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Yolanda Domínguez: “Register”

Die neue Aktion der spanischen Künstlerin Yolanda Domínguez: Frauen in ganz Spanien haben ihren Körper bei der Handelskammer als Eigentum angemeldet. “A collective action in which women of different cities in Spain go to the Chamber of Commerce to Register the “ownership” of their bodies. On the 5th. of February 2014 various queues formed in the Chamber of Commerce of Personal Property in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Seville, Pamplona and Pontevedra: women who demanded to officially certify that their bodies belong to them. The body is a territory which needs to be reconquered by women: a body which has been moulded by and for others, converted into an object, used as merchandise, assaulted, manipulated and subjected to impossible stereotypes. Added to these difficulties is a Draft Bill of the Abortion Law presented by the Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, which means to limit the decision making capacity regarding maternity and morals themselves. The forms presented and stamped are part of a symbolic action which aims to make this conflict visible. The action is still being done every day by women’s groups in different parts of Spain such as Alicante, Tenerife, Valencia, Salamanca, Asturias, Huesca, Albacete, Burgos, Santander, Valladolid, Zaragoza… and being a leading news of national and international media.” Via: Mail

Luzinterruptus: “Mutant weeds”

Neue Aktion von Luzinterruptus: “Of all the environmental pollution that can be found in the city of Madrid, the most evident is light pollution, so much so that in our sky we can never see the Milky Way and hardly any stars. This overillumination is evident to the naked eye at a distance of more than 200 kms and produces a glow that can be seen with a medium-size telescope for more than 700 kms. It is therefore very surprising, that at a time when the European Union is so careful with issues of environmental pollution, the Dept. of the Environment of the City Council of Madrid rules for illuminated signs, adopted a couple of years ago, changed the rules for pharmacy signs, to allow them to be replaced with much more powerful ones. So much light emanates from the new crosses that the environment that surrounds each pharmacy, is permanently tinted a deep, vibrant and unnatural green color. Objectively speaking, one could say that the majority of the urban green spaces in our city, are more the result of erroneous illuminated sign rules than the commitment of our institutions to provide the city with places where you can be in contact with nature. In addition to the obvious color change of the streets, the neighbors who live in the vicinity of 24 hour pharmacies, have watched impotently as every night their rooms become disturbing green places, in which life and the perception of what happens in them is altered, without being able to do anything to avoid it. Without wanting to play down such a serious subject, but trying to approach it with a sense of humor, which never hurts, we carried out our installation Mutant weeds in which we recreated a not-too-distant future, in which a new and hardy species of photosensitive plant, grows in the asphalt around the pharmacies, nourished by the photosynthesis of its powerful “low” light.” Via: Mail

Nuria Mora: “Calle del Espino”

Abstraktion mit Blumen: Die neue Arbeit von Nuria Mora in Spanien. Via

Watchlist: ZOSEN

“La catástrofe del postmodernismo”/”The catastrophe of postmodernism”, 2011

“Horta”, Barcelona 2004

ZOSEN aus Spanien – bei der ersten Performance schreibt er das folgende Zitat von John Zerzan an die Wand: “Demoralized, derealized, dehistoricized: art that can no longer take itself seriously. The image no longer refers primarily to some “original”, situated elsewhere in the “real” world; it increasingly refers only to other images. In this way it reflects how lost we are, how removed from nature, in the ever more mediated world of technological capitalism. Postmodernism subverts two of the over-arching tenets of Enlightenment humanism: the power of language to shape the world and the power of consciousness to shape a self. Thus we have the postmodernist void, the general notion that the yearning for emancipation and freedom promised by humanist principles of subjectivity cannot be satisfied. Pm views the self as a linguistic convention; as William Burroughs put it, “Your “I” is a completely illusory concept.” Via: Vandalog

Jesús Cerezo: “Lollypop St.”

Jesús Cerezo alias Chús! und seine “Lollypop Street” in Sevilla, Spanien. Via: Mail, gracias!

Update: Escif

“A Fence Behind A Fence”

“Fitness exercises: Gentrificaction feat. Zbiok”

“algoritmos del desorden”

Neue Arbeiten von Escif aus Spanien. Via

Watchlist: Ana Botella Crew

“Konzeptvandalismus” aus Spanien: Die Ana Botella Crew sprüht & klebt im Namen der Frau von Spaniens Ex-Regierungschef – einer erbitterten Graffiti-Feindin.

Who is Ana Botella Crew? We are a street art group. We do CONCEPTUAL VANDALISM, je, je… We started almost a year ago coping and stencil the signature of Ana Botella who is in charge of the Department of Enviroment in Madrid. She declare the war to graffiti, and we had an idea to answer…je, je, je… It´s a open project because we send the signature and the mask (The KIT for the International Conspiracy) to everyone who wanted to tag any wall. Also, we ask people to join us for special moments…We have crew in many cities in Spain and also in other countries….wich is amazing! Since the first action, we did 3 more. The last was to cellebrate her birthday, pasting-up posters with the faces of International Evil People, saying hello for her birthday. From Mel Gibson to Henry Kissinger. From Bush to Margartet Tatcher…
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Neue Arbeiten von SpY

Falsche Überwachungskameras an absurden Orten, Blumen im Bagger und ein untergegangener Ballonverkäufer (der an Mark Jenkins erinnert): Der spanische Künstler SpY war mal wieder auf Tour! Er schreibt: “I updated my website with new interventions in Madrid, NYC, Rotterdam, Bilbao… this summer I was in NYC and I worked a bit on the streets … I Hope you like it!” Yeah, we do!

Luzinterruptus: “Urban Hemorrhage”, 2009

Blood on the Bürgersteig: Neue Lichtinstallation der spanischen Gruppe Luzinterruptus – “Urban Hemorrhage“. “We expected a day of heavy rain and we went out to look for puddles on the pavement. We chose a conflictive zone, the May the 2nd Plaza, in the past the scene of the famous and bloody execution of 1808 and in the present scenes of violence and repression are still being played out there against those that drink in the streets. We only had to dye the water red and put our lights in it to simulate the blood that flowed over the pavement, creating a most dramatic effect. As it rained, it seemed that the water fell red from the sky and when it stopped, it was as if the ground was seeping blood that was flowing to the sewers.” Mehr Bilder hier, mehr über die Gruppe auch hier, hier und hier. Via: Mail

Luzinterruptus: “Lifeless Square”

Neue Intervention der spanischen Licht-Künstler Luzinterruptus: So schnell verwandelt sich ein toter Platz in einen Friedhof. “We pray that when the squares in Madrid are rehabilitated, they are not turned into big grey slabs of stones, without the slightest hind of green on its surface. However, up until now our own prayers have been unsuccessful, as they are always changed into big colourless slabs resembling tombstones, poorly suited for children to play, but ideal to place tacky flea markets that reinvent public spaces into commercial areas. An example of these kind of bleak squares is Plaza de Cabestreros in Madrid, where even the benches have a funeral appearance. Making people leave the place shortly after they arrive. Its tombstone shape in life-like size, its coldness and all in an unfortunate line, inspired our intervention Lifeless Square, which we carried out on the early morning on 8th July and in which we recreate easily a graveyard with 12 inhabited tombstones.” Via: Mail