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TEN NET
A book, an installation and...

This book is published only on the left-hand pages, according to the author’s convictions and those of Marshall McLuhan. Published by Triangulo Books and commissioned by H2O Gallery. The video pieces are recordings of Filipinos from the streets of Manila reading the Spanish poems for the first time, without knowing how to speak the language. The result is a language that is alien but post-colonially familiar, since the cadence of the readers' native language, Tagalog, is somewhat similar in cadence and vocabulary to Spanish. The installation complements the book by giving it a life outside of the pages, since, according to the McLuhanism, if it works it is obsolete. And if the book is one of the most obsolete inventions that exists, it can only survive by transcending its format.

 

Design: Miquel Polidano.

The book is only published on the left hand pages, so since the cover is technically a right-hand page, it is printed as a mirror image of what appears on the rear cover.

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LITTLE HEATHENS
...a performance

Little Heathens is the performance element of the artist's published book. It is bilingual piece that travels from the rhythms of speech, to prose, to poetry and almost arrives at music. Conceptualized by two poets and long-time friends, Lobregat Balaguer & Karen Castillo, Little Heathens is an attempted approximation to prayer, a portrait of grief after loss and an exercise in visual honesty. The performance complements the book in the same way that a road tour complements a pop album, since the author is of the belief that the only poets exercising their craft as such, in the most traditional sense and to large followings, are popular musicians.

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MANILA Nov 2012
Ayala Museum

CONFERENCE "Writers" for the New media
FESTIVAL Conectados, funded by The Embassy of Spain/AECID.

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May 2012
La Capella MACBA
(Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona)

GROUP EXHIBITION ClaResil 2012, curated by Alex Brahim
FESTIVAL Barcelona Poesia, under the direction of Eduard Escoffet

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Jan 2012
H2O Gallery Barcelona

SOLO EXHIBITION Ten Net

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Still image from video installation. Roxas Boulevard vendor reading poem entitled Los 40 Emancipados.

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