November 2014

Entrevista en 7K

Nacida en Markina-Xemein (Bizkaia) una y en Delft (Países Bajos) el otro, Iratxe Jaio y Klaas van Gorkum son una pareja de artistas visuales que llevan más de diez años trabajando juntos en Rotterdam. Como compañeros procedentes de tan diferente entorno geográfico y social, comparten entre ellos un sentido de dislocación y un especial interés en aquello que dibuja una identidad cultural. Entre sus exposiciones individuales, destacan “Los márgenes de la fábrica” (2014), en ADN Platform, de Barcelona; o “Réinventer le monde (autour de l’usine)” (2013), en el FRAC (Le Fonds régional d'art contemporain) de Aquitaine.

Date published: 
Sun, 11/23/2014

Últimas Palabras - Full video with English subtitles

Watch the full video of Últimas Palabras with subtitles here.

Open! publishes A Rehearsal of Inadequate Performances

The lawyer often compared the justice system to theatre. He understood that there was a performative logic to the nature of law, which was the result of the fundamental indeterminacy of legal discourses. It allowed him to transform a political trial from a mere instrument of power into a cultural artefact that was capable of provoking a public reflection on hegemonic norms and transforming the law itself. “A trial is a place of metamorphosis,” he was known to say, “Joan of Arc wouldn’t have been a saint without her trial.”

Open! has just published our text on the historical and didactic nature of the political trial. Read an excerpt below.

Date published: 
Fri, 11/14/2014