid Guardiola

Cultural activity is the tip of an iceberg, the visible part of an incalculable accumulation of opinions and comments multiplied by the social media. Sudden outbursts and fleeting info stimuli that do not always help us grasp the essence of the matter. With the social media the petty critics have proliferated, but so have the know-alls who turn the algorithmic recommendations of some content platforms into their discursive resource. Is it possible to discuss the programming without reproducing these models? Using critical analysis, as if it were a question of the fragments of a discourse, both loving and surgical in its precision? Here, it is a matter of submitting the programming of the day to the scrutiny of Ingrid Guardiola who, as she says herself, does what she can, neither more nor less.

SOROLLAR

Marc O’Callaghan“Arenga Quaternària”
The noise of the programme, live sound performances with different guest musicians.

Arenga Quaternària is divided into four parts which try to put into practice the principles of temporal and musical symbolism by adapting them to the mass media format and using them as a language to make a political commentary on the contradictions related to culture in this present time of bio-quantum acceleration and panoptic desacralization.

SOAP OPERA(CHAP. 2)

Guillem Mont de Palol,Márcia Lança and Daniel Pizamiglio

A three-episode television series, created in the absolute present during three consecutive days for the Sâlmon21 TV Set. The participating artists will write, direct and perform from the starting point to the final product, without any prior agreement or script. The space will be transformed into a photographic film where all the gestures and actions of the three performers will be recorded and edited in the retina of the television viewers.

© Alejandra Núñez

TELETEXT

Ingrid Guardiola

L’activitat cultural és la punta de iceberg d’una incalculable massa d’opinions i comentaris que les xarxes socials han multiplicat. Rampells i infoestímuls fugaços que no sempre ens ajuden a copçar el quid de la qüestió. Amb la internet social els criticons han proliferat, però també els setciències que fan de les recomanacions algorítmiques d’algunes plataformes de continguts la seva cantera discursiva. És posible comentar la programació sense reproduir aquests models? Des de l’anàlisi crítica, com si es tractés de fragments d’un discurs, a la vegada, quirúrgic i amorós? Aquí es tracta de posar programació del dia sota el focus d’Ingrid Guardiola que, segons ella, fa el que pot, ni més ni tampoc menys.

SOROLLAR

Marc O’Callaghan“Arenga Quaternària”
The noise of the programme, live sound performances with different guest musicians.

Arenga Quaternària is divided into four parts which try to put into practice the principles of temporal and musical symbolism by adapting them to the mass media format and using them as a language to make a political commentary on the contradictions related to culture in this present time of bio-quantum acceleration and panoptic desacralization.

© Alejandra Núñez

SOAP OPERA(CHAP. 2)

Guillem Mont de Palol,Márcia Lança and Daniel Pizamiglio

A three-episode television series, created in the absolute present during three consecutive days for the Sâlmon21 TV Set. The participating artists will write, direct and perform from the starting point to the final product, without any prior agreement or script. The space will be transformed into a photographic film where all the gestures and actions of the three performers will be recorded and edited in the retina of the television viewers.

TEATRON

Perro Paco
Reflections and critical approaches to the phenomena of the performing arts.

Are you sick to death of looking through the listings and finding mostly musicals, stand-up comedians, versions of Shakespeare in leather jackets, contemporary dance from the time of the Barcelona Olympics, and zombie culture in general?

VISIONS

Eulàlia Rovira“The Eye's Speech –or was it the I speech?”
Projection of video works that meander between disciplines.

The Eye’s Speech – or was it the I speech? opens itself to the thoughts of a tired eye, which in its unproductive moment closes its eyelid, opens the mouth and babbles. Balanced between the Western legacy of authoritarian hypervisibility and the repressed longing to hallucinate without images, the Cyclops has visions that seem to contradict each other.

VERSIONS

Julián Pacomioand Ángela Millano “PSYCHO”
Performative presentations specially adapted to the TV Set.

PSYCHO is a piece about two almost identical film sequences (Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Gus Van Sant’s 1998 remake of the same name). What emerges when two different but virtually identical things are seen simultaneously? PSYCHO is a way of dilating the time of each body and making its wight felt, pausing the flow of time and rigorously observing the instants and details of what is happening inside; a set of mirrors.

© Roger Adam
© Alípio Padhila

TEATRON

Perro Paco
Reflections and critical approaches to the phenomena of the performing arts.

Are you sick to death of looking through the listings and finding mostly musicals, stand-up comedians, versions of Shakespeare in leather jackets, contemporary dance from the time of the Barcelona Olympics, and zombie culture in general?

© Roger Adam

VISIONS

Eulàlia Rovira“The Eye's Speech –or was it the I speech?”
Projection of video works that meander between disciplines.

The Eye’s Speech – or was it the I speech? opens itself to the thoughts of a tired eye, which in its unproductive moment closes its eyelid, opens the mouth and babbles. Balanced between the Western legacy of authoritarian hypervisibility and the repressed longing to hallucinate without images, the Cyclops has visions that seem to contradict each other.

VERSIONS

Julián Pacomioand Ángela Millano “PSYCHO”
Performative presentations specially adapted to the TV Set.

PSYCHO is a piece about two almost identical film sequences (Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Gus Van Sant’s 1998 remake of the same name). What emerges when two different but virtually identical things are seen simultaneously? PSYCHO is a way of dilating the time of each body and making its wight felt, pausing the flow of time and rigorously observing the instants and details of what is happening inside; a set of mirrors.

© Alípio Padhila

ÉTAT SECOND

Job Ramosand Silvia Zayas
The state of altered consciousness in which some authors enter when writing stories, a combination of abstraction and concentration, is called “état second”.

Silvia Zayas and Job Ramos discuss their research processes in the context and space of Plató. Silvia Zayas's ê explores the tensions between underwater modes of perception and the desire for a somatic understanding of the modes of feeling of some social marine species. Sense evidència verbal, by Job Ramos, is based on the results of tracking a group of experts at a centre who work to prevent the extinction of a species, fantasizing about the possibility of trying to establish some kind of unstable communication with the non-human inhabitants. The two processes coincide in the possibility of becoming a film.

VERSIONS

Nazario Díaz“Háblame, cuerpo”
Performative presentations specially adapted to the TV Set.

Háblame, cuerpo is part of Looking for Pepe, a study started in 2016 and based on the figure of the Cordoban artist Pepe Espaliú (1955-1993) that deploys a series of investigations focused on the body, language and territory. The study of Espaliú, of how he built up links between his work and his circumstances, marked by illness and at a social and political time of notable transformation, inspires a work that revolves around the ideas of matter as something that mutates or disappears and the wearing away and the subjection of a body understood as physical and social existence.

TIME OF GOING TO BED

Roger Pelàez

The time of going to bed is the time when we discard everything we are meant to be, everything that is random, false and parasitic in ourselves, and we are left alone with our own insignificance. The time when we are most fragile. “I will come with my cries, my stutter, my monotonous syllables ... You will be ill in a new hospital, you will lie dying on a stone bed and you will be victims. I will be the worm and you will be the wood.”

© NoNoNoSoloSoloNo_Patricia_Nieto
© Roger Pelàez

ÉTAT SECOND

Job Ramosand Silvia Zayas
The state of altered consciousness in which some authors enter when writing stories, a combination of abstraction and concentration, is called “état second”.
Silvia Zayas and Job Ramos discuss their research processes in the context and space of Plató. Silvia Zayas's ê explores the tensions between underwater modes of perception and the desire for a somatic understanding of the modes of feeling of some social marine species. Sense evidència verbal, by Job Ramos, is based on the results of tracking a group of experts at a centre who work to prevent the extinction of a species, fantasizing about the possibility of trying to establish some kind of unstable communication with the non-human inhabitants. The two processes coincide in the possibility of becoming a film.

VERSIONS

Nazario Díaz“Háblame, cuerpo”
Performative presentations specially adapted to the TV Set.

Háblame, cuerpo is part of Looking for Pepe, a study started in 2016 and based on the figure of the Cordoban artist Pepe Espaliú (1955-1993) that deploys a series of investigations focused on the body, language and territory. The study of Espaliú, of how he built up links between his work and his circumstances, marked by illness and at a social and political time of notable transformation, inspires a work that revolves around the ideas of matter as something that mutates or disappears and the wearing away and the subjection of a body understood as physical and social existence.

© NoNoNoSoloSoloNo_Patricia_Nieto

TIME OF GOING TO BED

Roger Pelàez

The time of going to bed is the time when we discard everything we are meant to be, everything that is random, false and parasitic in ourselves, and we are left alone with our own insignificance. The time when we are most fragile. “I will come with my cries, my stutter, my monotonous syllables ... You will be ill in a new hospital, you will lie dying on a stone bed and you will be victims. I will be the worm and you will be the wood.”

© Roger Pelàez

Off-Camera

Mercat de les Flors - Sala PBFriday 19 at 20.30 p.m.Ticket 10€

JUST DESIRE by Søren Evinson

“I reflect on the idealization of contemporary culture through the contortions of body, voice and word, blurring the moral and formal boundaries between the theatrical and the performance. My work is collaborative and multidisciplinary, distorting reality to formalize new fantasies about what is spectacular.”

Just Desire is a blend of continuous, bright and soft, delirious fantasies. It is like the finish on the most exciting consumer products of our time. Like a high-end smartphone, a luxury perfume or a Tesla Roadster, we are offered the performance as the object of our desire.

© James Trimmer
Concept, texts, performance: Søren EvinsonDramaturgy: Florine LindnerMusic: TRIIM and Dani PapellLighting and set design: Julia BauerCostume design: Samara ScottProduction: Antic Teatre and Kena Rodríguez KuhnCo-production: Antic Teatre Barcelona and Le Phenix Scène Nationale Valenciennes and Quinzena Metropolitana de Dansa Supported by Graner, Theaterstudios Berlin, Espace Pasolini Valenciennes and Tenerife LabThanks to: Semolina Tomic, Roberto Fratini, Roger Sala Reyner, Andrea Soto Calderón, Federico Riciotti, Adán Hernández y Philippe Asselin