Shall we write a manifesto, or drop out forever? Shall we occupy the left-over remains, or drift upon the edges? Into the dirty streets of the lost city, that is where we go, with the books of loss and new languages under the arm. Give me the lights, give me the rose petals, those taped between your lips. Give me your arm, and the disappearing measurements. The island is like a ghost at sea beckoning to all the misfits and the stinky drifters, the lazy wanderers and shining ones – those who survive to rebuild the world. With wood stolen from the ships, and the fabrics woven from all this trash, the work is an act of movement – a set of beginnings and of letting go, of togetherness and toward – in support of the floating citizen. This figure that is nowhere and everywhere, who is kicked around and who strays, who is dispossessed by and for others, and who may act as a guide. Into the soft occupations and the not knowing for sure, the night-time squares and the sharing, that is where we go. With falling, over, through, and holding up, this imaginary community.
The work is developed in collaboration with a group of performers, exploring public environments throughout the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and adopting different movement strategies related to listening, becoming another figure on the streets, together: what kind of community might we become? The movement actions are recorded and developed as a series of audio-video projections installed within a gallery setting. Developed and presented as part of the sound art series “Prácticas Territoriales” / Laboratorio de Acción, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, 2018. Curator: Juan Matos Capote. Performers: Judit Mendoza Aguilar, Gabriela Alonzo, Sandra Simancas Punzón.
As part of The Sonic Body, an ongoing investigation into sound, listening and embodiment.