@ the XIV edition of Barcelona Art Contemporani BAC! Festival
It is said that art is a type of economy that obeys the rules of postfordism, or the producing-consuming system, which converts it in an investment, a pure consumerist and media spectacle.
Fortunately, there are still enduring forms of resistance whose genesis lies in political commitment and social activism capable of designing strategies that can convulse, until certain extend, social and artistic practices that generate alternative imaginaries and narratives other than the hegemonic ones, ultimately giving visibility to subjectivities and voices attempted recurrently to be silenced.
Guerrilla art understands art as a social relationship, assuming an active and social role in the face of contradictions and conflicts generated by the system. It intervenes in everyday life in order to increase the critical awareness of the community and highlight other possibilities different from the ones offered by the mainstream.
There are ways capable of appropriating the hegemonic signifiers that surround us to reinterpret them as active social tools, collective and not individual. Activist art becomes a set of artistic and poetic practices that try to make those words, in which the personal and the political identify, continue to be valid, and become promoters of social protests with the common goal of fighting against precariousness and injustice social and / or economic.
PROGRAM (45 MINUTES):
• Mask / Cesar Ordoñez / 2010 / 2'13 ''
• Medieval Indians / Tomas Ochoa / 6'00 '' / 2008 (Ecuador)
• Homo Verres / Ivan Correa / 4'00 '' / 2010 (Spain)
• Conflict / The cat with flies / 7'51 '' / 2010 (Spain)
• The Vote in Spain / Damián Pissarra / 4'56 '' / 2011 (Argentina)
• Videodance / Angie Bonino / 6'19 '' / 2009 (Peru)
• Without Walls (the art of the possible) / Ana de Alvear / 4'03 '' / 2008 (Spain-Germany)
• Wo-Man / Fran Blanes / 5'00 '' / 2011 (Argentina)