Tue - Sat. 12 - 6pm
DERIVILLE – from ‘ville derivée’ meaning ‘drift city’, was a utopian city and social living designed by artist Constant Anton Nieuwenhuys in 1956.
Constant believed, like other international situationists, of a utopian future where technology and labor would embrace each other, allowing humans to be free of the restraints of productivity brought by capitalism, and creating the perfect apology for the Homo Ludens.
Rosana Antolí’s practice seeks to reveal the poetics of gesture in our everyday actions and the ways in which we, as architectural bodies, transform our movements in relation to the space we are in. Focusing on the understanding of movement in relation to visual arts Antolí’s work unfolds between politics and space, the sculptural and the performative, the gallery and the urban.
In /_/_/_/_ DERIVILLE performance, Antolí takes Constant’s notion of Utopia as a point of departure, and explores the body as a mechanical system far away from the originally predicted freedom to devote our time to creative play. In this new panorama the notion of failure is key where our organic body’s systems are not able to hold forever mechanical repetitions and automatised loops.
The performers will create a body relational space, and will be accompanied by musician duo TOMAGA, with whom the artist have been collaborating in her last works – Generaciones 2017 Art Prize in Madrid, Spain and The One, The Teeth and The Circle, Solo Show at The Ryder, London, UK.
Rosana Antolí (1981, Alcoi, Spain) seeks to reveal the poetics in our everyday actions. Driven by an interest in the rhythms encountered in architectural spaces and the geographical gestures of the human body, her practice seeks the choreographies that structure our daily lives. Her works unfold between politics and space, the sculptural and the performative, the gallery and the urban, focusing on the understanding of movement in relation to visual arts. With anthropological curiosity, the use of repetition and a pinch of absurdity, she choreographs an artistic universe that spans from drawing and installation to video and action.
She studied MFA Sculpture/Performance at Royal College of Art, London, and BA Fine Art at Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. Selected solo and group exhibitions include Arebyte Gallery, London (2016), Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona (2016), Centro CAC Wifredo Lam, La Habana (2016), CCEMx, Mexico (2016), Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York (2016), ABC Museum, Madrid (2015), The RYDER, London (2015), Alserkal Avenue, Dubai (2015) and CA2M Museum, Madrid (2012). Selected grants and awards include: Loop Discovery International Video Art Prize, Barcelona (2017), Generaciones 2017 Art Prize, Madrid (2017), The Royal British Society of Sculptors, Bursary Award, London (2015), BBVA National Video Art Prize (2015), Gasworks International Fellowship, UK-Colombia (2015), International Emerging Artists Award, Dubai (2014) and Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby’s Grant, Spain (2012).
TOMAGA channel various forms of multi-instrumentalism into music that moves by turns through industrial, jazz, psychedelia and minimalism, on its way to somewhere wholly other. Devoted to musical exploration, this London based duo obsessively deconstruct familiar tropes, looking for the tension that lies between improvisation and form.
Rosana Antolí x Tomaga :
/_/_/_/_ DERIVILLE / performance shots
Performance during arebyte LCI launch event