WHAT ARE WE LOADING? (Que estamos cargando?)

Participative performance with pallets structures and threads

Lalocaal Gallery Barcelona, Spain



After going through a context of pandemics and wars, we are in a situation where the world and social relations need to be interwoven or intertwined again to recover human social interaction. In this way, my work proposes a series of participatory performances, with the aim of rescuing and reconstructing the social tissue from our diversity. The work is therefore built with the participation of the public and openly inviting people to continually interact in the creative process of weaving together, in order to generate a dynamic conversation during this process.



From the playful and the interaction we reflect on our social relationships and context, when did we separate? When do we get closer? What are we carrying with us?


Although the pallets are known as wooden platforms that allow the transfer and storage of different inputs, volumes or merchandise, through them we activate questions about migration, our integration, exchange, transfers and consumption.


Faced with a situation of constant change, we need more spaces for interaction, play and warmth. We take what surrounds us to generate new cycles.


In times when we need spaces to reflect on how affections are necessary for our development as a society, this proposal is born in which the collective, unexpected and dialogue are present.

When and why did we separate? How do we get closer?


We move, we are constantly traveling, we migrate and we need to reconnect with our memory, ancestors, territory, community. We are like multiple fibers that embrace each other and in doing we open new cycles.



Luego de atravesar un contexto de pandemias y guerras, estamos en una situación en donde el mundo y las relaciones sociales necesitan volver a entretejerse o entrelazarse para recuperar la interacción social humana. De esta manera, mi trabajo propone una serie de performanceparticipativas, con el objeto de rescatar y reconstruir el tejido social desde nuestra diversidad. La obra por lo tanto, se construye con la participación del público e invitando abiertamente a las personas a interactuar continuamente en el proceso creativo de entretejer juntos, a modo de generar una conversación dinámica durante este proceso.


Desde lo lúdico y la interacción humana reflexionamos sobre nuestras relaciones sociales y contexto, ¿cuándo nos separamos? ¿Cómo nos acercamos? ¿Qué llevamos con nosotros? Que estamos cargando?


Si bien los palets son conocidos como plataformas de madera que permiten el traslado y almacenamiento de diferentes insumos, volúmenes o mercancías, a través de ellos activamos preguntas sobre la migración, nuestra integración social, el intercambio, los traslados y el consumo.


Ante una situación de cambio constante, necesitamos más espacios de interacción, juego y calidez. Tomamos lo que nos rodea para generar nuevos ciclos de intercambio.


En tiempos en los que necesitamos espacios para reflexionar sobre cómo los afectos son necesarios para nuestro desarrollo como sociedad, nace esta propuesta en la que lo colectivo, lo inesperado y el diálogo están presentes.


¿Cuándo y por qué nos separamos? ¿Cómo nos acercamos?



Nos movemos, viajamos constantemente, migramos y necesitamos reconectarnos con nuestra memoria, nuestros ancestros, nuestro territorio, nuestra comunidad. Somos como múltiples fibras que se abrazan y al hacerlo abrimos nuevos ciclos.



Memory 1

A few minutes after starting, a young man is invited to intervene in the space created, for which he is given a skein of cloth-thread. Instantly, submerged between threads and turns, it becomes a satellite. He turned and we with him. while there was no fixed destination, there didn't have to be. He moved the colored threads from top to bottom, intertwined them and played with other satellites that accompanied him. That night they all created a new universe, one of exquisite possibilities, of games.


Memoria 1

A los pocos minutos de comenzar, se invita a un joven a intervenir en el espacio creado, para lo cual se le entrega una madeja de hilo de tela. Al instante, sumergido entre hilos y vueltas, se convierte en un satélite. Se volvió y nosotros con él. si bien no había un destino fijo, no tenía por qué haberlo. Movía los hilos de colores de arriba a abajo, los entrelazaba y jugaba con otros satélites que lo acompañaban. Esa noche todos crearon un universo nuevo, de posibilidades exquisitas, de juegos.


Memory 2

A couple with gray hair approaches the installation and it is they themselves who take the lead and add to the shared dynamic. We were all, of different ages, with different life histories sharing our generations.

The looks become complicit and I wonder: What will be the story behind each one, behind each knot, in the making of each line.


Memoria 2

Una pareja de cabellos grises se acerca a la instalación y son ellos mismos quienes toman el protagonismo y se suman a la dinámica compartida. Todos éramos, de diferentes edades, con diferentes historias de vida compartiendo nuestras generaciones.

Las miradas se vuelven cómplices y me pregunto: cuál será la historia detrás de cada una, detrás de cada nudo, en la confección de cada línea.


Memory 3

With the fibers, he built an ephemeral tower in his hands, while he was remembering his childhood game.


Memoria 3

Con las fibras construyó una torre efímera en sus manos, mientras recordaba su juego de infancia.


Memory 4

I approached him and he told me almost like a secret:

"I want to make a figure, a person." The image was already in his mind, and he was dialoguing with his hands so that it would come out, so that it would be revealed. Thus, a person emerged from the knots. What he did was almost like an offering, giving part of himself to everyone. And his person a reflection of each and everyone of us.


Memoria 4

Me acerqué a él y me dijo casi como en secreto:

"Quiero hacer una figura, una persona". La imagen ya estaba en su mente y dialogaba con sus manos para que saliera, para que se revelara. Así, una persona surgió de entre los nudos. Lo que hizo fue casi como una ofrenda, entregando parte de sí mismo a todos. Y su persona un reflejo de todos y cada uno de nosotros.



There are a number of ways that collaborative and participatory work in art can be used to restore social tissue. Collaborative and participatory art projects can be an effective way to give voice to and amplify the experiences and perspectives of marginalized communities, helping to bring about greater understanding and connection within society. Collaborative art projects can create opportunities for people from different backgrounds and experiences to come together, engage with each other, and exchange ideas and perspectives. This can help to break down social barriers and build stronger connections between people. Participating in collaborative art projects can help individuals feel connected to a larger community and give them a sense of purpose and meaning. This can be particularly important in times of social isolation or division such as Pandemic. Collaborative and participatory art projects can be used to raise awareness about social issues and inspire individuals to take action on causes they care about. This can help to restore a sense of agency and power within marginalized communities. Art can be a powerful tool for self-expression and personal growth, and collaborative art projects can provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore their emotions and work through difficult experiences. This can be an important part of the process of healing and rebuilding social connections.


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