Sergi Botella and Isaías Griñolo will present and ramify the projects that they produced for Visceral Blue. Despite using different materials and universes, their works share the same poetics and overlap somatically. Both work on words and text in close dialogue with musical patterns (techno in the case of Botella and Flamenco in Griñolo’s) in order to produce apparatuses that shatter meaning and feeling.
La casa de Dios – Nano mix stands half way between the spoken word and a (micro) techno session stemming from the conjunction of two records. On one turntable, La Casa de Dios (the sound and text work included in the exhibition); and on the other, Musick by T. Raumschmiere (Marco Haas) on Kompakt. The mix respects the original timings in both works except for occasional repetitions as a form of nano-mixing.
Debla de la noche (2016) is the third volume in a collection of books to which Isaías Griñolo is giving the titles of Flamenco song forms. After Romance de las plazas (2013) and Martinete de las calles (2015), the ‘debla’ is a form of singing that is “melancholic, desolate and hurt that inhabits the outskirts of the night”. This series of publications is part of a long-term on-going project that aims to produce a critical record of the “Rajoy Era” after the financial crisis and constitutional reforms such as the “Ley Mordaza” (Gagging Law). The presentation of the book will include a reading by the poet Antonio Orihuela, whose words punctuate Griñolo’s collection, as well as many of his films.
Friday 1 April, 7.30 pm