October 31. Discoteca Flaming Star. Editing Spaces, Part 4
Thursday, October 31, 19:00
Discoteca Flaming Star
Editing Spaces, Part 4
A Tier-Banner (or a new Banner for Tier) and the screening of a collection of funny and glam and sexy and sad short films by Discoteca Flaming Star, made between 2002 and 2019.
Discoteca Flaming Star is an interdisciplinary collaborative art group, a group of people who use songs and other forms of oral expression, understanding them as a personal response to historical events and social and political facts.
Through conceptual, visual and musical transfers, they create performances, sculptures, drawings, stages and situations whose foremost intention is to question and challenge the memory of the public, transforming old desires and finding invented pasts, or pasts which never occurred. DFS is the place where the oracle speaks through the non-chosen. DFS is a love letter written in the present continuous, a love letter to thousands of artists. They exploit their knowledge and lack of knowledge, working slowly, inspired by Anita Berber, Warhol’s wig, ghosts with no home, Rita McBride ’s „Arena“, Gregg Bordowitz , Mary Shelley , Karl Valentin & Lisl Karlstadt, the Vienna Group , Alvaro, Joey Arias and David Reed ’s paintings and dialogues. DFS present wonderful songs of love, consumption, fervour and feminism, carpets that help to cross burning bridges, fragile essays as drawings, and things that go together even though they shouldn’t…They act directly in the gap between action and documentation, generating and finding documents that can be used to articulate strange tongues and languages that incite action and argument.
Cristina Gómez Barrio and Wolfgang Mayer have been the base of Discoteca Flaming Star since 1998.
One of the meanings of the word publication is to make something public. If the relations between local and global are regarded as a text that can be read through contemporary art practices, a pertinent tactic would be to substitute the idea of exhibition with publication. This means to understand exhibitions as narrative machines, as expanded books that can also unfold a set of other possibilities such as cross-temporal approaches, choreography of bodies moving through the extensive idea of text and support structures.
The work of the artists/curators invited to Editing Space develops from translations from texts to installations, from transitions between the written and the performative.
With: Discoteca Flaming Star, Alicia Kopf, Josep Maynou, Mattin and Laura Vallés
Supported by the program PICE of Acción Cultural Española