"Mystagogy is the introduction to something one cannot or should not speak. We can say it is an initiation to a mystery. (...) My body is only worth seeing because it may facilitate the vision of things that are not visible. (...) Performance art does not seek an audience; it is not a show. (...) Performance is art because it makes invisible things become visible."
from "Vom Wesen des Grundes II"
Performance during the presentation of Alex Pallí's paintings (Happening series) at the Club of Entrepreneurs (Barcelona). Video editing based on footage by Microdocu microdocu.com
"Noise only exists in the outside. It’s a far-off reality. It is silence that is truly close. Every action before the propitious time is nefarious.
In the 1980’s communications were neither as frequent nor as easy as they are nowadays but the exactness of language is not a property of any concrete age. Neither is conflict that starts with an error of interpretation.
Dogmas are particularly dangerous.
I believe that the gaze itself is a first witness. So, to observe the gaze of another is to witness a witness. The word witness (testimony) shares the same etymology of the word testicle because two thousand five hundred years ago people did agreements by touching the testicle of the one to whom the oath was made. There are aspects in Alex [Pallí]’s paintings and in the art of many others that cannot be explained with words and that is why today, with all of you as witnesses, I will bring back the memory of that initial oath."