[rohrpost] "Prison of Love " touring in Spain--> next venue

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Fre Mai 13 09:49:18 CEST 2005

"Prison of Love " touring in Spain--> next venue
It is a funny idea to imagine,
that a "prison of love" is touring through the country
like a collection of curios celebrated on a kermis.
In Spain, currently  "Prison of Love" (carcel de amor)
and its online part "Violence without Bodies" (violencia sin cuerpos),
the contemporary art show on the theme of gender violence,
continue touring through Spanish museums and stop between 12 May and 19 June at
Hospital de San Juan de Dios. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Almagro/Spain,
and of course the subject itself and its correlations are anything else than funny.
Of particular relevance is the online part "Violence without bodies"
curated by Remedios Zafra,
as it shows the relevance of the Internet as a medium and platform for
a new type of "engaged" contemporary art working,
and beyond that represents the show one of a few examples,
that net based art is presented to a broader audience as an equal  form of contemporary art,
a status which has net based art, not yet generally.
So, this show has a kind of  emancipatory character in different concern und
deserves therefore particular attention,
including net based works by Francesca da Rimini, Natalie Bookchin,
Tina La Porta, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Igor Stromejer, Agricola de Cologne etc
complete list see further ahead.
"Prison of Love" -
Cultural stories on Gender Violence
(Cárcel de amor. Relatos culturales sobre la violencia de género)
A presentation curated by Berta Sichel, Virginia Villaplana and Remedios
Zafra, and Rosa Mª Peris, director of the Women Institute.
The show "Prison of Love", presenting multiple perspectives and views on
violence in couple and family-
their limits and energy expressing the changing and heterogenous relations
between the cultural analysis, the political critics and the artistic
production, - is structured in 5 parts interrelating with each other. eg
a cycle of films and videos, an Internet based online part, conferences and
meetings and the edition and an action by Angélica Liddell.
The online part of the show, entitled "Violence without Bodies" ("Violencia
Sin Cuerpos")
is curated by Remedios Zafra,
and consists of a selection of netart works about gender violence
including following aspects and related artworks/artists-->
(Evas and Princesses contra Cyborgs)
Brutal Myths. An herbal healing of misogynius (1996), Sonya Rapoport y
Marie-Jose Sat;
Mythic Hybrid (2002), Prema Murthy
Make me a man (1997), Sonya Rapoport;
Eden.Garden 1.1 (2001), Auriea Harvey y Michael Samyn;
[ i want to share you - what are you doing to me? ] (2001), Intima (Igor
2. Narrated violence (when body does not exist):
Compressed Affair (2001), Agricola de Cologne;
Parthenia "A Global Monument Violence Domestic Victims" (1995) Margot
The Intruder (1999), Natalie Bookchin;
Dollspace (1997, 2001), Francesca da Rimini
3. Does body matter? (cybersex and videogame)
Tomb Raider (1999), Robert Nideffer.
Tunnel (1996), Melinda Rackham.
BindiGirl (1999); Prema Murthy;
Cunnilingus in North Korea (2003); Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries
(Young-hae Chang y Marc Voge); Mutation.Fem (2000), Anne-Marie Schleiner.
4. New Visibility of the Prevailed-
(feministe online practices contra the hegemony of being able to
Smart Mom (1998-1999), Faith Wilding y Hyla Willis;
voyeur_web (2001), Tina La Porta;
El lugar de las mujeres en el Metro de la Ciudad de México (2001), Cindy
Gabriela Flores;
Guerrilla Girls (Website), Guerrilla Girls;
No-pasatiempo (2004), Cristina Buendía.
The comprehensive project site http://www.carceldeamor.net/vsc includes a
number of texts
( in Spanish only) and the access to the selected art works.
After the presentation of "Prison of Love"
at National Museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid/Spain - 31 March until
8 May 2005 -
the travelling show will be presented in other Spanish museums until the end
of 2005, at
-->Hospital de San Juan de Dios. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Almagro/Spain - 12 May - 19 June
-->Centro Párraga, Murcia /Spain - 12 - 28 July
-->Centro de Arte Caja Burgos, CAB/Spain - 8-30 September
-->Artium, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Álava/Spain -
30 September -16 October
-->Centre d'Art la Panera, Lleida/Spain - 3 - 29 November
-->Filmoteca Canaria del Gobierno de Canarias. Tenerife y Las Palmas de Gran
28 November - 4 December
"Cárcel de amor" (Prison of Love)
"Violencia Sin Cuerpos" (Violence without Bodies)
Press release on W3art.es (Spanish)
Press release as PDF (Spanish)
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