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Song for Many Movements: Scenes of Collective Creation

Venue: MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
08001 Barcelona
Price: From 6€ to 10.50€

In her poem ‘A Song for Many Movements’, Audre Lorde reminds us that ‘our labour has become more important than our silence’. There is a strength arising from the voices and sounds of coming together, even the necessary pauses and breaks have their sonorities. It is in these multiple ways of sustaining each other and in these ongoing rehearsals of ways of being together that scenes of collective creation are articulated. These spaces are what sustain and hold up collective bodies, but also institutions.

Song for Many Movements is an experiment in which the ground floor of the Meier building is transformed into an ephemeral stage for encounters, conversations and shared listening. It is a provisional opening of ongoing research taking place within the Museum, but also pointing at that which is to come. In this first moment, the project takes the form of an open invitation, a space to be inhabited and yet to be defined. A display of energies in progress and documentary bodies that refer to processes of collective creation of the present, the past and the living memory of what is to come. This initial invitation is not so much an exhibition as a rehearsal in different ways of mutual exposure and sustenance of one another. It consists of a series of encounters that intertwine exiting lines of work that delve into and traverse the bowels of the Museum.


Marwa Arsanios, Chimurenga, Collectif Mohamed, El Palomar (Grup d’artistes), Nancy Garín, Daniel Gasol, Grupo Cine Liberación, Las Cosas, Grupo Experimental de Cine de la Cineteca del Tercer Mundo, Past Disquiet , Emily Jacir, La Rara Troupe, Lesley Lokko, Leve, Lumbung Press, María José Arjona, Marina Monsonís, Metzineres, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago, Xile), Ocaña, Vijay Prashad (Tricontinental), Joan Rabascall, Radio AlHara, Marlon T. Riggs, Grupo de Artistas de Vanguardia, Rolando Vázquez, Video-Nou


Cançó per a molts moviments. Escenaris de creació col·lectiva