Reality is good enough. 2008
C.A.S.I.T.A. + LUDOTEK
Combining Sufficient and Unusual Actions Having Art
On this occasion: Loreto Alonso, Diego del Pozo Barriuso
and Eduardo Galvagni.
Potlach-niño is a para-theatrical action produced in collaboration
with Ludotek (www.ludotek.net
in the context of the Reactivate!! Espacios remodelados e intervenciones mínimas
exhibition at theEspai d'Art Contemporani, in Castellón. The action generated
an audiovisual installation which was integrated into the Reactivate!! exhibition
The Matrix offers us a pill in order to keep us in the show, and another one
to leave it. We want to synthesize with the Potlatch, a third pill. The third
pill is not a spiritual innovation. It's not a technical innovation, either.
The third pill is good enough.
In the face of the usual discourse, apparently well-tuned to the Situationist
International, we find it necessary to refer to this new wealth, beyond the
reclamation of desires. A new wealth which can resist acceleration, and can
short-circuit the discourses of meaning, allowing a renovation of the domains
of experience and its free circulation. Multiplying possibilities. Rehearsing
the socio-physical movement. Rehearsing the counter-scopic movement. Working
In Potlatch-niño we move and set in motion situations related to the dominant
ideas of reality, fiction, image, experience. Beings and spaces play, as does
a model/scientist, a vegetable reporter, a photocopying virgin, a botanical
executive, a masked writer, liberty guiding the people, many white monkeys,
cameras, photo call, image lab and a garden of observation and surveillance
of organisms, a connection to revolt and a silent space to understand it all.