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Dora García. Second Time Around

Programme of performances*

From April to September 2018 / Sabatini Building, Floor 3 and Protocol Room

Free, until full capacity is reached

Documentary The Joycean Society. Dora García, 2013
Documentary The Joycean Society. Dora García, 2013

The exhibition devoted to Dora García (Valladolid, 1965) is accompanied by a specific programme of performances by the artist. Carried out during the exhibition period, this initiative seeks to vindicate performance as a privileged medium, moving closer to the core strands in García’s work. In this vein, three main ideas will be illuminated: fiction as a construction of situations, readings understood as a collective process which redefines works and the relationships between readers, and narration as a critical exercise in terms of the roles undertaken. Ultimately, these ideas stress how the capacity for giving form, transforming and dismantling accounts that pass through us is an action of resistance.

* All performances will be conducted in Spanish, with the exception of Instant Narrative, which will be adapted to the language of the performer; The Artist Without Works: A Guided Tour Around Nothing which will be bilingual in English and Spanish, and On Reconcilation, with simultaneous interpretation English-Spanish.

 

Free, until full capacity is reached

  • Organized by: Museo Reina Sofía

Program

Monday to Saturday – from 12 noon to 8pm and Sundays – from 11am to 1:30pm

Instant Narrative, 2006–2008

Sabatini Building, Floor 3, exhibition rooms from the Dora García. Second Time Around show

A person, sat discreetly at a table in an exhibition room, writes what is happening on a computer in a space they share with visitors. Their writings are projected onto a screen as they are typing, so that visitors, playing the leading role in this narrative, can read and grant them continuity (or not) with their actions.

Participants: Michelangelo Miccolis (regidor), Jean Capeille, Geoffrey Carey, Lyncoln Dinix, Maria Elena Fantoni, Néstor García, Ilaria Genovesio, Esperanza Gómez, Paulina Lara, Mickey Mahar, Oisin Monaghan, Paula Noya, Ana Serna, Tom Smith and Nicholas Von Kleist.

 

Wednesday and Thursday – 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday – 16:30pm

The Artist Without Works: A Guided Tour Around Nothing, 2009

Sabatini Building, Rooms 206.05, 206.06 and 206.10 Meeting point: access to Room 206

In a tone of direct inquiry with the audience, this monologue is set up as a guided tour around non-existent works, with five “discourses” (or “stations”) and four stops, with the last one the same as the first.The best description of this performance can be found at the beginning of the monologue: “The Artist Without Works: A Guided Tour Around Nothing is exactly what the title says: a guided tour around the works of an artist who does not produce any works. An artist who rejects the most basic rule of the art game: to teach something”.

Participants: Michelangelo Miccolis, Geoffrey Carey and Nicholas Von Kleist.

 

Friday and Saturday – 6:30pm

Rehearsal / Retrospective, 2010

Sabatini Building, Hall

A performance for five performers which takes on the format of a theatre rehearsal. One of the performers plays the role of director or teacher, while the other four act as “apprentices” rehearsing four performances from Dora García’s “repertoire”: El artista sin obra (The Workless Artist, 2009), La Esfinge (The Sphinx, 2005), Rezos (Prayers, 2007), and El mensajero (The Messenger, 2002).

Participants: Michelangelo Miccolis (regidor), Jean Capeille, Geoffrey Carey, Lyncoln Dinix, Maria Elena Fantoni, Néstor García, Ilaria Genovesio, Esperanza Gómez, Paulina Lara, Mickey Mahar, Oisin Monaghan, Paula Noya, Ana Serna, Tom Smith and Nicholas Von Kleist.

 

Monday to Thursday – from 1pm to 2pm and from 5pm to 6:30pm; Fridays and Saturdays – from 4pm to 6:30pm and Sundays – from 11am to 1:30pm

The Sinthome Score, 2013

Sabatini Building, Floor 3, exhibition rooms from the Dora García. Second Time Around show

This performance, in reference to the text Séminaire XXIII. Le Sinthome (1975-1976), by Jacques Lacan, is devised to be carried out between a body and a language: two performers, a reader-lector and a mover-movedor, with interchangeable roles, act for one another, adapting text and body. The Sinthome Score is Lacan’s text for the first and a board of movements for the second. 

Participants: Michelangelo Miccolis (regidor), Jean Capeille, Geoffrey Carey, Lyncoln Dinix, Maria Elena Fantoni, Néstor García, Ilaria Genovesio, Esperanza Gómez, Paulina Lara, Mickey Mahar, Oisin Monaghan, Paula Noya, Ana Serna, Tom Smith y Nicholas Von Kleist.

 

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – from 12 noon to 8pm, Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays – from 12 noon to 6:30pm and Sundays – from 11am to 1:30pm

Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years, 2017

Sabatini Building, Floor 3, exhibition rooms from the Dora García. Second Time Around show

Upon a drawing of a slow and drawn-out collision of two planets-circles — one white, one black — two performers agree on the balance and distances between them, thus exploring the possible variations in this consensus.

Participants: Michelangelo Miccolis (regidor), Jean Capeille, Geoffrey Carey, Lyncoln Dinix, Maria Elena Fantoni, Néstor García, Ilaria Genovesio, Esperanza Gómez, Paulina Lara, Mickey Mahar, Oisin Monaghan, Paula Noya, Ana Serna, Tom Smith y Nicholas Von Kleist.

 

Sundays – 12 noon

Real Artists Don’t Have Teeth, 2009

Sabatini Building, Floor 3, exhibition rooms from the Dora García. Second Time Around show

A dialogue between three toothless creators, Antonin Artaud, Lenny Bruce and Jack Smith, concerning the capacity of the artist to effectively intervene in the social and historical reality surrounding them.

Performers: Eric Balbàs, Jean Capeille, Geoffrey Carey, Lyncoln Dinix, Maria Elena Fantoni, Ilaria Genovesio, Paulina Lara, Mickey Mahar and Nicholas Von Kleist.

 

Thursday, 26 April – 7pm

Performance, 2016

Sabatini Building, Floor 3, exhibition rooms from the Dora García. Second Time Around show

Inspired by the film under the same title made by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg between 1968 and 1970, this piece of “read theatre” is made up of six scripts which are activated by each actor.

Script: Peio Aguirre; mise en scène: Dora García
Participants: Jaime Conde-Salazar, Dora García, María Jerez, Itziar Okariz, Aimar Pérez Galí, and Javier Pérez Iglesias
Admission: Limited capacity. Prior ticket collection from the Express Ticket Offices of Sabatini Building on Thursday April 26 from 10am. Maximum of 2 tickets per person. Access from 6:15pm

Wednesday 9 May, 13 June, 11 July, and Monday 3 September – 7pm

The Joycean Society, 2013

Sabatini Building, Floor 3, exhibition rooms from the Dora García. Second Time Around show

Exhausted Books, one of the works featured in the exhibition Second Time Around, is not stationary and is activated when displayed with collective readings of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake (1939). The activation will begin on Wednesday 9 May at 7pm, with the Bloomsday Society of Madrid, in a collective reading open to everyone — in this case everyone is a reader; there is no audience. Therefore, those who wish to participate must bring a copy of Finnegans Wake or use one of the photocopies available for readers without a book.  

Participants: The Bloomsday Society of Madrid

Thursday, 28 June – 7pm

On Reconciliation, 2016

Sabatini Building, Floor 3, exhibition rooms from the Dora García. Second Time Around show

A public reading of a selection of letters by German thinkers Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt, followed by the presentation of Dora García’s book On Reconciliation, and a subsequent discussion with the attendees. The reading of letters and the discussion will be presented by Galerie (Adriano Wilfert Jensen and Simon Asencio), with an installation in the exhibition rooms.

Participants: Dora García, Anna-Sophie Springer and Galerie (Adriano Wilfert Jensen and Simon Asencio).

From Monday to Saturday – from 12 noon to 1pm

Respiración artificial [Artificial Respiration], 2016

Sabatini building, Protocol Room

The protocol of this performance, inspired by a passage from Ricardo Piglia’s novel, is the following: various collaborators of the artist will travel to sites of interest in Madrid, where they will describe what they see and hear, before reciting their descriptions as a prayer and recording it as an audio archive to be later transcribed as text. Different scenes, understood as shots or a storyboard, will be selected from the text and “pondered”, mixed and numbered. Once in the exhibition rooms, two performers, located on different levels, will act for each other, alternately reading scenes and, through their litany, invoking the situations described.

Participants: María Jesús Aragoneses, Nur Banzi, Lorena Benéitez, Amaia Bono, Carla Canseco, Geoffrey Carey, Diana Delgado-Ureña, Michela Depetris, Dunia Díaz, Lyncoln Dinix, Elsa Duhaut, Maria Elena Fantoni, Néstor García, Ilaria Genovesio, Rocío Gutiérrez, Esperanza Gómez, Bárbara Hang, Raúl Hidalgo, Jessica Huerta, Irene Izquierdo de la Gala, Beatriz Jordana, Paulina Lara, Katty López, Anna Katarina Martin, María Menchaza Paz, Michelangelo Miccolis, Eliana Murgia, Paula Noya, Cris Rodríguez, Ana Serna.

Mondays – from 6pm to 7:30pm

Prayers, 2007

Sabatini Building, Floor 3, terrace and exhibition rooms from the Dora García. Second Time Around show

A person approaches some of the visitors of the exhibition and seems to whisper in their ears a monotonous and continuous monologue, like a prayer. Only the one to whom this monologue is addressed knows exactly what it is about.

Participants: Ilaria Genovesio, Paulina Lara, Paula Noya, Ana Serna and Nicholas Von Kleist.

Wednesdays – from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Sphinx, 2005

Sabatini Building, Floor 3, terrace and exhibition rooms from the Dora García. Second Time Around show

A young woman chooses one of the visitors to the exhibition with her magnetic gaze. She approaches him/her, and with a confidential voice proposes a series of questions. Each question can only be answered with yes or no.

Participants: Ilaria Genovesio, Paulina Lara, Paula Noya and Ana Serna.

Thursdays – from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The messenger, 2002

Sabatini Building, Floor 3, terrace and exhibition rooms from the Dora García. Second Time Around show

A young man tries to find among the visitors of the exhibition, with great urgency and sometimes with despair, someone who can reveal to him the meaning of a message he is carrying, in a language that he neither identifies nor understands.

Participants: Lyncoln Dinix, Mickey Mahar y Nicholas Von Kleist.