Search Keyword: Total 11 results found.


Discoteca Flaming Star    Discoteca Flaming Star

Johanna Billing    You don’t love me yet

Alfonso Gil + Francis Gomila   Guantanamera

Ben Frost   I lay my ear to furious

Dan Perjovschi    Off

Dirk Vollenbroich    Short circuit / Cortocircuito www.dirkvollebroich

Mandla Reuter Pictures

Susan PhillipszFollow Me

Anikka Ström    The missed concert

Dora García    Rezos/Prayers

Nexus Art Group    Proyecto[NEXUS*]Jose Luis Delgado Guitart Ricardo EchevarríaMajorie KanterAchilleas Kentonis María Papacharalambous

Oswaldo Macià    Cuando los perros ladran

Leopold KesslerAlarm bike





2007. Jorge Díez. PRESENTATION

 MADRID ABIERTO is an international artistic initiatives programme which is held throughout the month of February in the junction Paseo de la Castellana-Recoletos-Prado since 2004. It is an avenue for approaching the interpretation and comprehension of how the public space is constructed from the sphere of art. Since its first open invitation announcement it has received more than 1.200 proposals. Out of all the projects presented, 29 were exhibited in the previous three editions and 13 will be exhibited this year, selected by different juries comprised by international experts.

Organised by the Cultural Association MADRID ABIERTO, the 2007 edition of the programme is promoted by the Altadis Foundation, the Department of Culture and Sport of the Autonomous Community of Madrid and the Governing Department for the Arts of the City Council of Madrid, with the collaboration of the Telefónica Foundation, La Casa Encendida of Obra Social Caja Madrid, the Ministry of Culture, ARCO, Radio 3 of RNE, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Canal Metro, Cemusa, Centro Cultural de la Villa of Madrid, Remo, Mediazero and Metro.

For this fourth edition, which will be held from the 1st to the 28th of February, a total of 658 projects were presented; 471 for the general invitation, 61 for the façade of La Casa de América, 28 for the façade of Círculo de Bellas Artes, 74 works for Canal Metro and 24 sonorous initiatives for Radio 3. The breakdown by countries of the projects presented is as follows: Spain (174), Italy (46), USA (46), Mexico (40), Argentina (33), Germany (28), Colombia (28), France (25), Brazil (18), Canada (16), Cuba (16), Ecuador (14), Chile (13), The Netherlands (13), Portugal (12), Ireland (9), Sweden (9), United Kingdom (9), Venezuela (9), Japan (7), Austria (6), Yugoslavia (6), Australia (5), Peru (5), Belgium (4), Costa Rica (4), Finland (4), Norway (4), Poland (4), Turkey (4), China (3), Croatia (3), Slovenia (3), Russia (3), Switzerland (3), Uruguay (3), Bulgaria (2), El Salvador (2), Georgia (2), Guatemala (2), India (2), Iceland (2), Israel (2), New Zealand (2), Czech Republic (2), Cyprus (1), Denmark (1), Estonia (1), The Philippines (1), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Latvia (1), Lithuania (1), The Dominican Republic (1), Serbia (1) and Singapore (1).

The selection committee was comprised by Juan Antonio Álvarez-Reyes (curator of Madrid Abierto 2007), Ramon Parramon (director of Idensitat), Cecilia Andersson (director of Werk) and Guillaume Désanges (co-ordinator of art projects in Les Laboratoires D’Aubervilliers, Ille de France). We declared the project for the façade of Círculo de Bellas Artes unfulfilled and pre-selected thirty projects, from which the curator finally selected Fernando(We were young. Full of life. None of us prepared to die) by the collective Discoteca Flaming Star; proyecto_nexus* by the collective [nexus*] art group; I Lay My Ear To Furious Latin by Ben Frost; Rezos/Prayers by Dora García;Pictures by Mandla Reuter; Guantanamera by Alonso Gil and Francis Gomila and Short Circuit/Cortocircuito by Dirk Vollenbroich. In addition to these seven selected projects, the current edition is complemented by other projects from artists invited by the curator: Dan Perjovschi, Susan Philipsz, Johanna Billing, Leopold Kessler, Oswaldo Maciá and Annika Ström. Through this mixed selection model our intention is to continue to make progress in our objective of broadening each annual proposal of MADRID ABIERTO.

In this year’s edition, for the first time, two specific invitations for audiovisual and sonorous works were announced, which were selected by the curator, myself, Arturo Rodríguez and José Iges. The following 11 works were selected for projecting on Canal Metro: Rothkovisión 3.0 by Daniel Silvo; Mierda de caballos y príncipes by Fernando Baena; Rest by Carolina Jonsson; Every Word is becoming by Alexander Vaindorf; Alpenflug (Alpine Flight) by Juan Carlos Robles; Himno by Cristian Villavicencio; PlasmaLux06-7 by Tanja Vujinovic-Zvonka Simcic; Mis Quince by Alfredo Pérez; Lucía by Pere Ginard and Laura Ginés; Candy by Mai Yamashita and Naoto Kobayashi and The Toro’s Revenge by María Cañas. For broadcasting on Radio 3, the following 8 works were selected: Am I walking by Jouni Tauriainen; Bendicho juez de la verdad by Eldad Tsabary; Reiterations (Elizabeth Street) by Sonia Leber and David Chesworth; Postal Densa. Postal Sonora. Madrid-Bogotá by Mauricio Bejarano; Alkaline by Paul Devens; Funkenspiel by David Halsell; Poema Jazz (a Clara Gari) by Luis Eligio Pérez and BihotzBi by Zuriñe Gerenabarrena.

Likewise, following on with the work of the previous editions, E451 continues to develop the graphic image and web page and, for the second year running, together with various debate tables on public art, the selected artists will present their work in La Casa Encendida on the 1st and 2nd of February.

We are continuing the process of creating an initiative of a scale manageable by a small team without a permanent or continuous structure, based on an open invitation announcement geared towards the production of ephemeral or temporary projects for the public space of the city of Madrid.

Jorge Díez







2007. Dora García. REZOS / PRAYERS (location)

Performance February 1st. Subsequent information: Café Gijón, Paseo de Recoletos, nº 21 from Wednesday to Saturday from 17:00 to 21:00 h










2007. Dora García. REZOS / PRAYERS (schedule)

 Metro línea 1 Plaza de Castilla - Congosto, 1-2-07 07:00 - 08:00Obras de la M30, 1-2-07 09:00 - 10:00Ministerio del Interior - Audiencia Nacional, 1-2-07 10:00 - 11:00Torre Picasso, 1-2-07 11:00 - 12:00Plaza Cibeles, 1-2-07 12:00 - 13:00Instituto de educación secundaria San isidro, C/ Toledo 39, 1-2-07 13:30 - 14:30Ascensores del Edicificio España, plaza de España, 1-2-07, 14:30 - 15:30Público frente al Guernica, MNCARS, 1-2-07, 18:00 - 19:00Café Gijón y paseo de Recoletos, 1-2-07, 20:00 - 21:00Plaza de Chueca, Infantas, Gran Vía, 1-2-07, 22:00 - 23:00 











2007. Dora García. REZOS / PRAYERS (published text)

 On the 1st of February 2007, between 07:00 and 00:00 hours of the following day, ten performers, spread among ten different points of Madrid at different times of the day, uninterruptedly describe everything they see and hear at that time and place, and this endless description, recited like a prayer, is individually recorded by each performer, creating an audio recording of a length of one hour.

The description recited consist of a description of people, situations, attitudes, events, buildings, structures, trajectories, activities, routines, objects, atmospheres, circumstances, sounds, smells and even the impressions, deductions and intuitions of the subject describing or narrating.

It is fundamental that the ‘prayer’ is not interrupted and that the people who happen to be with the performer are aware that they are being integrated into a narrative structure (by the mere fact of hearing how they and what they are doing are being described and knowing that the description is being recorded).

The audio tracks created by the performers or ‘prayers’, may be heard, downloaded and mixed between them in a web page (, allowing the visitor to somewhat reproduce the complexity of the experience produced and experienced by the performer.











2007. Dora García (Cv)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (since 2000)2006    ·    Code inconnu, SMAK, Gent (B)*·    Rooms, Conversations/ Cellule Cité Lenine, les laboratoires d’Aubervilliers,     Paris (F)*·    Habitaciones, Conversaciones, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid (E)·    Múltiples y Colectivos, Museu del Empordá, Figueres, Girona, (E) *

2005    ·    Letters to Other Planets, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris·    Introduction to a Scientific Aesthetics (with Mathew Buckingham), Fundación     Telefónica, Madrid, (E)*·    Arco Project Rooms, ARCO 2005 Madrid, (E)*·    Vibraciones, MUSAC, León (E)*·    Des Messages, des Instructions, des Questions Frac Bourgogne, Dijon (F)·    Dora García: “Festival de Performance y Video” Espacio 1, Museo Nacional     Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (E)*

2004    ·    Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona (E)·    Forever, permanent commissioned work for the Frac Lorraine, (F)·    Luz Intolerable & La Esfinge, museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid (E)

2003    ·    The Kingdom, Macba, Barcelona (B) *·    Galerie Ellen de Bruijne, Amsterdam (NL)

2002    ·    The Breathing Lesson, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussel (B)·    Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid (E)·    Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels (B)

2001    ·    Two Mirrors, Ellen de Bruyne Projects, Amsterdam (NL)*·    Inserts in Real Time, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels (B)·    1101001000infinito Fundació La Caixa, Barcelona (E)*·    La Pared de Cristal, La Gallera, Valencia (E)*

2000    ·    Choreographies, Etablissement d'en Face, Brussels (B)*·    Sleep (Close Up), Arco Project Rooms, ARCO 2000, Madrid (E)*·    Sleep Project, Ellen de Bruyne Projects, Amsterdam (NL)·    Va a Desaparecer, Photoespaña, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid (E)*

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (since 2000)2006    ·    Carnets du sous-sol, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris (F)·    Entangled Tongues (aka ‘Langues Emmêlées’).  Centre Culturel François Mitterrand, Périgueux (F)·    Say it Now! performance festival Vooruit, Gent (B)·    Miradas Breves, Casa de España en Buenos Aires, Argentina,·    60 minutes well spent, video screening, Frankfurter Kunstverein (D)·    Festival Trouble Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels (B)·    Untouchable, Villa Arson, Nice (F)*·    Data Mining, Wallspace, N.Y. (US)·    Proxecto Edicion, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela (E)*·    Cyberfem, EACC, Castellón (E)*·    Being in Brussels, Argos, Brussels (B)

2005    ·    Short Stories : Contemporary Selections, Henry Art Foundation, Seattle, Washington (USA)·    Invisible Scripts. Letter To Morel, W139, Amsterdam (NL)·    Ca ne se représentera plus.  Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, Galerie du cloître, Rennes (F)·    Art Basel, Juana de Aizpuru gallery·    The Art Film Program, Kunsthalle Basel, 13-18 June·    Posthumous Choreographies, White Box Gallery, N.Y. (USA)·    Le Génie du Lieu, Musée des Beaux Arts de Dijon, (F) ·    Libros de Artista, ProjectSD, Barcelona (E)·    Le Tableau des Élements, Mac Grand Hornu, Mons (B)

2004    ·    “Rotterdam Film Festival” (NL)*·    Opening Days, Beurschouwburg, Brussels (B)·    Biennal de Liège (B)*·    1x1xtemps, Frac Bourgogne (F)·    White Spirit, Frac Metz (F)·    Donderdagen, De Singel, Antwerpen, All The Stories (B)·    Procesos Abiertos, Hangar, Barcelona/ Terrassa* (E)·    D_calage, échanges de vidéos et performances de femmes artistes entre Montréal et Bruxelles, Petit Théatre Mercelis, Brussels (B)·    Courtisane film festival, Gent (B)·    “Ann Arbor Film Festival” Michigan (USA)·    Entropy AR/GE Kunst, Bolzano (I)*·    Schöner Wohnen, Be-Part, Waregem, (B) *·    Arte Portugués y Español de los Años 90, Centro Cultural Fonseca(Salamanca), CaixaForum (Barcelona), Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (Canarias) (E)

2003    ·    “Rotterdam Film Festival” (NL)*·    Monocanal, Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid (E)*·    25hrs, international video from the 90s, Barcelona (E)*·    Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (TR)*·    “Argos Film Festival”, Brussels (B)*·    La Conquista de la Ubicuidad, Centro Párraga (Murcia, E), CAAM (E)*

2002    ·    IN/EX-HIBITION, Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Paris (F)·    Feb. 3. 2002, Muesum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (B)*·    Do it Yourself, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels,(B)·    ARCO 2002 Madrid, Galería Juana de Aizpuru (E)·    Action/Replay 2, MC 93, Bobigny, (F) 25-26 mai -1er-2-8 juin 2002·    Art Brussel, Galerie Jan Mot (B)·    Mobiles, Parcours de Saint Gilles, Brussels, (B)*·    Lost Past, Ypres (B)*

2001    ·    ARCO 2001 Madrid, stand Galería Juana de Aizpuru y stand Caja Madrid**·    Vis à vis, video screening FRAC Lorraine (F)·    House of Games, Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht (NL)·    Basel Art Fair, stand Galería Juana de Aizpuru*·    Ici et maintenant, TNT, Bruselas (B)·    Silhouettes and Shadows, Tilburg (NL)·    BIDA, Universidad de Valencia*·    Stromereien, Open Performance Days Zurich (CH)·    Embodiment, De Brakke grond, Amsterdam (NL)*

2000    ·    ARCO 2000 Madrid , Galería Juana de Aizpuru (E)·    “Brussels Art Fair”, Galerie Mot&vanden Boogaard (B)·    “Basel Art Fair”, Galería Juana de Aizpuru (CH)·    Stock, Ellen de Bruyne Projects, Amsterdam (NL)·    El Espacio como Proyecto, Bienal de Pontevedra (E)*·    Trasvases, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (Argentina)*·    Metro>Polis, Brussels Underground (B)*·    “Festival Audiovisual de Navarra”, (E)**Publication

EDUCATION·    Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca, Spain and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Holland.

BIBLIOGRAPHY (Monographies)·    The Prophets, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, November 2006·    All The Stories (She/ Mujer), EACC, Castellón, Spain, October 2006·    CCL (cellule cité Lénine), Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Aubervilliers, Paris, September 2006·    Not for everybody, Frederique Berholtz, Metropolis M No.1 February 2006·    Code inconnu, SMAK, Ghent (B) 2006·    Todas Las Historias, festival de performance y vídeo, MNCARS Espacio Uno, Madrid (E) 2005·    Sí/yes/oui, No/no/non, Musac (León, Spain) and Frac Bourgogne, Dijon (F) 2005·    Chus Martínez, Dora García, Le système subtile, Arte Contexto, Madrid, Núm 5, Febrero 2005, págs 74-85·    Forever, Ediciones CRU (E), 2005·    Various authors, Introducción a Una Estética Científica: Dora García y Matthew Buckingham, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid 2005. ISBN: 84-89884-57-9·    Luz Intolerable y La Esfinge, Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, 2004, ISBN 84-96286-03-7·    Dora García, El Reino/ The Kingdom, Macba, Barcelona, 2003, ISBN 84-89771-03-0·    Dora García, Sala La Gallera, Valencia, Generalitat Valenciana, ISBN 84-482-2945-2·    1101001000infinito, Sala Montcada, Fundació La Caixa, Barcelona 2001, ISBN: 84-7664-747-6·    Pocket, Galería Juana de Aizpuru y Junta de Castilla y León, 2000·    Dora García, de Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL) 1997 ISBN 90-72310-15-2·    Dora García, De Appel, Amsterdam (NL) 1991 ISBN 90-73501-09-1







2007. Dora García. REZOS / PRAYERS (2006.11 / fieldwork)

2007. Dora García. REZOS / PRAYERS (2006.11 / fieldwork)







RMS La Asociación

Coordinators of Madrid Abierto















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2007. Dora García. PRAYERS (theoretical data)

2007. Dora García. PRAYERS (theoretical data)

 The “rezos” project is a performance that lasts twenty four hours and is collected in a sound piece that has been presented as a video and audio installation, as well as an Internet website.


For twenty four hours, thirty performers that take turns every 4 hours, each one of them in five specific locations of the city, both fixed (squares, streets, crossroads, bars) and mobile (buses, metro, pedestrian), continuously describe everything they see and hear in the place and moment where they’re at, and this constant description, recited as a prayer, is individually recorded by each performer.



Each performer will have a sound recording device, the type that fits the situation best, the time, sound quality and comfort of the performer.



The recordings made by performers will be added, in a few hours, to a previously designed flash animation, creating an interface that enables the spectator, Internet user or visitor to combine the recordings of each performance at will and create a kind of “polyphonic prayer” that reflects the “kaleidoscopic” complexity of the different places in which the performances were done, a complexity that performers try to describe, but they could have tried to create (according to the idea that a reality is created once we perceive it and describe it, or, as we could say, “recite” it).

This interface can be presented as an exhibition mode (audio and video installation in the exhibition hall), but also, and in any case, in a website that may be checked in any Internet computer.








2007. Dora García. PRAYERS (technical + visual data)

2007. Dora García. PRAYERS (technical + visual data)


First presentation model: the interface/Internet websiteThe interface flash programme will follow the model used in previous works, such as “The Possible”

o “” entering the flash home page, click on download sound”)

a combination of both modes, in which different entrances would have names such as “Gran Vía, 00:00-04:00”“Gran Vía, 04:00-08:00”“Gran Vía, 08:00-12:00”“Gran Vía, 12:00-16:00”“Gran Vía, 16:00-20:00“Gran Vía, 20:00-24:00”

or others like:

“Autobús 27, 08:00-12:00”“Línea 1, 12:00-16:00”“Castellana/ Prado 16:00-20:00”“Cibeles e.a. 20:00-24:00”

they would be combined with each in a similar way as in “The Possible” and could be downloaded like in “”.



 It could be done in a similar way to the one done for “The Possible” --- see picture



- portable sound recording system for performers (mini disc or similar)

- for the presentation as installation: computer (connected to the web or not, depending on the Internet or cd version), video projector, audio installation (amplifier, speakers), mouse system for visitors to interact.










2007. Dora García. REZOS / PRAYERS (actors)

Actors who did the performanceLucia NapalClemente GarcíaMarcos GarcíaAna Petite Eduardo Cárcamo María Brea Juan Antonio Bottaro Paula Rodríguez Martín Alicia Torres Pablo Martínez Dilvio

Actors at Café Gijón De Miércoles a Sábados de 17.00 a 21.00 horasJuan Antonio Bottaro Clemente GarcíaPaula Rodríguez Martín

Actors at Arco De Miércoles a Sábado de 17.00 a 21.00 horasRebeca Tebar Nacho Diaz de Heredia