As part of the programme Performance in Residence, If I Can’t Dance has invited the newly founded office for art and knowledge Bulegoa z/b to investigate a case study in relation to the performative practice of Spanish artist Isidoro Valcárcel Medina. We are pleased to announce that both, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina and the Bulegoa group, will visit Amsterdam for a public conversation at hetveem Theater on Friday 18 February, starting at 18.00 hrs. During this early evening gathering, Bulegoa z/b will talk with Valcárcel Medina and together they will present his work, focusing on his printed matter and audio works.
Isidoro Valcárcel Medina (Murcia, 1937) is an important representative of conceptual art in Spain, hardly known outside of Spanish speaking countries. His body of work includes performances, sound pieces, architectural projects, installations and books. From his early practice up to the present day, he has asserted a critical attitude towards both art institutions and the art market, developing instead situations and scenario’s that allow him to engage in a more directly affective relation with his audience.
Bulegoa z/b is a collaborative initiative based in Bilbao. Its members, Beatriz Cavia, Miren Jaio, Isabel de Naverán and Leire Vergara, have backgrounds in visual arts, scenic arts, and social theory and share an interest in processes of a.o. historization, cultural translation, and performativity.
Performance in Residence
Bulegoa z/b is second to be invited by If I Can’t Dance to research a case study in the new programme Performance in Residence. Performance in Residence ‘hosts’ a performance-related (body of) work for a substantial period of time, allowing the researcher to engage in an in-depth inquiry. The aim of the project is to connect archival research to practice. Bulegoa z/b will develop together with Isidoro Valcárcel Medina a project in which they reflect on the relation between historization and performance. The presentation in Amsterdam marks the start of the research period. The outcome is expected in October 2011.
Study of a Mobile Object in Space and Time is a production of If I Can’t Dance in collaboration with hetveem theater.
Presentation: Study of a Mobile Object in Space and Time: a visit by Isidoro Valcárcel Medina to Bulegoa z/b
3 February 2011, 19:00 hrs
Solokoetxe 8 bajo. 48006 – Bilbao