Performance Crol (Moll) by Laia Estruch @ Piscines Municipals de Montjuïc, Barcelona. Curated by Marc Navarro Fornós in the context of the exhibition series Gira tot gira (Turn it all turns) at Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona.
Laia Estruch, Crol (moll), 2019. Photo: Anna Fàbrega
20/09/2019 — 10/11/2019
Atlas of Plans. Darkrooms of the City of Barcelona by Pol Esteve & Marc Navarro is on view at ArkDes - Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design taking part in Cruising Pavilion: Architecture, Gay Sex and Cruising Culture, curated by Pierre-Alexandre Mateos, Rasmus Myrup, Octave Perrault, and Charles Teyssou (Cruising Pavilion) with James Taylor-Foster (Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design, ArkDes).
The Darkroom. 'Cruising Pavilion: Architecture, Gay Sex and Cruising Culture' in Boxen at ArkDes. Photo: Johan Dehlin
20/09/2019 — 08/12/2019
Crawl by Laia Estruch @ Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona.
Curated by Marc Navarro Fornós in the context of the exhibition series Gira tot gira (Turn it all turns) at Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona.
Laia Estruch works with the voice as an extension of the body that can combine issues linked to language, gender and social structures. In Crawl they come together in a swimming pool: an unstable setting that becomes a laboratory for sound experiments. This project uses the contrast between dry and wet to probe the acoustic and expressive possibilities of sound in water, while at the same time questioning the city's impact on our bodies.
The artist imagines an oral tradition linked to these leisure and sporting spaces and fills the exhibition space with a set of structures that hint at adaptive techniques such as swimming, breathing or floatability. By fluctuating between hydrophilia and hydrophobia, Crawl explores the ambivalent world of ideas surrounding water and passes through it as if through a vast liquid archive full of narratives, material memories and silences. With its focus on the phenomena we classify on the spectrum of the inaudible, Crawl offers an insight into sound as a form of resistance.