CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo

PICNIC SESSIONS 2015
ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
4th JUN — 16th JUL

It is hard to think that one can organize a picnic all by oneself, not just because of the difficulty of having to make all the sandwiches, but by the chore of having to extend the blanket on the grass and sit all alone to watch the ants go by. This could be an introspective afternoon snack in the endless field of subjectivity. Our deepest respect for these moments of the self. A picnic involves more than one person, a conjunction, attention, care for the other, an agreement. The same happens with our picnic sessions, which you con attend on your own, but the empathy, the brush of the bodies, the laughs, and the summer sunset in the background, turn this experience into something unforgettably collective. In this edition of the picnic sessions, we insist again on the peculiar motion produced by the ephemeral, in the here and now, in the subtlety of the play of intensities, in the limits of perception, in the unknown. We want to slow down the blink, the wink, we want to be breathless, we want to sweat, to get excited, to activate our bodies and minds in an exercise of kinesthetics. By creating a break in the virtual, we have thought about these picnic sessions as a catalyst which can produce unexpected but tangible effects, effects that can touch us, affect us, and return us to the city with a different outlook on our everyday life. In this edition, the synergy will raise the levels of dopamine so much, that you'll want to stay on the rooftop terrace until the following Thursday. Unfortunately, this won't be possible, the public transport is awaiting you, and so are we, next Thursday.

Curated by Juan Domínguez and José Villalobos

04th JUN ANTONI HERVÁS/RICHARD DAWSON/RYAN RIVADENEYRA
11th JUN JONATHAN BURROWS AND MATTEO FARGION/URSULA MARTINEZ
18th JUN ÁNGELA SEGOVIA/ FELIX PÉREZ HITA
25th JUN JORGE DUTOR Y GUILLEM MONT DEL PALOL/SARA MANENTE AND MARCOS SIMÕES
02nd JUL RODRIGO SOBARZO DE LARRAECHEA/ LINA LAPELYTE
09th JUL LUZ BROTO/ CIRCUMSTANCE/COOKING SECTIONS
16th JUL LAS LINDAS POBRES/ MUGARITZ + I/BLOOD SPORT/JOHN GRVY

and also, a contest by AUTOPLACER...