CLAIM YOUR PLACE I+P

Installation Performance
2010-2012

‘The difficulty is to create pieces that manage to reach people. Objective achieved.’

Lourdes Capdevila, spectator Guillén Tarragó. Diari de
Terrassa

 

‘An intense, delicate and daring work.’

Ricard Gázquez, playwright and
director.

 

‘A show with commitment and absence of kindness.’

Jordi Rico, spectator. Actor. Barcelona

Claim Your Place I+P builds bridges between scenic languages, video art and exhibition formats. This piece explores how each channel used, interferes with viewer reception. In terms of content, it is a study of violence, a subject the viewer is forced to engage with, even the violence arising from the reluctant engagement with violence. War violence is the generating motor, the seminal factor in the state of play throughout human history. However, Claim Your Place I+P is conceived from a broad perspective that investigates to all types of violence based on a tumultuous common denominator: the aggression against the individual, in this case through the lens of the quest for aesthetic beauty. Claim Your Place I+P is formed by three pieces: Video installation, Performance and Photographic exhibition.

TRAILER INSTALLATION · TRAILER PERFORMANCE · PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION · CAST & CREATIVES · DOCUMENTATION · EXHIBITION SPACE · DOSIER   PRESS



(CYP) INSTALLATION

TRAILER IINSTALACIÓN

(CYP) PERFORMANCE

(CYP) PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

CAST & CREATIVES

Creation and direction: Nuria Legarda / Performance: Nuria Legarda / Video performance recording: Nuria Legarda / Video performance editing: Eric Bel / Video installation recording: Laia Cabrera / Video installation editing: Nuria Canal, Iñaki Álvarez / Space and set design: Max Glaenzel / Installation design: Nuria Legarda with the collaboration of Nuria Canal / Sound design: Ramon Ciércoles / Lighting: Raimon Rius / Costumes: Nuria Legarda / Artistic collaboration: Magali Milian, Romuald Luydlin / Set design assistants: Víctor Peralta, Ángela Ribera / Technical coordinator: Ramón Rey / Production: N Naranja (Barcelona) / Executive production: Eteri (Montse Prat, Txell Felip) / Production assistant: Oriol Miras / Photography: Pep Daudé / Co-production: Centre d’Arts Escèniques de Terrassa (CAET) / Centre d’Arts Escèniques de Reus (CAER) / Art residences: NU2’s Catalunya, Topia Art Center USA, Fàbrica de Creació de les Arts en Viu / With the collaboration of: Ca l’Estruch fàbrica de creació de les Arts en Viu, Sabadell  / With the support of: Institut Ramon Llull Catalunya, Consulado General de España en New York, Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts, New York. 

 

Acknowledgements

Álvaro Bartolomé, Eva Pérez.

DOCUMENTATION

The process of creating the piece Claim Your Place I+P was the result of a two year long immersion in the works of writers such as Walter Benjamin, Erich Fromm, Herta Müller, C.G Jung, J. Campdell, S. Keen, L. Dossey, K. Wilber, R. Bluy and M-L Von Franz. Amongst the books that I read to research violence, Nazism, photography from World War II, Hitler’s psychology, testimonies from Holocaust survivors, and the power of the dark side of human nature, I want to highlight Ana Rubio Serrano’s work and her book ‘Los Nazis y el Mal’.

EXIBITION SPACE

Inaugural Piece Festival Nuevas Tendencias, Terrassa, September 2010, Catalunya

Inaugural Piece Festival Cos, Art Center Can Massó, Reus, September – October 2010, Catalunya

Scènes croisées de Lozère, February 2011, Mende, France

Gayarre Pamplona Theatre, Otras Miradas, May 2012, Navarra

BAD Festival XIV Contemporary Theatr and Dance Festival, November 2012, Bilbao.

 

 
 
 
 

PRESS ON CLAIM YOUR PLACE I+P

 

 

 

A creative bomb of dance and theatre

“A video and performance installation that reflects on the vacuum that follows violence.
It is Claim your place, by Nuria Legarda (Masia Freixa. 18.00 to 21.00).’94

EL PERIÓDICO

‘Nuria Legarda offers the audience the opportunity to traverse meditatively through an open space. The installation, labyrinth-like, explores human quest (thematically anchored to 20th century wars) but which, paradoxically does so from an unaggressive visual stance, based on textures, colour, light and video screening, inviting us for example to gently observe someone walking through a forest, surrounded by the sounds and sensations that we find in nature. Later, Legarda irrupts into the space, giving a performance which is honest, and summons feelings of rage and powerlessness through the fragility and strength of the performer’s naked body. The repetitive obsessive movement of the dancer-actress, her frenzied march as soldier, is an exercise in synthesis through gesture. One image which sticks to the retina: the woman surrounded by the exhibition’s material, which we have now familiarised ourselves with, broken, her head vanished, the beauty of the body in contrast to the military boots, amidst the deteriorated environment. All at once intensive, delicate and daring work.’ Ricard Gázquez, playwright and stage director Barcelona.



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