Kosmopolis 21

Liturgies of the Anthropocene

Artistic intervention

Artistic interventions in the city’s bookshops

Do-It-Yourself Cosmology

  • Wednesday 16 June, 10.00 - 20.00
  • Diversos espais
  • Free
  • Thursday 17 June, 10.00 - 20.00
  • Diversos espais
  • Free
  • Friday 18 June, 10.00 - 20.00
  • Diversos espais
  • Free
  • Saturday 19 June, 10.00 - 20.00
  • Diversos espais
  • Free
  • Sunday 20 June, 10.00 - 20.00
  • Diversos espais
  • Free

Constructing worlds in faraway galaxies is the realm of science fiction writers, but also of some contemporary artists with a greater taste for risk and exploring new media of expression. In the DIY Cosmology cycle, several creators will start out from bricocosmology, which is to say the construction of future universes with visual and sound media, incorporating echoes and reverberations from the classics in the genre.

For the duration of Kosmopolis 21, Jaume Ferrete Vázquez, Enric Farrés Duran, Ariadna Guiteras, Laura Llaneli, Quim Pujol, and Rosa Tharrats will land in the bookshops of central Barcelona to change the usual dynamics of these spaces with their sound, performance, and visual installations based on the classics of science fiction in a programme of artistic creations curated by Alicia Kopf.

ARTISTS AND BOOKSHOPS

Para aprender a encontrar hay que saber esconder
—Friday 18 June at 1 p.m. Artistic action by Enric Farrés Duran.
Llibreria Laie CCCB (carrer de Montalegre, 5).

La sonámbula [rework]
—Friday 18 June at 17 p.m. Performance by Ariadna Guiteras.
La Central del Raval (carrer d’Elisabets, 6)

El mensaje de otros mundos
—Saturday 19 June at 4 p.m. Performance by Quim Pujol.
Lata Peinada (carrer de la Verge, 10)

The whispering cabin
—Sunday 20 June at 12 noon. Performance by Laura Llaneli. Sound installation for the duration of the festival.
La Calders (passatge Calders, 9)

Trenapimoa
—Intervention in the shop window by Rosa Tharrats for the duration of the festival.
Gigamesh (carrer Bailén, 8)

“O.K., Dave”, “Hey, Dave”, “Look here, Dave”, “I’m sorry, Dave”
—Sound installation by Jaume Ferrete Vázquez for the duration of the festival.
Llibreria Byron (carrer de Casanova, 32)