Respiracion alterada (solo performance) at Room Art Fair Madrid. Photo by Mario Andrei Pantoja
Franz Kafka writes In the Penal Colony about the traveller, that disorientated becomes a dog running from one side to the other in search of it´s own place.
Room Art Fair is a project that has worked for two consecutive years in Madrid´s City Center.
This past edition I was invited by one of the curatorial proposals accepted at the Fair to perform a solo work. The only guidance given was to perform it at one of the Hotel´s Rooms that gives name to this fair.
The curatorial project was written by Ignacio Tejedor and named after Virginia Woolf´s A Room of One´s Own.
Part of my idea consisted in showing work in process* for what I performed the piece at least six times a day introducing changes as I explored the identity of the space, the audience condition and my own text.
The text I used for it was also evolving. I recycled parts of the script used in Jaus and wrote new parts as well as allowed space and time for improvisation.
Respiracion alterada deals with the act of breathing. Breathing in a space with no identity (a hotel room) and filling it with moments of clearance as well as extreme confusion. It´s random movement and sound against chanting and calmness.
*That is how I connected Woolf´s lecture with this event, by using the Hotel room as a creative space for production.
Una de las mejores cosas que he podido experimentar.