WHAT I AM UP TO
22nd of November 19:00
THE DROWNED GIANT
Presentation of the publication The Drowned Giant, a vinyl record edition produced with the support of La Capella | BCNProducció 2017 and mentored by Latitudes.
Photo: Laura San Segundo
This record brings together recordings produced during a happening that took place in Moratalaz, Madrid on the 7th June 2017. This event was a reenactment of an undocumented happening by Ricardo Bofill’s Taller de Arquitectura that took place on the same spot in 1970 and was made to promote its utopian housing project ‘La Ciudad en el Espacio’. The record contains testimonies by Gila Dohle, The Downtown Alligators, Enrique Doza, Peter Hodgkinson, Anna Moreno, JC Ramone, Toti Soler and Ramon del Solo, among others. The accompanying booklet features still life photographs by Laura San Segundo and newly commissioned texts by architects Paula Currás and Havi Navarro (who created the reenactment stage), the curator María Montero, and the blues expert Ramón del Solo (who witnessed the 1970 event as a teenager), which are loosely based on the science fiction tale ‘The Drowned Giant’ (1964) by British novelist J.G.Ballard.
The event will be led by myself and Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco (architect and researcher at Princeton, co-curator of the Oslo Triennale 2016 with After Belonging)
Place: Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC)
Auditorium, 1st floor
Plaça Nova 5, 08002 Barcelona
mid-January 2017: Ondertussen (Stroom den Haag, The Hague, NL)
26-27 January 2017: ACENTO (Casa Encendida, CA2M, Madrid, SP)
February - July 2018
New project: BEELLENNIUM
I have been commissioned by the Miró Foundation in Barcelona (SP) to develop a project around their exhibition and symposium Beehave, involving bees and urban environments. The project consists on a group show at the Foundation and an intervention somewhere else around the city. My new project BEELLENNIUM will consist of an installation at COAC (Catalonia's Architectural College). For this commission, I am working in collaboration with Ricardo Bofill's Taller de Arquitectura and the neighbors of Walden7, a utopian architectural project he developed in 1975 in Sant Just Desvern (Barcelona).
Images courtesy of: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura (RBTA)
More info will be published soon.