Since this title taken from a film by Fernando Fernán Gómez about traveling theater comedians, we invite you to a journey to issues belonging to the “Great Teatre of the World” (as Calderón de la Barca wrote) in which all of us perform daily: time of individual and collective history, definition of identity, laws versus utopias, no man’s lands, media in the construction of reality, electronic surveillance… in our advanced societies. These are issues that interlace the public and the private and that are undertaken from fragments of seven of our works* (made between 1993 and 2015, so somehow we also propose a journey to our own work and our concerns as artists and as citizens.
It is the spoken word, something so radiophonic, the main vehicle chosen to do so, while several sounds -false national anthems, dice rolls, time signals, babbling, steps, drag or broken objects- are laying out the course. “They walk but they don’t advance”, Beckett said. Something similar happens on this journey, and also by that becomes a Journey to nowhere.
All those works take part of the retrospective exhibition Concha Jerez-jose Iges: Media_mutations (http:mediamutaciones.com), which is presented in Tabacalera Madrid until June 21, curator Karin Ohlenschläger.
C. Jerez – J. Iges