Proposal for Cáceres Abierto, a program of art and contemporary culture that integrates interventions in the public space, exhibitions, debates and workshops. Curated by Jorge Díez and Julio Vázquez (associate). Cáceres, June 2017.
The people participating in this action leave the domestic sphere and take with them some of their everyday objects, personal, intimate… They leave their usual territory to occupy the public space for no other purpose than to walk, stay a moment and leave a mark of their presence.
This action wants to reflect on the concepts of ‘public and shared’ in relation to those of ‘private and intimate’. To this end, several groups of people simultaneously take different spaces from the city of Cáceres to make them their own through their mere presence.
It is a joint action that spreads through different parts of the city and has as its objective the ephemeral occupation of public space through the body, in a subtle and rhizomatic way that, fleeing the noise and the spectacular, tries to leave a common and scattered trace. For this purpose, everyday objects are taken out from the privacy of the home that, when out into the public space, produce strangeness and take on a new dimension.
Each person through his body relates to one of these objects, creating images that are both poetic and absurd. These presences leave an abstract imprint, lines and forms that (with) merge with that space, which are stepped on and will disappear little by little until they are erased.
This action is created with the collaboration of people who have participated in previous workshops with different local groups: Maltravieso Border Scene, Elementary Dance Conservatory, Al-Qazeres High School, as well as the participants of the open workshop at the Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear Foundation.
Likewise, a “Concentrated Individual Action” was carried out in the El Brocense Room that left a trace. The video (at the end of the images) reflects the development of this performance.
More information about Cáceres Abierto HERE.
Cáceres Abierto is a program of contemporary art and culture that integrates interventions in the public space, exhibitions, debates and workshops. A set of proposals both symbolic and practical, respectful of the community and the environment, which reflect critically on the daily reality, promoting dialogue and citizen participation.