D.H.D.A (Debería Habértelo Dicho Antes)
Jaime de los Ríos
With the participation of
Juan Llano Borbolla
Leticia Linares / Itxaso Martínez
With the support of
(Beca de promoción) Gobierno Vasco
Arteleku / Espacio Reflex, Donostia 2013
At the start of 2013 we formed a work group devoted to the friction between production and process in artistic practice. As the starting point we took the question Deleuze and Guattari tried to address: How do you make yourself a Body without Organs? Under this premise we conducted a very concrete praxis. A cycle of laboratories/encounters where we invited other artists/agents to develop a proposal of their own within this framework of interest. A bit like throwing a ball and working via its bounce.
This laboratory cycle was essentially an experiment in itself. We used the metaphor of a spring to visualize it, each laboratory being a stage that became the next leg. Endeavouring to form a single process among them all, a body of superimposed layers that are nevertheless mutually interconnected. This attempt at becoming a process, a fish biting its own tail, made a stopover on the way, to think it through. We called this halt on the journey, the exercise of looking back, I should have told you before. The exercise consisted of two parts: a round table where all the guests came together and pooled their reflections, and a show with pieces that arose from the stopping of the ball, which were made by the work group.
In the end we published a small magazine that once again hurled lines outwards, the idea being not so much to spell out the previous journey as to gather new steps to advance with.
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