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Reading as community: Dora García and The Joycean Society

“In any other time of the past, Joyce’s work would never have reached the printer, but in our blessed 20th Century it is a message, though not yet understood”, said the mystic psychiatrist Carl Jung in the mid 1930s, after

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Reading as community: Dora García and The Joycean Society

“In any other time of the past, Joyce’s work would never have reached the printer, but in our blessed 20th Century it is a message, though not yet understood”, said the mystic psychiatrist Carl Jung in the mid 1930s, after

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Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre: Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way

For the writer of these lines there is hardly anything more nightmare-inducing than a circus. With horrific clowns, knife-throwers, dwarves dressed in humiliating costumes and sad-eyed caged animals, the circus somehow manages to encapsulate and represent everything that is wrong

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Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre: Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way

For the writer of these lines there is hardly anything more nightmare-inducing than a circus. With horrific clowns, knife-throwers, dwarves dressed in humiliating costumes and sad-eyed caged animals, the circus somehow manages to encapsulate and represent everything that is wrong

Still from Loss (2011)

Notes on the work of David Ferrando Giraut

‘Tell me: how long could you spend looking at this sticker? And at this other one? Do you remember? And this little detail over here? Years…centuries! A whole morning…! It’s impossible to know… You were in full flight, ecstasy. Suspended in a pause.

Still from Loss (2011)

Notes on the work of David Ferrando Giraut

‘Tell me: how long could you spend looking at this sticker? And at this other one? Do you remember? And this little detail over here? Years…centuries! A whole morning…! It’s impossible to know… You were in full flight, ecstasy. Suspended in a pause.

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Time travels and the (de)construction of contemporary myths

(In September 2011, the Spanish media & video art distribution platform HAMACA invited me to curate a text-based itinerary through their extensive moving image catalogue. This is the result.) Throughout this itinerary, I would like to navigate through the HAMACA

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Time travels and the (de)construction of contemporary myths

(In September 2011, the Spanish media & video art distribution platform HAMACA invited me to curate a text-based itinerary through their extensive moving image catalogue. This is the result.) Throughout this itinerary, I would like to navigate through the HAMACA

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Rosa Barba & Hilary Lloyd: dance with projector

They say stoicism’s cradle was Greece, third century BC. A long time and a long way from contemporary London, a city where just the perils and anxieties of commuting to work in the morning (if one was lucky enough to

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Rosa Barba & Hilary Lloyd: dance with projector

They say stoicism’s cradle was Greece, third century BC. A long time and a long way from contemporary London, a city where just the perils and anxieties of commuting to work in the morning (if one was lucky enough to

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Time Capsules: The Poetic and Politics of Memory in Art

This is the essay I wrote for my first curated exhibition ‘Time Capsules’ (November 2010, London). All the images are part of the exhibition catalogue, designed by David G. Uzquiza, a.k.a  Maison Texas “One of the schools of Tlön goes

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Time Capsules: The Poetic and Politics of Memory in Art

This is the essay I wrote for my first curated exhibition ‘Time Capsules’ (November 2010, London). All the images are part of the exhibition catalogue, designed by David G. Uzquiza, a.k.a  Maison Texas “One of the schools of Tlön goes

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Weekend & La Chinoise: Why these two Godard’s 1967 masterpieces are still relevant today

It is no breaking news: many of us will agree that Jean Luc Godard is a genius and key filmmaker in the history of cinema.  But, as any interesting genius, he can be extremely gifted at some times and completely

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Weekend & La Chinoise: Why these two Godard’s 1967 masterpieces are still relevant today

It is no breaking news: many of us will agree that Jean Luc Godard is a genius and key filmmaker in the history of cinema.  But, as any interesting genius, he can be extremely gifted at some times and completely