Episode 2 of Edition III – Masquerade takes place in Sala Rekalde in Bilbao. The second episode includes a presentation in the Abstract Cabinet of Sala Rekalde, on show until the 19th of April, and a programme of performances on the 12th and the 13th of March.
The programme includes different approaches to the live moment, to the addressing of audience and to negotiating the notion of site. Jon Mikel Euba will work with students from the University of the Basque Country and other young artists from Bilbao on a ten-day lock-in experiment. Suchan Kinoshita will develop a new performance for attending visitors that considers the performative nature of the art space. Keren Cytter will present a theatrical performance on changing roles and modes of sexual assignation. Sarah Pierce will research the potential and agency of a gathering, while Joachim Koester focuses on the gestures of the individual. Olivier Foulon will narrate a story of painting and the models and masks it produces.
The exhibition in the Abstract Cabinet of Sala Rekalde will elaborate on each of these individual projects-in-development, including works in progress, documentation of previous stages, sources and related printed matter.
The performance programme on 12 and 13 March takes place at Sala Rekalde, Centro Cívico San Francisco and Club Titanio with performances and presentations by Keren Cytter, Jon Mikel Euba, Olivier Foulon, Suchan Kinoshita, Sarah Pierce and Soi Tomboi.
Following If I Can’t Dance’s Reading Group on Masquerade, Sala Rekalde has initiated a Reading Group. The gatherings are on a monthly basis and are co-ordinated by art historian and curator Aimar Arriola.