Opening: Tuesday, 20 June, 2017 at 7pm
Exhibition dates: 21 June – 23 July, 2017
Fabra i Coats – Contemporary Art Centre, Barcelona
Carrer Sant Adrià, 20, (Sant Andreu, 08030-Barcelona)
Tuesday 20 June
8pm Karaoke Night – Britney sings Deleuze, Tali Serruya in collaboration with Gian Spina
Tuesday 27 June
6.30pm The artist Cecile B. Evans introduces her most recent projects and discusses, in dialogue with the BAR TOOLests experiences, on how the work is connected with recent and historical events, as well as the audience itself – in collaboration with Fundació Joan Miró
7.30pm Who’s the real Julia.Rosa.Angela?, performative casting by Julia Gorostidi
8.30pm Churrasquiño – Karaoke Night, Tali Serruya in collaboration with Van Holanda
Towards the 3rd century BC the Greeks began a particular method of writing in which the lines run from left to right and from right to left, or vice versa. Known as boustrophēdón, it literally means “the way of turning or ox turning”, referring to the movement of this animal when plowing a field. Its precise usefulness is unknown, but it seems that it take maximum advantage to the the writing surface in tablets and knobs; although it certainly also offered a different mode of reading, which broke the usual unidirectionality.
The essay exhibition Boustrophēdón presents projects by Julia Gorostidi, Tali Serruya, Enea Palmeto, Alejandra Avilés and Ibai Hernandorena, and includes questions relating to producing and inhabiting indefinite and adjoining spaces, analysing or assaying lateral movements, creating spontaneous moments of coming together, rethinking the shape of identity in the contemporary world and pushing daily situations to the limit.
The different projects form an open and organic framework in which the common interests are interwoven, as in the differences that have appeared during eight months of connivance, and which now take shape in an exhibition space. Boustrophēdón works as the final exercise of BAR TOOL #0, a practice-based training programme curated by BAR Project. Following a period of common work, study and practice, in a context of professional and human exchange, this moment is not a decisive end but the start of a new chapter in which the practice of each participant enters once again into dialogue with that of the others.