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Barcelona Producció. OPENING: "The Hapless Revolution" by Dani Montlleó and "Artengo2000" by Camille Orny and Magda Vaz

19:0021:00 h
Venue: La Capella
Hospital, 56
08001 Barcelona
Price: Free event
Opening

Dani Montlleó, The Hapless Revolution (The Jinxed Revolution)

My curiosity was piqued by the mysterious journey through Paris by a car with a strange artefact on its roof, emitting and spreading subsonic vibrations and waves like a virus as it made its way through the city in March or April 1968. the journey, witnessed by just a small proportion of the populace, the Gaston Lagaffes of the city and the country, took place a month or two before the May 1968 Revolution. If, as some say, the Russian Revolution of 1917 was originally nothing more than a happening organised by Lenin, then perhaps the origin of the Paris revolution of 1968 was the bad vibes of a jinx.

Camille Orny and Magda Vaz, artengo2000

In a Barcelona enmeshed in the globalised collaborative economy, a shared flat is sponsored by a Russian and American multinational. In exchange for a paltry few material goods, the occupants display the brand in the privacy of their home on a collection of ordinary clothing.

The shared flat, both an expression of modern-day neoliberalism and a relic of Stalinist totalitarianism (the kommunalka), is a contract as flexible as it is constrictive.

artengo2000 presents a succession of genre movie scenes lubricated with microsociology and the psychoanalisis that imagines the meanderings of the protagonists through the dispositifs of sharing and their networks of friends connected by web platforms born in Silicon Valley.