Benoîte Dohin y Julie Hagenstein
This year IDEM, the International Performing Arts Festival, welcomes the work of Alberto de Torres (Madrid, 1974). The artist is a member of Debajo del Sombrero, an art platform modelled on European and American “supported studios”, where artists with mental disabilities are able to work with assistance.
Rather than maintaining its own venue, Debajo del Sombrero organises workshops at different spaces, including, since 2008, La Casa Encendida. This interactive modus operandi is a key ingredient in the unique experience of this project, putting it in contact with the latest models of solidarity and the arts to show that different approaches can coexist and be mutually enriched.
El Muro [The Wall] features selected works by artist Alberto de Torres: “Every week, Alberto’s appearance at the workshop is a fresh surprise. His arrival is always conspicuous, because he knows how to make an entrance and command attention, having already turned the place into a stage. And so Alberto appears, makes his presence known. His appearance is a performance that takes us all by surprise, as the unwitting audience to his stage entrance. His improvised and ambiguous attire is rather disconcerting. Elegant one day and extravagant the next, the game of showing up and appearing has, over time, become an increasingly deliberate dress rehearsal, running through a cast of unsettling characters who strike poses, sometimes peeping out from behind a mask, recreating a stolen moment or, lately, going undercover without warning in an audience that suddenly realises there’s an odd figure in their midst, though no one knows exactly what he’s doing there.”
From 09 October 2018 to 05 January 2019Exhibitions El Muro. El Sombrero at La Casa: Mar Rodríguez
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From 21 January to 16 April 2019Exhibitions El Muro: Máquinas, by Alfonso Sánchez
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From 18 June to 10 September 2019Exhibitions El Muro: Ana Paes
Visual artist Ana Paes has been hard at work in the laboratories at La Casa Encendida.
From 04 December 2019 to 09 FebruaryExhibitions El Muro. Una visita misteriosa
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From 05 March to 01 MayExhibitions El Muro: Bam Bam
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10 September 2019Talks Encounter with Nora Chipaumire + Q&A
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From 11 to 12 September 2019Performances "#PUNK” by Nora Chipaumire
#PUNK is an energetic contemporary dance performance that deals with the theme of identity and harnesses the rebellious (…)
From 12 to 29 September 2019Exhibitions IDEM Festival. “Esclimética” exhibition
Esclimética [Asclimethics] explores themes like palliative care, memory loss, faith vs science, AIDS and its (…)
From 13 to 14 September 2019Screenings "The Congo Tribunal" by Milo Rau
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From 13 to 15 September 2019Performances "As Far As My Fingertips Take Me” by Tania El Khoury
An encounter through a wall between an audience member and a refugee. Their arms touch without seeing each other (…)
14 September 2019Radio Show with Radio Nikosia, coordinated by Bárbara Bañuelos
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18 September 2019Screenings IDEM selection of award-winning shorts from FIVER and MiTS
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From 19 to 20 September 2019Performances "Mi padre no era un famoso escritor ruso" by Bárbara Bañuelos
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21 September 2019Screenings “Vangelo” by Pippo Delbono
The idea of staging the Gospel takes shape through the lives of refugees, the undeniable protagonists of a new age.