SITAC IX: Teoría y práctica de la catástrofe
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Director: Eduardo Abaroa
Art struggles with chaos, but it does so in order to render it sensory, even through the most charming character, the most enchanted landscape.
–Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari
There’s our catastrophe. In the bag. Once more and I’m off.
–A line from the character of the director in the play Catastrophe (1982) by Samuel Beckett.
The notion of a catastrophe implies change, crisis or a definitive disaster, after which something will never be the same again: an event of the greatest transcendence for life or the system to which it refers, since it means its inevitable and irreversible transformation. A wide variety of connotations emerges from this simple definitions, allowing us to address conjointly areas that are justifiably separated. We seek a multiplicity of themes and foci, an effect of dispersal.
In this symposium we have invited philosophers, artists, curators and writers to discuss the possibilities of an ancient, elusive term that has involved, at least since Aristotle, an element of the dramatic or the tragic –that to say, of the theatrical. The catastrophic is first and foremost imaginary. […]
Participantes: Juan Villoro, Mel Chin, José Jiménez Ortiz, Superflex, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Christian Viveros-Fauné, Ana María Millán, Helena Producciones, George Osodi, Manuel De Landa, Cyprien Gaillard, Pablo Vargas Lugo, Sarina Basta, Paula Sibilia, Taiyana Pimentel, Patrick Charpenel, Amy Sara Carroll, Tom Vanderbilt, Ricardo Domínguez, Minerva Cuevas, Michel Blancsubé, T.J. Demos, Julieta González, José Roca, Itala Schmelz, Johan Grimonprez, Allora & Calzadilla