Diego del Pozo Barriuso, Casting 1971, 2001

Diego del Pozo Barriuso, Casting 1971, 2001

Francesca Llopis Fils d'oblit

Francesca Llopis Fils d'oblit, 2012

Cecilia Barriga, Im Fluss, 2007

Cecilia Barriga, Im Fluss, 2007

Loop Festival Barcelona

Em sé arrapats al coll els tentacles del pop. Video program

November, from 13 to 25, 2018

Em sé arrapats al coll els tentacles del pop *

A program devised and produced by Hamaca

Curated by Maite Garbayo Maeztu

Sala Polivalent de La Capella

LOOP Festival

Presentation: November, Tuesday 13, at 6 pm.

Opening times:

November, Wednesday 14 to Saturday 24, all days from noon to 8 pm

Sunday 25, from 11am to 2pm


We are time-poor. We work all day with no divide between living and producing, trying to steal time from life in order to work and meet endless deadlines and bureaucratic processes. Productivism invades our everyday spaces, our relationships and our homes. Why is that in the realm of art, in which there are numerous practices that are critical of the state of affairs and of themselves, we accept and uphold the precarious material conditions of our production? The productivist imperative prevails on us to ignore that we have a body, to travel light, to externalise or hide our burdens and cares as a neoliberal promise of total mobility, of professional success, of independent and sovereign individuality. Em sé arrapats al coll els tentacles del pop (I Know the Octopus’s Tentacles Are Wrapped around My Neck) encourages us to imagine practices that interrupt and question the logics of production through thinking of interdependence, vulnerability, spaces of encounter or simply the timeout as modes of critical change that bring us closer to other ways of being in life.


Selection of videos

Carmen Nogueira: 25’ 55’’ diarios, 2004, 4 min 5 s.

Aitziber Olaskoaga: La sonrisa telefónica, 2016, 38 min.

Cecilia Barriga: Im Fluss, 2007, 5 min.

Francesca Llopis: Fils d’oblit, 2011, 4 min 51 s.

Diego del Pozo Barriuso: Casting 1971, 2001, 20 min 20 s.

Eugènia Balcells: Fuga, 1979, 20 min 21 s.


Maite Garbayo Maeztu is an art historian and researcher. She holds a PhD in the History of Art, awarded by the University of the Basque Country, and an MA in the History of Art, awarded by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Prior to 2018, she was an academic in the Art Department of the Ibero-American University (Mexico City). Between 2015 and 2016, she did postdoctoral research at the UNAM Institute of Aesthetic Research, pursuing her project Intersubjectivity and Transfer: Towards an Aesthetic of the Incalculable. Her work has been published in numerous exhibition catalogues, books and specialist journals. Since 2014, she has been a member of the Southern Conceptualisms Network. In 2016, she published her first book, Cuerpos que aparecen. Performance y feminismos en el tardofranquismo (Consonni). Her research centres on the intersections between feminist theories, visual culture and visions from the south, with a special interest in the practices of performance and the body.


* Maria Mercè Marçal, Desglaç (1984-1988).


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