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jovendelaperla: "(rE)-ENCOUNTER"

© Elena Feduchi


jovendelaperla: "(rE)-ENCOUNTER"

19 May 2018

09:00 pm - 09:15 pm

La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia, 2

Room E


After six months of chemotherapy, and as part of the process of coping with its side effects, different questions surface: “Where did Rubén go?” “Who was Rubén?” “Who am I now?” “Why don’t I recognise myself?”

Illness as displacement, illness and the uncontrollable changes brought on by treatment to pay attention to the body and analyse its processes. The illness that took Rubén away and gave birth to Perla. Perla (jovendelaperla / girlwithapearlearring) is neither man nor woman. Perla was born of a disease, a treatment regimen. Perla is the product of a tumour.

Rubén Herranz (1996-2016) Perla (2016) is an artist and DJ currently working towards a BFA at the Complutense University of Madrid. She/He is one half of the musical duo Mercancía (the other being Carmen García), a member of the Sudor collective and works with the foundation La vida en rosa and Chéjere magazine. After suffering health problems, the artist has focused on using her/his body as a subject of study and work.

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