What to do in Madrid this week: “Intrigue”, “Praise of Cheese”, “Summer Nights” at CaixaForum …


In the midst of a debate about the potential and dangers of artificial intelligence and at a time when technological devices are present in all aspects of our lives, Reina Sofía opens an exhibition dedicated to machines. Based on the work of artists such as Dora García, Antón Patiño, Sammy Baloji, Ângela Ferreira, François Pain, Gee Vaucher or Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa, among many others, intrigues It explores the relationships of resistance, alliance and creation that we can establish with these tools, based on the concept of “a machine” formulated by the philosophers Deleuze and Guattari in 1968. The exhibition is divided into three thematic themes: war machines Inspired by the perception they had in ancient Greece of the instrument, which could be both a war artifact and an exotic theatrical device, schizo machines — which delves into contemporary inconveniences, and places them in social space — and Film machines and care —which analyzes how cinema can become a tool of social cohesion in the service of less obvious realities.

Our need for rest is insatiable.

Swedish writer and journalist Stig Dagerman committed suicide in the same car in which he traveled in search of stories. He was only 31 years old, but by then he had already written several novels and plays, a book of short stories, and countless articles, many of them on the devastation of World War II. The group of creators consisting of Alberto Fonseca, Lucia Llorente Toral, Jorge García Berlanga and Esther Berzal presented the premiere of this theatrical piece based on one of the most famous texts in the framework of the Sala Joven Festival, organized by Teatro Urgente at Teatro Quique San Francisco. from dagerman. Our need for rest is insatiable It tells of the despair and hopelessness that the author felt; It is not surprising that he considered it a kind of literary testament, since he wrote it two years before the suicide. This theatrical version, which can be seen through July 2, combines Dagerman’s script with those of the four leading actors and playwrights.

A ballpoint pen with a pompom, a poodle with a hairdo, the Lladró figurines or the awkwardly sentimental names that many couples use in intimacy (and sometimes outside of it too). There are some images that everyone associates with the word “cheesy,” but if asked what exactly is cheesy or where the term comes from, we likely wouldn’t know what to answer. The exhibition, which opens this week in Centro, curated by art history professor Sergio Rubiera, delves into that concept, tracing a genealogy that began in the eighteenth century with those who copied the fashions and attitudes of the upper classes to those who did. Do not belong and this is in fact excluded. Often the subject of irony and sarcasm, the epitome of bad taste and pretense, they are very interesting readings about the boundaries between classes or the subversion of gender norms. This gallery invites us to delve deeper into each of them.

Lavapis Film Festival

One of the capital’s most traditional summer cinemas reaches its 20th edition this year and with it they say goodbye. Farewell to the Lavapis Film Festival, at least in its “current reincarnation,” as its organizers assure, leaving the door open for the project to continue with other people at the helm. This neighborhood fair, which has always contained in its DNA the principles of free and collectivist culture, self-management and the demand for common spaces, returns with Programming Filled with movies that probably can’t be easily seen elsewhere, let alone on platforms. With these expectations they want to claim, as they always have, the value of watching movies en masse.

The show, which opens next Thursday at the Teatro Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa, is the culmination of a long-term project with a group of LGTBI+ seniors as protagonists. For several months, the members of this group have met with Javier Vaquero and Cristian Fernandez Miron, who are in charge of project mediation management, and with a series of workshop leaders from disciplines as diverse as tumblerSelf-portrait, group design or comic. The aim of these meetings was to get to know each other and share experiences, concerns and references, as well as to set up a “cabaret to go around the house” that they will now present to the audience to dance, dance and sing all that they went through in the development of the project. They will also show the short documentary showing the journey of this The group is older than LGTBI+ over the past few months.

“Summer Nights” at CaixaForum

On Thursdays in June and July, at sunset, the CaixaForum opens its doors for free so that the public can access the exhibitions and enjoy the special programs they have prepared to cool summer nights. Movement, rhythm, humour, complicity and circus will be his themes summer nights, a course in which we can watch dance pieces, mini-concerts, interactive performances, improvisation shows, theater of things and many other proposals. Among the surprises they prepared for us Fun placea soundtrack created by the artist collective Eléctrico 28, unexpectedly reproduced inside the exhibition halls, invites us to think about it in a different way and promotes play and reflection.

It’s always a good time to see again (or see for the first time) White House. So, in Cibeles cinema They chose it as the film that opens its edition this year. As it does every summer, its programs will take over the CentroCentro Courtyard to provide us, during the hottest weeks of the year, with some of the great cinema classics and the latest. Even titles like 2001: A Space OdysseyAnd Rebellion without causeAnd holidays in Rome also Whit skirts are crazy will live with like animalsAnd after the sunAnd Asteroid City also Banshees by Inisherin. There will also be MK2’s already popular Cinetronik Sessions throughout the year which it is now relocating to Cibeles cinema So we can watch the classics of silent films accompanied by an electronic soundtrack composed for the occasion and a live performance.

Alvaro Liz. winter memory

Alvaro Liz He is a versatile photographer who divides his work between a more documentary photography, with a provenance of an anthropological and environmental component and photographed all over the world, and a more monolithic artistic side. All exactly The human and the natural are what intermingle in this exhibition where the boundaries between them are blurred. A forest where you get lost to make the journey between Anthropocene and the Electrocene, that new era dominated by algorithms and technology, which includes sacred trees, monsters, symbiosis and artificial intelligence. The project has also been recognized with the first grant from Campocerrado Foundationwhich promotes sustainability and environmental preservation.

more information

when: until 30 June

where: Dudark Studio (Carmen Portonis 9. Nav 3)

price: free

links: https://www.dodark.com/



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