Letras y Notas: Spanish radio broadcast by Eva Santamaría

Some time ago, I had the pleasure to be invited by Eva Santamaría to participate in Letras y Notas, her radio broadcast on Arts and Culture: http://letrasynotas.com/?page_id=251 

Letras y Notas is a great experience as Eva offers the artists un great opportunity to share the intimate aspects of their work. She recently launched a new website, which I am happy to share today.

 

Participar en Letras y Notas ha sido vivir una hora y media durante la cual Eva Santamaría me ha devuelto el tiempo. Sin prisas, paso a paso, hemos recorrido mis pinturas. No sé de ningún otro programa que le de tanto tiempo y espacio a un artista para abrir y dar a conocer su mundo, o que le permita explicar tan detenidamente en qué consiste su experiencia creativa.

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William Kentridge on Memory and how we deal with it

Interviewed by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, William Kentridge says:

All my work is part of a single project. I don’t see a great shift. In Il Ritorno d’Ulisse I was looking at the body as a metaphor for our relationship to memory and the unconscious, acknowledging that there are things happening under the surface, which we hope will be well contained by our skin. We hope that our skin will not erupt, that parts of us will not collapse inside. The body in this sense is other to us; we shepherd it along like an ox, hoping it will come quietly to market and not run away. In recent works such as stereoscope I’m interested in the co-existence of all those contradictory strands, and what it means to synthesize them into one subjectivity.

Stereoscope is about the cost of trying to bring these disparate parts of oneself together.

In Cameron, Christov-Bakargiev, Coetzee. “William Kentridge” (1999) London, Phaïdon, p.23.

To watch Kentridge’s Stereoscope, click HERE.

The CAC of Málaga (Spain) is exhibiting Kentridge’s work until 13 May 2012. I just can’t wait to go, see it and meditate. (http://cacmalaga.org/?p=5046)

“intimacies” soon @ Pieces to fit – Brighton (UK)

intimacies, a video-art/music/choreographic collaboration with vocal artist Yvon Bonenfant, was selected by curator Marina Tsartsara to be exhibited this February at Brighton (UK) within the Pieces to fit platform.

intimacies is unique in the world of video-dance in that it emerges from a place of encounter between extended voice, choreographic process and video art.

With dancers Robin Dingemans (nominated Outstanding Male Performance (Modern) 2009 by UK National Dance Awards) and Delphine Gaborit, and vocalist/movement artist Caroline Gill.

Click here to see a few stills and a short excerpt and HERE to view the event’s programme.