Agenda

16.08 - 01.09.2024

Theaterspektakel

13.09 - 03.11.2024

ProtoZone 16

15.11 - 12.01.2025

ProtoZone 17

Dora García

Révolution (2022)

 

In the space there is a chair with a large piece of folded paper. A performer arrives, takes the folded paper, and proceeds to unfold it, carefully, as it is fragile.

 

The folded paper is divided into three parts and the performer must make them match carefully, finally displaying a very big sign extended on the floor where one can read: ‘Révolution, tiens ta promesse!’ (Revolution, fulfill your promise!). Once the poster is perfectly unfolded and readable on the floor, the performer sits on the chair or walks around the poster, ‘guarding’ it, keeping it safe, like a sentinel.

 

The sentence ‘Revolution, fulfill, your promise!’ is completed with the sentence “Emancipate women” and it was shown by feminist activist Margarita Robles de Mendoza in 1936 at the Plaza del Zócalo, Mexico City.

 

 

Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years (2017)

 

In Dora García’s Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years, two performers face each other, their gazes interlocked. Each is positioned inside one of two non-concentric circles.

 

As one performer moves, the other must alter their position to maintain a constant distance, which they agreed to keep between them at the beginning of the performance. All of this happens while the performers maintain eye contact.

 

At some point, however, this becomes impossible as the circles are not concentric. When this happens, the performers must start over in an endless game of continual negotiation.

 

Dora García lives and works in Oslo. She often works with film, performance, and theater. Her research focuses on contemporary history, ethics, and politics. Dora García represented Spain at the 54th Venice Biennial in 2011. Her works have been exhibited internationally in museums and biennials, such as MuHKA, Antwerp; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès, Brussels; Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto; Fonderie Darling – Centre d’Arts Visuels, Montréal; FRAC Île-de-France, Paris; Tate Modern, London; Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris; as well as (d)OCUMENTA 13 in Kassel, 2nd Athens Biennial, Lyon Biennial, 29th São Paulo Biennial, and the Gwangju Biennial.

Shedhalle – Dora García

Dora García, Révolution (2022). Courtesy: the artist and M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art; ph: © Nathan Ishar. Performer: Adriano Wilfert Jensen

Shedhalle – Dora García

Dora García, Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years (2017). Courtesy: the artist and M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art; ph: © Nathan Ishar. Performers: Leen Van Dommelen, Mate Jonjic