Theatricality, which at one time could have been considered an exclusive condition of the public, has spread into traditionally private spheres: the home, friendship and in relationships of coexistence and. In parallel, privacy has flowed into these spheres, and it is from here that a theatricality of affection, even a theatricality of love, can be critically activated to serve life.
This seminar forms part of a tri-annual project that explores the expanded action in new areas: the public sphere, the city, the home, networks of affection, schools and educational spaces. Inhabiting Dispersion is held in collaboration with the project Archives of Affection, in which different artistic proposals approach the archive as a living space of relationships. It culminates als with a programme of critical practices devoted to an investigation into “networks of affection” as a space of theatricality.
Esther Belvis. A member of ARTEA, researcher, writer and educator with an MA in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Warwick and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Óscar Cornago. A member of ARTEA. Researcher at the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Madrid CSIC. In recent years he has coordinated the volumes Utopías de la proximidad en el contexto de la globalización. La creación escénica en Iberoamérica (2010), A veces me pregunto por qué sigo bailando. Prácticas de la intimidad (2012) and Manual de emergencia en prácticas escénicas. Comunidad y economías de la precariedad (2014).
Quim Pujol. Writer, artist and curator. He has participated in research projects such as “Autonomía y complejidad” or "Arte y ciencia ficción" and has collaborated in publications like Artributos, Efímera, Maska or Repensar la dramaturgia. He is co-curator of La estrategia doméstica and the Secció Irregular at the Mercat de les Flors and professor in the Independent Studies Programme at the MACBA.
Fernando Quesada. A member of ARTEA, architect and senior lecturer of architectural projects at the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). Participates at the MA in Arts Practice and Visual Culture at the University. He is author of the books La Caja Mágica. Cuerpo y Escena (2005) and Del cuerpo a la red (2014).
Suely Rolnik. A senior lecturer at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, where she runs the Core interdisciplinary studies on subjectivity in the Clinical Psychology Postgraduate course, and honorary professor in the Independent Studies Programme at the MACBA. She is author of Micropolítica. Cartografías del deseo (in collaboration with Félix Guattari, 2006).
José Antonio Sánchez. A lecturer of the History of Art at the University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM) and director of the MA in Arts Practice and Visual Culture. A member of ARTEA (Madrid). Noteworthy publications include Dramaturgias de la imagen (2002) and Prácticas de lo real en la escena contemporánea (2007).
Students and artists invited to the presentations of projects:
Tamara Ascanio, Marta Battistella, Mike Brookes, Ana Salomé Branco, Paloma Calle, Marie Capesius, Rosa Casado, Joan Casellas, Nieves Correa, Belén Cueto, María José Cifuentes, Circo Interior Bruto, Tatiana Fuentes Sadowski, Óscar G. Villegas, Ana Harcha, Lila Insúa, María Jerez, Bruno Leitao, Rosell Meseguer, Javier Núñez Gasco, Mariona Naudin, Joseph Patricio, Luciana Pereyra Agoff, Huemulita Pitrufkén, Germán de la Riva, Anto Rodríguez and Catarina Simao.